The latest available facts and figures from Independent Schooling in Australia on one page.
1 in 6 students attend an Independent school
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY
Independent schools provide support for all students of which an estimated 22.4% have a disability
974 Independent schools enrol Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
1 in 8 schools is an Independent school and 64% of these are K-12 schools
The Independent sector is the largest provider of boarding with 14,577 students
16,571 students are enrolled in special and special assistance schools.
NUMBER OF STAFF
Independent schools employ more than 19% of all teachers in Australian schools
11.7 to 1
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
Independent schools have the lowest student teacher ratio of all three sectors
CATHOLIC: 13.6 to 1 GOVERNMENT: 13.4 to 1
MEDIAN ANNUAL FEE
The highest student growth is in low fee Independent schools.
PER STUDENT FUNDING
Independent schools receive Lowest average recurrent funding from governments
CATHOLIC: $13,970 GOVERNMENT: $20,940
SAVINGS TO GOVERNMENT
Significant annual recurrent savings to governments
PARENTAL CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION
Parents and communities provide 86% of capital funding in Independent schools