In Australia, the independent school sector makes up about a third of the private school (non-public, non-government or non-state school) sector.
The Catholic school sector makes up the remaining two thirds. The private school sector is
30% of all Australian schools including public, Catholic and government selective schools.
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Unlike catholic schools, independent schools are not affiliated with any church or other agency.
Independent schools have highest fees but they have excellent academic performance, better facilities and richer co-curriculum programs.
They are generally open entry unlike non-selective public schools which have school zones or catchment. They (parents) have higher social economic background.
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