The Commonwealth Agust Census has confirmed what many had believed to be the case - there has been a drop in Catholic Secondary enorlments in the past 12 months. As the chart above reveals around 800 fewer students are enrolled in our schools compared to the same time in 2017.
This breaks a trend over a number of years where there had been a steady increase in enrolments.
A number of factors have been suggested for this including:
A closer examination of the 29 dioceses reveals the following:
We will have further analysis of the 2018 Census Data in the November Update.
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