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

results screenagers HSC economy baby name Australian demographics tattoos cancelling event learn the hills trends analyst Christmas day household plans gen z mateship study wealth and income winter innovation analysis retirement baby names infographic event CBD increasing densification case study office housing growth australian communities trends report huffington post mythbusters Tuesday Trends fresh award winner Mark McCrindle in the media generation alpha domestic dessert JOMO shopping centre urban taskforce learning styles dare to dream change Queensland: QLD apartments australia national crime rates debt sports urban living index property market local community investor grandparents proactive Territory eliane miles baby boomers 1994 Love Adelaide affordability Christmas presents hello fresh personal growth sun builders social media interactive food insecurity food bank clothing James Ward Financial Planning Association of Australia media release house price rise aged care entrepreneur faux-ciliser Hills Shire Council Black Friday Sales Business analysis optus my business awards princess charlotte marriage post rationalism What is food insecurity? ACF 2016 recap CPI presentation tips thrive Netflix new york times Mark McCrindle group annual income etiquette US train google for education South Australia friends university degree hopes mobile emerging technologies digital economy wealth megatrends cultural diversity communities seasons greetings christian financial fears faux-cilise wage mover and shaker anzac car care support ashley mckenzie google intern showreel Tuesday Trend optus environment NT 2013 ACT Report demographic Elderslie-Harrington park Crime Rates meals organisations February 16 Hunter Valley hornsby customer emerging trends FOMO Performance Sentiment Index story shopping high density business index Christmas lunch SMART gig economy urban financial independence changing face of sydney Wellington not-for-profit long weekend priorities learning skills language education future keynote speaker resilience grave decision australian real estate PSI VET Northern Beaches Christian School jobs social trends teach schools students income Northern Beaches tableau Do It Yourself not for profit Australia street research visualisation teacher safe property unaffordable Duchess of Cambridge brand experience media tertiary education commuters teleworking goal Australian Population future-proof poor royal family wealth distribution bus tv baby name trends Mount Annan-Currant Hill dreaming pyrmont market research employment volunteering Charlotte education small business property price youth unemployment publication ethnography cloudy days purpose newspaper church social shifts global financial crisis Res Vis growing population digital medicine 23 million McCrindle Keynote Speakers Skilling transport home owner Northern beaches Event mining boom living global moderators guide sector who is generation z define the average aussie McCrindle Speakers australians staying home more Queensland owning a home work Australian communities cartodb trends of 2017 social life Christmas Stats high density living networking ashley fell TED talk chairty Sydney keynote speaker society trends authenticity volunteering data holidays 2016 census mccrindle research norwest New Zeland Australian Communities Trends Lower Hunter Region holiday going out celebration micro apartments Financial Planning Week internships cultural diveristy population growth storytelling professional services acf15 Cobbitty-Leppington insight demographic transformations Lower Hunter easter sydneysiders housing affordability hunger internet research data Willowdale Wagga Wagga mother's day vegemite slideshare commute research on coffee life parenting Jura Australia Real Estate Institute of Victoria research report water New Zealand government parents census aged care puzzle business performance conference impact happy holidays research waverton Christmas research growth of sydney demographics in the media millenials sustainable hills research pack younger generations collaboration educated SMSF school students forecast leadership millionth students Hornsby Shire Council faux-cilising Tasmania staff local communities trends of 2016 entrepreneurial gen alpha demographic trends screenage young australians 2016 future proof the hills shire coffee lovers narcissism statistics wealth inequality relevant click millennials Australian community trends meetings REIV National Conference ferry rule keeper engagement high school public speaker Kirsten Brewer focus groups donation australian community trends report equip snapshot curiosity darwin TED workplace culture work-life shifts future proofing victoria social research average Australian visualisation australian social research omnibus housing trends travelling Sydney Hills Business Chamber work mates VET sector moreton bay SA earn environmental scanning offenders education sector identity land of the middle class stay home Real Estate employers organisational culture Australian Home experience daily commute Sydney Lifestyle Study New South Wales engage census data mccrinlde Christchurch trends the changing face of micro REIV Conference 2017 volunteers national private wealth product demographer ageing village Christmas season professional aussie culture politics culturally diverse donate shopper's pick video faith data visualisation local World Water Day marrickville states program future choice workers trend tuesday youth schools lalor park social issues innovative data sunburnt country dreams divorce home ownership infographic wall bureau work from home panel social change greatness royal cancelling plans future of work Work place house prices belief young people Generation X The Daily Edition new office real population milestone workshop consumerism unemployment Financial Planning Association sydney market data analyst cancel plans workforce speakers pack keynote infographics Australian Trends geomapping student coffee menai logan sydney speaker Royals careers Canberra NBRS Architecture educhat twentyseventeen pharmacies social analysis 1980 DESTEL salary woolworths quote apartment area travel NSW professional development entrepreneurs of today survey suburbs couple professional speaker sydney property market career children nativity scene men Australian Families trades hills shire sentiments sydney hills wedding christmas 2017 cars summer list community engagement research services debate baby names australia report typical australian population map baby names report blaxland Generation Y 2015 Maxim Accounting DIY qualitative research Caregiver generation brisbane sydney metro financial planning teaching marriages leadership workshop pharmacy capital city house survey design ageing population urban living volunteer Wodonga conference speaker brands wellbeing religion overcast Sydney’s south west collaborative urban development names researcher budget school satisfaction education research manly Andrew Duffin Merry Christmas McCrindle Speaker sydney event christianity Education Future Forum graphs online generation Z father's day potts point education future report Gen Z Expert NBRS employmer speajer the australian dream events crime 24,000,000 university gender entertainment tea mentor January 26th forecasting Aussies Australian Dream online shopping suburb nfp Christmas data seasons Northern Territory ACT divorce rate media activity weather financial future residents presentations prince george NEETs 1968 baby name predictions TDE the lucky country neutral bay non profit FPA in depth interviews finance rental stress daily telegraph live the dream Black Friday Australian schools school Assistant Store Manager rise of local Valentine’s Day relational conference presentation gold coast vegetarian australian communities forum earning communicate #censusfail cost gig demography TEDx Speaker spend renter of the future public transport fears employmee social impact 2014 social commentator global retail balance cost of living ipswich generations social analyst EFF visual healthy future outsourcing year 7 food mccrindle in the media Channel 7 sydneysider ease of travel media commentary Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney Gen X Christmas in Australia Myth wealth and income distribution teachers wages 2012 Sydney population social enquiry charities kate middleton facts participants bondi Christmas day weather culture royal influence WA weekly earnings mythbusting repayments christmas households financial generational trends business the great screenage selfie christmas trees Research Executive personalities global generations System's Architect jobs of the future The ABC of XYZ futurist socialising rich crows nest alpha Geoff Brailey NFP event TEDx challenge report Macquarie University investing Aussie TAS growth families 2016 census results royal baby public holiday capital cities home Kiwi Retail property development insights "know the times" Channel Seven house price Black Friday in Australia paying to work Deaths training investment McCridle middle class ACF17 1975 ACF2017 conferences ABS social commentary state social researchers speaker shbc not for profit research low density future of education society criminal social researcher year 12 affordable population sector wide study housing cica 24 million world youth day consumer marketing Australia Day Engineering Manager 2020 group session poker master public speaking charity Population Clock sunny days stats office opening casual economic suburban living easy rider Australians ultimo Word Up financial dreams commuting forum census 2016 trend cold Research Director technology SRE optimistic communication friendship speakers thought leadership renting ideas high density apartments Bathburst tuesday Melbourne community Social Trend breakfast Western Australia motivate sydneycity supply and demand VIC Jura Coffee litter deloitte know the times office space average sydneysider brand census fail emerging generations Vocational education socialites 10 years resource winter blues Australia Day 2017 happiness ACF award focus group energy community event sector wide news earnings internship responsive buildings baby English IT Specialists city Gen Y spirituality learner staying in child care eliane follow social workplace census results Scouts money cash monarchy social lives family lifestyle housing market toys contiki future of shopping average aussie GPO mccrindle tea giving Australian Census rising house prices dream cooking wolloomooloo world townhouses communications mortgage women 40 million professional presenters baby boom leader national wealth hobart australian rain Births rent perth goals mccrindle

Archive