Childcare Market In Australia

  • 6,723 long day care centres as at June 2015 (LDC) in Australia, an increase of 1.8% since the June 20141
  • For profit sector continues to grow market share – now 67%
  • For the June 2015 quarter, 1.2m children attended approved child care, up 5.4% since the June quarter 20141
  • Australia’s largest operator, Goodstart Early Learning has a 9.6%2 market share followed by G8 Education Limited with a 7.3%3 market share

The Federal Governemnt’s Early Childhood and Child Care in Summary report is published quarterly and presents information on the numbers of children and families using approved child care, the costs of care and the numbers and types of child care services in Australia. The reports include data from the Child Care Management System (CCMS) and the MyChild website along with more comprehensive information relating to regional locations of care and key vacancy data. Please click here to access the quarterly report.

1 Department of Education and Training Administrative Data
2 Goodstart June 2015 Annual Report
3 G8 June 2015 Annual Report
4 Productivity Commission Inquiry Report October 2014

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