Lutheran schools: a snapshot

The Lutheran Church of Australia has a rich history in education.  Since the first Lutheran school opened in 1839 Lutheran schools have grown considerably.  There has been particular growth in the last quarter of the twentieth century from 3,592 students in 1967 to 40,201 in 2016.

 

The growth in Lutheran schools has been very much part of the growth of the non-government sector and reflects the church's commitment to serving both its people and the Australian community.  Around one quarter of the enrolments are Lutheran.

 

Lutheran schools by numbers 

Lutheran schools - statistics at a glance

 

84 Lutheran schools

•  39 primary schools
•  6 secondary schools
•  39 combined primary/secondary schools
•  56 kindergartens and early childhood centres

 

Schools by state

•  South Australia 32
•  Queensland 27
•  Victoria/Tasmania 16
•  New South Wales 4
•  Northern Territory 3

•  Western Australia 2

 

Enrolments

•  Schools 40,201 (as at Aug 2016)
•  Early childhood centres 4,000 (approx)

 

Enrolments by state

•  South Australia 12,444
•  Queensland 18,094
•  Victoria/Tasmania 5,770
•  New South Wales 933
•  Northern Territory 1,826
•  Western Australia 1,134

 

Further detailed information on Lutheran schools is available in the LEA annual statistical reports

 

An introduction to LEA

 

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