4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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This document was added or updated on 23/04/2020.

Key statistics

This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2018.

In 2018

    there were 333,532 children aged 4 or 5 years enrolled in a preschool program in Australia. Of these, 17,878 were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    there were 6,893 children aged 4 or 5 years old enrolled in a preschool program in remote/very remote areas of Australia. Over 39% (2,712) of this group were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    21% of all children enrolled in a preschool program resided in the fifth SEIFA quintile (least disadvantaged) while 18% resided in the first quintile (most disadvantaged)