4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Key statistics

In 2019

  • the number of children aged 4 or 5 years old enrolled in a preschool program increased by 1.0% compared with 2018 (up to 345,863 children)
  • the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 4 or 5 years old enrolled in a preschool program increased by 9.4% compared with 2018 (up to 19,954 children)
  • almost 40% of children enrolled in a preschool program in remote/very remote areas 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 17% resided in the first quintile (most disadvantaged)