4221.0 - Schools, Australia, 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Key statistics

In 2019

  • there were 3,948,811 students enrolled in 9,503 schools
  • two-thirds (65.7%) of students were enrolled in government schools, 19.5% in Catholic schools and 14.8% in independent schools
  • teachers made up 68.5% of in-school full-time equivalent staff
  • the year 7 to 12 full-time apparent retention rate was 84.0%
  • the average student to teaching staff ratio for all schools was 13.7