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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 a 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;
  • snapshots of the data from the annual Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection; and
  • analysis of school-aged children and their parents drawn from the ABS Census of Population and Housing (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.

Members can also access finer-grained reports with enrolment trend data at a local government area level.

ISQ Snapshots

2020 Non-Government Schools Census (State) February Collection

2019 Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection

ISCA Snapshots

Each year Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) produces a national snapshot of independent schooling in Australia. The annual national snapshot includes a range of data including student enrolments, teacher numbers, and funding.

View recent snapshots:

Previous editions can be downloaded from ISCA’s publications webpage.

Latest News & Events

School's in for Queensland Students

24 May 2020 - After five weeks of home-based learning Queensland Years 2-10 students will tomorrow (Monday 25 May) join their younger and older peers in the classroom as the state resumes on-campus learning for all students.

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ISQ Briefings, June 2020

The latest analysis of independent schools' significant contribution to the state's economy, and 'antifragility' as a concept to help schools find a strategic pathway for future extreme events.

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