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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 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Kindergarten[1]
Male 88 386 91 691 96 632 96 064
Female 81 457 84 706 88 766 87 968
Total 169 843 176 397 185 398 184 032
Primary School[2]
Male 30 963 31 964 32 549 33 394
Female 30 088 31 183 32 003 33 132
Total 61 051 63 147 64 552 66 526
Secondary School[2],[3]
Male 38 335 37 826 37 112 36 668
Female 33 319 33 195 32 972 32 875
Total 71 654 71 021 70 084 69 543
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 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 school years are 1 157, 806, 563 and 412 respectively.