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Student attendance rate by individual government school (2011-2023)

This dataset shows the attendance rates for all NSW government schools in Semester One by alphabetical order.

Data Notes:

  • 2021 data is not comparable to previous years due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to calculation rules to align with ACARA’s national standards (version 3) and changes to the way attendance data is transferred into the department’s centralised data warehouse. Please refer to 2021 Semester 1 student attendance factsheet for more information.

  • 2020 data is not provided because students were encouraged to learn from home for several weeks in Semester 1. Please refer to the factsheet on The effects of COVID-19 on attendance during Semester 1 2020 for more information.

  • In 2018 NSW government schools implemented the national standards for student attendance data reporting. This resulted in a fall in attendance rates for most schools due to the inclusion of part day absences and accounting for student mobility in the calculation. Data from 2018 onwards is not comparable with earlier years.

  • Schools for Specific Purposes (SSPs) are only included from 2021. Prior to this SSP attendance data was not collected centrally.

  • The attendance rate is defined as the number of actual full-time equivalent student days attended by full-time students in Years 1–10 as a percentage of the total number of possible student-days attended in Semester 1. Figures are aligned with the National Report on Schooling and the My School website.

  • Data is suppressed "sp" for schools where student numbers are below the reporting threshold.

  • Data is not available "na" for senior secondary schools or other schools where no students were enrolled in Years 1-10.

  • Blank cells indicate no students were enrolled at the school that census year or the school was out of scope for attendance reporting.

Data Source:

  • Education Statistics & Measurement, Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation

Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title Student attendance rate by individual government school (2011-2023)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/b558a070-09f5-4941-a140-e60a744327bf
Date Published 2017-02-12
Date Updated 2024-06-26
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2011-01-01 - 2023-06-30
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education