Student population of non-State schools
In February 2017, 504 operating non-State schools in Queensland enrolled:
- 132,944.3 primary students; and
- 131,210.9 secondary students.
This makes a total of 264,155.2 domestic students.
Compared to February 2016, this shows an increase of 1,637.8 students and constitutes a 0.62 per cent growth.
The total enrolment numbers include 2,758 students receiving distance education from the nine non-State schools accredited for distance education.
Among the total student population the following special needs students were identified (students might be counted multiple times in the figures below if they qualify for more than one special needs category):
- 12,401.0 English as a second language students;
- 10,380.2 Indigenous students;
- 9,677.2 Students with disabilities; and
- 4,178.0 Students from isolated areas.
The student population also included a total of 5,595.8 boarding students.
Not included in the total figures are 1,956 overseas students who are responsible for the cost of their own education.
Combined, the 266,111.2 domestic and overseas students represent 32.79 per cent of all Queensland school students.
Last updated 11 January, 2018