A class act: The perceived benefits of private schools have caused enrolments to increase

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Private Schools industry delivers primary and secondary education to 1.4 million students. The industry generates revenue from tuition fees, donations and government funding, and schools are operated on a non-profit basis. Private schools have gained market share from public schools over the past five years, outperforming them in enrolment and revenue growth. Enrolments for private schools have continued to grow at a faster pace than those for public schools, despite volatile consumer sentiment over the period. This indicates strong underlying demand for private schools due to the perception that private school education and facilities are higher quality. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $23.9 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of non-government schools follows a similar pattern to the geographic spread of the school-age population, as the establishment of a school is determined by the potential market. The spread of private schools is also shaped by an area's historical development and average household income level. Private schools are concentrated in metropolitan regions, due to higher population density. According to the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), 68.0% of independent schools are located in metropolitan regions, 29.0% in regional areas and just 3.0% in remote areas.


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Industry Products

What is the Private Schools Industry?

The industry includes private schools that provide primary education, secondary education, or both. State or territory governments do not administer these schools, although private schools must adhere to educational policies set by relevant jurisdictions. In most instances, the education provided by the industry is delivered to students for a compulsory fee. Private schools are also referred to as non-government schools.

Industry Products
Catholic primary school education
Catholic secondary school education
Independent primary school education
Independent secondary school education
Industry Activities
Independent school operation
Catholic school operation
Private primary school operation
Private high school operation

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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