Some recent facts about Australian Schools
Some recent facts about the Australian education market In 2018:
there were 3,893,834 students enrolled in nearly 9,500 schools
65.7% of students were enrolled in government schools, 19.7% in Catholic schools and 14.6% in independent schools
teachers made up 69.5% of in-school full-time equivalent staff
the grade 7 to 12 Apparent Retention Rate for Australia was 84.5%, and
the student to teaching staff ratio for all schools and affiliations was 13.5.
Total enrolments have continued to increase in the five years to 2018, with 75.9% of the of the growth occurring in government schools.
Types of Schools in Australia
Schools can be classified according to sources of funding and administrative structures. They are of three types in Australia:
Government schools (also known as public schools or state schools): Government schools are run by their respective state or territory government.
Catholic schools: The Catholic school system receives substantial financial support from the federal government as Catholic schools are considered to be a vital education system outside the public sector.
Independent schools (known as private schools): Private schools receive government funding.
Source: education.gov.au , wikipedia