Figures released by the ABS indicate continued growth for Independent Schools in Tasmania
Enrolment data for Tasmania indicates a growing preference for Independent Schools, despite the overall decline in Tasmanian school student numbers.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its report on Schools Data for 2022.
Independent Schools Tasmania (IST) Executive Director, Tony Crehan, said, “I am pleased to advise that the report confirms that, despite overall school student numbers in Tasmania falling by 0.3% in 2022, FTE enrolments in Tasmanian Independent Schools increased by 2.8% to a record total of 10,705.”
The increase in independent school enrolments continues the growth trend of recent years with the 5‑year average increase being 3.3% pa.
Tasmanian independent enrolment share has increased to 13.2% (11.1% Primary and 15.7% Secondary).