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Schools by Sector and Type 2005 to 2015

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Independent
Primary only 289 285 279 261 259 248 234 235 228 222 215
Secondary only 87 90 105 88 84 72 68 58 57 53 53
Combined 578 590 612 620 625 640 653 657 661 669 680
Special 42 42 29 55 54 57 65 67 69 72 80
Total 996 1,007 1025 1,024 1,022 1,017 1,020 1,017 1,015 1,016 1,028
Catholic
Primary only 1,237 1,231 1229 1,225 1,225 1,230 1,231 1,228 1,226 1,229 1,235
Secondary only 326 332 338 328 315 303 305 305 303 304 324
Combined 118 123 126 127 139 148 148 153 155 156 139
Special 17 17 10 25 26 27 26 27 33 33 39
Total 1,698 1,703 1703 1,705 1,705 1,708 1,710 1,713 1,717 1,722 1,737
Government
Primary only 5,068 5,042 5009 4,962 4,930 4,879 4,847 4,827 4,802 4,799 4,774
Secondary only 1,055 1,056 1043 1,039 1,040 1,034 1,023 1,029 1,025 1,022 1,032
Combined 468 468 461 494 497 498 504 511 505 500 504
Special 338 336 338 338 335 332 331 330 329 330 329
Total 6,929 6,902 6851 6,833 6,802 6,743 6,705 6,697 6,661 6,651 6,639
All Sectors
Primary only 6,594 6,558 6,517 6,448 6,414 6,357 6,312 6,290 6,256 6,250 6,224
Secondary only 1,468 1,478 1,486 1,455 1,439 1,409 1,396 1,392 1,385 1,379 1,409
Combined 1,164 1,181 1,199 1,241 1,261 1,286 1,305 1,321 1,321 1,325 1,323
Special 397 395 377 418 415 416 422 424 431 435 448
Total 9,623 9,612 9,579 9,562 9,529 9,468 9,435 9,427 9,393 9,389 9,404

Source: ABS Schools Australia 2005– 2015 (publication no. 4221.0, Table 35a)

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