Interested in some Australian homeschooling statistics? More specifically, are you interested in the benefits of homeschooling-statistics say homeschooling could actually be good for kids!
In this article, we'll look at homeschool vs public school statistics and we'll consider the some statistics on the benefits of homeschooling.
This page contains lots of facts and statistics on Christian homeschooling in Australia and homeschooling in general - much of which has the NSW homeschooling inquiry in 2014.
When looking at this page, please be aware that homeschooling statistics are generally taken from voluntary populations.
This means they won't always provide an accurate sample of all homeschooling populations.
Some of the most interesting statistics are that:
How Many Australian Homeschoolers Are There?
This percentage has recently risen rapidly, so that now 3-4% of Australian children are homeschooled.
The rest attend public, private and [private] Christian schools.
% Homeschooling Parents Who Attended University
41% of Australian homeschooling parents have attended university.
59% have not.
% Homeschooling Parents with a Teaching Qualification
In addition, ‘the Home Education Association said that previous research has showed that between 8 and 26 per cent of Australian home educating parents have teaching qualifications.’ Submission 145, p 64.
"90 percent of homeschoolers [educators are] mothers... I would be happy saying that it is 90 percent to 95 percent."
- Dr Harding, General Manager of Australian Christian Homeschooling, Submission 163
It is not possible to confirm the number of unregistered home educators. The Home Education Association believes the numbers to be substantial and acknowledges that there are large variations in estimates...
There have been two estimates of the amount of homeschooled children in Australia. Australian estimates range from between 10 000 – 20 000 children (Williams, in McHugh, 2007), to potentially 50 000 children (Townsend, 2012) being home educated in Australia.
- Parliamentary Inquiry, Submission 145, Home Education Association, p 13.