School income and capital expenditure in non-government schools data is sourced from non-government schools through the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment's financial questionnaire that is completed by each school for each calendar year.

Notes and caveats

    • The Australian Government provided increased assistance in 2020 to some non-government schools in response to COVID-19.
    • Excludes amounts related to boarding facilities, and direct payments by the Commonwealth to students and/or parents.
    • Includes recurrent and capital grants, debt servicing of loans for capital and operating purposes.
    • Capital expenditure excludes loan principal repayments.
    • Expenditure of system offices is allocated across the schools in proportion to enrolments.
    • Includes special schools.
    • Catholic independent schools (also known as non-systemic Catholic schools) are classified as Catholic schools for the purpose of this collection.
    • In some years, all independent schools in Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory are either classified into primary or combined school levels.
    • Components may not add to totals due to rounding.
    • 2009 and 2010 expenditure figures for Australian Government grants to schools, and capital expenditures by schools increased due to funding from the Australian Government 'Building the Education Revolution' program.
    • For further information, please refer to the relevant part of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

Source: Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment unpublished data, with unpublished Calendar Year Implicit Price Deflator from ABS, Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Table 4.

This information relates to Part 4 of the National Report on Schooling in Australia

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