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NSW public school February census full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments (2016-2020)

This data shows February census enrolment figures. All enrolments are self-reported in full-time equivalent (FTE) units and include both full-time and part-time students.

Data Notes:

  • Data is self reported by schools at the start of Term 1 each year and is sourced through the School Entitlement System. Enrolment numbers are a major component linked to government funding.

  • Student enrolments are generally reported in FTE units. The FTE for students studying less than 10 units, the minimum workload, is determined by the formula: 0.1 x the number of units studied and represented as a proportion of the full-time enrolment of 1.0 FTE.

  • Students in Years 11 or 12 can enrol to study as a part-time student or a full-time student. For the annual census, a part-time student is enrolled in less than 10 units, regardless of where those units are studied. All Kindergarten to Year 10 students are considered to be full-time.

  • All special education support class and Intensive English class enrolments are full-time, whilst distance education enrolments can be part-time.

  • Principals must ensure that each student is only counted once. For example, support class enrolments cannot be counted under mainstream as well.

  • A full-time Year 11 student studies 12 or more school delivered units, or a combined total of 12 or more school delivered units and non-school delivered VET units.

  • A full-time Year 12 student studies 10 or more school delivered units, or a combined total of 10 or more school delivered units and non-school delivered VET units.

  • Operational directorates given with school names are the current 2020 directorates. Due to changes in directorates over time this may mean enrolments by operational directorate is not comparable over time.

Data Source:

  • School Operations and Performance. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title NSW public school February census full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments (2016-2020)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/dafb99b1-f640-44ce-80f2-5f82ea6c7fe8
Date Published 2017-07-06
Date Updated 2020-05-18
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2015-02-01 - 2018-02-28
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level School-level