The Statistics on Financing and Expenditure of Private Education give information on the dimensions and basic magnitudes of private education in Catalonia, and it also enable this data on Catalonia to be compared with figures from the rest of Spain.
The operation is based on a stratified sample design survey for nursery schools and private non-university education centres, and a census survey for private university education centres. (In previous years, the operation was census-based, except for nursery schools, which were sample-based.)
Idescat publishes the results in three large groups (from 2004–2005 academic year onwards):
Given the high volume of non-university education, this is the most detailed and most conceptually disaggregated block.
This operation is conducted every five years. Tables are presented on basic results, expenditure, financing, the structure of the sector and, finally, a set of different indicators.
For academic years previous to 2004–2005, the results are available in PDF format. For the academic year of 1999–2000, there are also results tables in Excel.