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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

2019 Non-Government Schools Census (Commonwealth) August Collection

2019 Non-Government Schools Census (State) February 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

ISQ Briefings - Enrolment Diversity and Artificial Intelligence

18 February 2020 - In the first 2020 issue of Briefings, Executive Director David Robertson draws on the latest enrolment data to present the changing face of the sector, while the opportunities and challenges Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents for schools are examined by Director (School Improvement & Performance) Mark Newham and Project Manager (Educational Data & NAPLAN) Kate Crowe.

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