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Children Statistics and Information

5. Number of children in private schools

Number of students in private day schools by sex is shown below:

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Kindergartens[1]
Male 96 064 94 198 90 576 90 251
Female 87 968 86 949 83 826 84 046
Total 184 032 181 147 174 402 174 297
Primary Schools[2]
Male 33 394 34 467 35 318 36 449
Female 33 132 34 125 35 256 35 706
Total 66 526 68 592 70 574 72 155
Secondary Schools[2],[3]
Male 36 668 36 490 36 817 37 290
Female 32 875 33 072 33 256 33 978
Total 69 543 69 562 70 073 71 268
Figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
[1]

All kindergartens and kindergarten-cum-child care centres in Hong Kong are privately run.

[2]

Figures include Direct Subsidy Scheme, private, English Schools Foundation and other international schools, but not special schools.

[3]

Figures exclude the students enrolled in secondary day courses operated by private schools offering tutorial, vocational and adult education courses registered under the Education Bureau. The numbers of students involved in the 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 school years are 412, 352, 332 and 318 respectively.