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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.

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September 2017 - In this edition of Briefings ISQ Deputy ED Helen Coyer writes about school culture, success and sustainability, while Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise focuses on wellbeing and educational Leadership in her research feature.

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29 August 2017 - About 30,000 Queensland Year 12s will sit the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test over two days starting from today (Tuesday 29 August).

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Cost to Maintain School Choice: $1.2 Billion by 2036

17 August 2017 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector will need 21 new Prep-Year 12 schools and 825 extra classrooms in existing schools to accommodate an additional 46,600 school-aged children by 2036, a new research report reveals.

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