Results from the Education Future Report 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Australians are more educated today than they have been at any other point in history. The number of students completing undergraduate and postgraduate courses today is on the rise and for the first time in Australian history more than half the population aged 15-64 have a post-secondary qualification (51%). Over 70% of the newest wave of high school graduates, Generation Z, are pursuing further education and training, with almost half of them going on to university. How is today’s education system providing for this Generation of lifelong learners? This Friday we are looking forward to co-hosting the Education Future Forum with SCIL, to provide an overview of the current and future trends impacting the Education Sector. Here is a snapshot of some of the current and future trends in primary and secondary schools across Australia, from our Education Future Report 2016, which will be shared in detail at this Friday’s event.

MORE STUDENTS THAN EVER BEFORE

Australia currently has more students enrolled in full-time education than ever before. In 2015 there were 3,730,694 students enrolled in Australian schools. This is a 1.5% increase from 2014 and a significant 14% increase from 2001.

Since 2001, the growth in the total number of students (14%) has far outweighed the growth of actual schools (2%), the result of which has been growth in larger schools (801+ students for primary and 1200+ for secondary). The nature of these growing schools is changing as well, with more students enrolling in Independent schools than ever before.

INCREASING NUMBER OF PRIVATE SCHOOL ENROLMENTS

Since the 1970s there has been a significant rise in the proportion of students enrolling in non-government schools. Whereas non-government schools educated only 22% of all students in 1970, by 2015 that figure had risen to over a third (35%).

While government schools continue to educate the majority of Australian students (65%), enrolments at Catholic (21%) and Independent (14%) schools are on the rise and show that Australians value choice, and today’s parents are prepared to pay for an education if they feel it will align more closely with their values, expectations, and aspirations.

13% GROWTH IN TEACHERS SINCE 2005

In 2015, there were 382,687 full-time equivalent teaching staff over primary and secondary schools in Australia, which is a growth of 13% since 2005. Of these, 240,882 (63%) taught in Government schools, 72,812 (19%) taught in Catholic schools and 68,994 (18%) in independent schools.

The total number of male teachers has grown between 2005 and 2015 by 3% compared to 18% growth in female teachers over the same period. Comparatively, Government schools have a lower percentage of male teachers than Catholic and Independent schools.

THE EDUCATION FUTURE FORUM

Bringing together the best of McCrindle's research and analytics with SCIL's hands-on experience and innovation, the Education Future Forum is an opportunity for educational leaders and practitioners to engage in the dialogue around the future needs, trends and directions in education. The day will inform and inspire those who are seeking to understand this generation and simultaneously envision a school where the learning captures the hearts and minds of young people. There will also be the opportunity to tour Northern Beaches Christian School, to see students and teachers in action and view the learning spaces.

View the full program
& purchase your ticket here.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

faux-ciliser tertiary education generation internships aged care puzzle 1968 NBRS salary product Engineering Manager debt cold Christmas presents EFF ipswich google eliane miles FOMO financial dreams survey entrepreneur 24,000,000 blaxland the changing face of "know the times" survey design video Real Estate social enquiry church christmas event woolworths demographic transformations presentation darwin teach learning village GPO charity increasing densification Love land of the middle class happiness educated Wagga Wagga perth sydneysiders VET sector financial fears staying in CBD keynote speaker energy New Zeland report ashley mckenzie hills shire trends holidays megatrends medicine social life clothing Australian Dream apartment define study urban census results trends analyst presentations VET infographic wall mythbusters daily commute goal house environment repayments Tasmania parents slideshare annual income insights emerging trends aussie culture intern pyrmont men moderators guide households millionth 2016 census results list house price rise tableau investor property price baby boomers DIY spirituality car financial Skilling not-for-profit Australian Home communication Christchurch non profit brand experience events 1975 capital city emerging generations rise of local weather wage celebration families aged care future of work gen z sustainable leader researcher geomapping experience local #censusfail shbc outsourcing kate middleton area social seasons collaborative Christmas season fresh in the media PSI faux-cilise quote Australia Day future-proof hornsby Generation X communications public holiday low density friendship generational trends finance etiquette dreaming 2016 travelling news australian social research government poker master keynote data analyst Australia Day 2017 Word Up Australian Census bus sentiments economy Northern Territory rising house prices brand consumer hobart overcast media Australian schools sydney speaker prince george suburbs faith cash graphs education research home ownership The ABC of XYZ vegetarian Australian Families social commentator media commentary tips World Water Day bondi christian manly Western Australia young australians learning styles Gen Y the hills shire national crime rates friends training Macquarie University city spend national wealth Social Trend mentor South Australia conference presentation English future consumerism volunteers leadership forum faux-cilising panel names generations Real Estate Institute of Victoria 2017 curiosity acf15 ultimo nfp cooking trends of 2017 customer going out Channel 7 wages budget language Gen X conference speaker market research Australian Bureau of Statistics victoria cultural diversity Netflix university equip population growth Australian Population online shopping plans jobs of the future baby name trends skills schools trends of 2016 Bathburst anzac TDE national private wealth mccrindle urban living Kiwi Aussie gender housing growth forecast social lives baby names australia report mover and shaker school capital cities ideas goals typical australian millennials environmental scanning Financial Planning Association of Australia New South Wales Financial Planning Association work mates Assistant Store Manager census fail brands royal influence Deaths HSC selfie personal growth state women Canberra online youth internship middle class post rationalism click income cost award facts poor learn social change technology family newspaper public speaking community engagement baby name affordable workshop water Royals social researcher Channel Seven McCrindle Speakers offenders sydney event sydneycity snapshot relevant travel professional speaker potts point focus group recap research services Kirsten Brewer employers balance mccrindle tea owning a home Population Clock renter of the future coffee huffington post earnings trend know the times Australian Communities Trends social commentary 2014 emerging technologies WA employment ashley fell menai global generations identity educhat marriages marriage demographics breakfast business index pharmacies easter media activity resource New Zealand conference mother's day education future report norwest lifestyle storytelling Geoff Brailey trades unaffordable education visualisation mobile train publication statistics collaboration Territory easy rider 2013 baby name predictions organisational culture the australian dream Northern Beaches Christian School wealth distribution public speaker community jobs research data contiki earning logan rent optimistic children grandparents social shifts shopper's pick wellbeing growth ageing sunny days Education Future Forum wealth and income distribution marrickville Queensland property market meetings Hills Shire Council culturally diverse social impact global financial crisis sydney metro daily telegraph meals cancelling event social researchers mythbusting christianity February 16 home Sydney Hills Business Chamber high density innovation housing market digital 2016 census debate housing trends tv visual speakers work real retirement world housing census brisbane home owner Aussies census 2016 society trends Australian Trends engagement entrepreneurial 1980 Australian communities ageing population infographic business gold coast teachers population child care teacher dare to dream DESTEL new york times thought leadership 10 years The Daily Edition 23 million 2012 ethnography ACF learner dream teaching royal family REIV National Conference education future local communities baby names life story social media Northern beaches Event economic summer sunburnt country staff earn living professional Andrew Duffin participants data visualisation tuesday financial independence couple socialising cost of living alpha Vocational education household optus my business awards schools students office optus long weekend holiday winter TAS population map business performance generation alpha royal baby sector wide cartodb careers future proofing commute house price australia changing face of sydney organisations residents wedding greatness transport generation Z the average aussie stay home not for profit qualitative research sun media release sector wide study suburban living award winner supply and demand belief research buildings litter networking authenticity NEETs domestic REIV Conference office opening australians staying home more Melbourne average aussie forecasting 2020 twentyseventeen dessert bureau research visualisation analysis 1994 socialites professional services wealth and income SA data Australians sector cars Res Vis criminal Wellington workforce house prices in depth interviews ACF 2016 System's Architect innovative rental stress small business NBRS Architecture mateship royal new office rich January 26th Northern Beaches follow year 12 crows nest fears Research Executive workplace culture shifts waverton social research marketing property year 7 townhouses SMSF tattoos Wodonga motivate interactive Generation Y communities group session global youth unemployment Do It Yourself affordability divorce ACT research report vegemite Merry Christmas social issues crime school satisfaction Scouts Sydney keynote speaker NT rule keeper future proof case study internet baby shopping tea australian communities trends report trend tuesday eliane cloudy days toys urban taskforce mccrindle in the media relational the hills Births Adelaide demographic office space mining boom social analysis communicate cancel plans financial future results builders wealth parenting housing affordability cancelling plans Sydney group mortgage ease of travel deloitte hello fresh career Valentine’s Day VIC healthy future professional development gen alpha challenge social trends divorce rate NSW university degree teleworking rain leadership workshop Caregiver paying to work commuters change SMART australian communities forum high school google for education suburb entertainment mccrindle research ferry Tuesday Trends Queensland: QLD Tuesday Trend princess charlotte focus groups investment wolloomooloo young people proactive weekly earnings growing population baby names report resilience demographer community event Crime Rates thrive futurist stats FPA renting entrepreneurs of today lalor park JOMO education sector conferences priorities culture unemployment narcissism work-life insight grave decision Work place program engage neutral bay religion Duchess of Cambridge ABS 24 million IT Specialists investing Hornsby Shire Council personalities high density apartments pharmacy 40 million monarchy Myth population milestone Financial Planning Week James Ward baby boom Australian demographics Charlotte demographic trends students research pack workplace future of education society world youth day 2015 politics Christmas lunch winter blues hopes school students food states father's day responsive sports high density living omnibus student Mark McCrindle moreton bay sydney hills urban living index safe millenials

Archive