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Children Statistics and Information

5. Number of children in private schools

Number of students in private day schools is shown below:

Level 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Kindergarten[1]
Male 91 691 96 632 96 064 94 198
Female 84 706 88 766 87 968 86 949
Total 176 397 185 398 184 032 181 147
Primary School[2]
Male 31 964 32 549 33 394 34 467
Female 31 183 32 003 33 132 34 125
Total 63 147 64 552 66 526 68 592
Secondary School[2],[3]
Male 37 826 37 112 36 668 36 490
Female 33 195 32 972 32 875 33 072
Total 71 021 70 084 69 543 69 562
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 number of students involved in the 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 school years are 806, 563, 412 and 352 respectively.