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More than 760,000 students are attending Catholic schools in 2016. Across Australia, one in five school students is in a Catholic school.
Almost 90,000 staff are employed in Australia’s 1,728 Catholic schools. That number includes more than 50,000 teachers.
The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Catholic schools has doubled since 2004. In some remote communities, a Catholic school is the only education provider.
The number of students with disability in Catholic schools has doubled since 2004. The majority of those students attend mainstream schools, but there are also a number of Catholic special schools.
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