Continued Kindergarten enrolment increases have occurred across the NSW Independent schools’ sector (ABS Schools Australia 2019). 

The Fact Sheet is a new publication from The Evidence Institute. It provides a succinct overview of data, bringing into focus a range of interesting themes. This edition focuses on Kindergarten enrolments, including where enrolment increases have been observed.

Highlights from the Fact Sheet:

  • Independent schools are increasingly the first choice for Kindergarten in NSW, being the only school sector to increase Kindergarten enrolments in 2019.
  • Kindergarten enrolments increased by 3.6% from 2018 to 2019.
  • The majority (78%) of the increase in Kindergarten students were girls.
  • Anglican, Islamic and low socio-economic schools had the largest increases in Kindergarten enrolments.
  • Areas in NSW with the largest Kindergarten increases were in South-western Sydney, the Central Coast, and the New England region.

More information about Kindergarten enrolments in NSW can be found in the Fact Sheet – Kindergarten Enrolments.

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