The Changing Face of Australian Schooling

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Analysis of the 2016 Census of Population and Housing shows a continuing trend of strong Independent school sector growth for medium-income families, demonstrating that both Independent and Catholic schools are now predominantly attended by middle-income families.

The Executive Director of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), Colette Colman, today said that, “The release of the results of the 2016 Census of Population and Housing brings an opportunity to analyse robust and reliable data that highlights genuine demographic trends and changes in the ever-evolving makeup of Australian schooling.” ISCA’s analysis of the Census data, The Changing Face of Australian Schooling, examines trends across all school sectors in areas including enrolment share and growth, family income, dependent children, students recently arrived in Australia and religious affiliation.

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