The latest available facts and figures from Independent Schooling in Australia on one page.
1 in 6 students attend an Independent school – the fastest growing school sector.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY
Independent schools provide support for all students.
956 Independent schools enrol Indigenous students.
1 in 8 schools is an Independent school and 63% of these are K-12 schools.
The Independent sector is the largest provider of boarding with 14,141 students.
14,645 students are enrolled in special and special assistance schools.
Independent schools employ more than 18.5% of all teachers in Australian schools.
11.8 to 1
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
Independent schools have the lowest student teacher ratio of all three sectors.
CATHOLIC: 13.6 to 1 GOVERNMENT: 13.6 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: $13,100 GOVERNMENT: $20,180
SAVINGS TO GOVERNMENT
Significant annual recurrent savings to governments.
PARENTAL CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION
Parents and communities provide 89% of capital funding in Independent schools.