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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 and the Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection. 
  • an analysis of school-aged children and their parents drawn from the ABS Census of Population and Housing, which occurs 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.

Each year Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) produces a national snapshot of independent schooling in Australia.

Upcoming Events

Re-engaging students in education

22 June 2018 - Young people who have disengaged from mainstream education now represent 1 in every 80 students enrolled at Queensland independent schools, contradicting a common public perception that the sector only caters for the privileged.

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Economic factors influencing the sector

19 June 2018 - This issue of Briefings looks at the economic factors influencing the health of the independent schooling sector and examines Cognitive Load Theory and the learning limits of students. 

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ISQ responds to Qld Budget

12 June 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland has welcomed the record allocation of $98.4m to support capital works in non-state schools in the 2018-19 Queensland Budget handed down today.

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