4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/02/2020   
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This document was added or updated on 22/05/2020.


In 2019

    there were 335,804 children aged 4 or 5 years enrolled in a preschool program, an increase of 2,272 (0.7%) since 2018
    preschool program enrolments increased in Victoria (1.9%), the Northern Territory (1.0%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.0%), New South Wales (0.8%), and Queensland (0.7%) and decreased in South Australia (2.7%), Tasmania (0.8%) and Western Australia (0.5%) between 2018 and 2019
    four in five children enrolled were aged 4 years and one in five were aged 5 years
    over 83% of all 4 year old and 21% of all 5 year old children were enrolled in preschool programs
    over 95% of children enrolled were enrolled for 15 hours or more per week