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Sector statistics

Sector statistics provide important insights into enrolment trends in Queensland’s independent schooling sector and across specific student groups such as boarders, students with disability, Indigenous and international students.

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides: 

  • snapshots of the enrolment data from the annual Non-State School Census (State) February Collection;
  • snapshots of the data from the annual Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection; and
  • analysis of school-aged children and their parents drawn from the ABS Census of Population and Housing (every five years).  

ISQ uses the data to inform its work with schools and in its representations to governments and other key decision-making bodies.

Queensland Data Snapshots

2018 Non-State School Census (State) February Collection

2017 Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection

Australian Data

Each year Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) produces a national snapshot of independent schooling in Australia. The annual national snapshot includes a range of data including student enrolments, teacher numbers and funding.

View recent snapshots:

Previous editions can be downloaded from ISCA’s publications webpage.

Upcoming Events

Funding Certainty for Schools

20 September 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland says the school funding package announced by the Australian Government today provides vital short-term funding certainty for independent schools and also outlines a roadmap for the future.

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Celebrating the Sector's First HALTs

7 September 2018 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector last night celebrated the accomplishments of 25 exceptional educators who have confirmed their places among the nation’s top guns of teaching.

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The impact of the Parental Income Tax measure

16 October 2018 - ISQ ED David Robertson discusses the potential impact of the Parental Income Tax (PIT) measure on funding for the sector. Meanwhile ISQ Director (Strategic Relations), Shari Armistead, together with Senior Advisor (Public Affairs), Justine Nolan examines the power of parental engagement in educational performance.

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