4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2019 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 2019.

In 2019

    the number of children aged 4 or 5 years old enrolled in a preschool program increased by 0.7% compared with 2018 (up to 335,804 children)
    the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 4 or 5 years old enrolled in a preschool program increased by 9.5% compared with 2018 (up to 19,577 children)
    almost 40% of children enrolled in a preschool program in remote/very remote areas were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    almost 21% of all children enrolled in a preschool program resided in the fifth SEIFA quintile (least disadvantaged) while 17% resided in the first quintile (most disadvantaged)