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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

ISQ Briefings - April 2018 edition

24 April 2018 - In the April edition of Briefings, ISQ Executive Director David Robertson  responds to continuing divisive media coverage on school funding, while ISQ Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise writes about recent discoveries around school pedagogical practices for high achievement.

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ISQ Hosts Federal Education Minister

17 April 2018 - ISQ was pleased to host Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham who updated independent and Catholic school leaders on the progress of key national education reform initiatives at a forum at ISQ's Professional Learning Centre.

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Schools Reinvest Surplus Funds

12 April 2018 - Grammar schools, like all independent schools, are not-for-profit institutions, which means all funds must be used to fulfil and further their education mission to students.

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