In Australia, the Catholic school sector makes up about two thirds of the private school (non-public, non-government or non-state school) sector.
The independent school sector makes up the remaining third. The private school sector is
30% of all Australian schools including public, Catholic and government selective schools.
school enrolments, school sector proportion and trends
Catholic schools are affiliated with a church or religion.
Catholic schools are less expensive than independent schools but less affordable than public schools.
They have good academic performance and richer co-curriculum programs.
They are generally open entry unlike non-selective public schools which have school zones or catchment.
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