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Master dataset: NSW government school locations and student enrolment numbers

The master dataset contains comprehensive information for all government schools in NSW. Data items include school locations, latitude and longitude coordinates, school type, student enrolment numbers, electorate information, contact details and more.

This dataset is publicly available through the Data NSW website, and is used to support the School Finder tool.

Data Notes:

  • The NSW government schools master dataset is based on the census of government school students undertaken on the first Friday of August 2016.

  • Data is suppressed for indigenous and LBOTE percentages where student numbers are equal to, or less than five.

  • NSSC out of scope schools will not have an enrolment figure.

  • LBOTE census is conducted annually in March. Data is updated every October to align with NSSC data availability.

  • ICSEA values are updated every April with the previous year's ICSEA values. The master dataset is currently displaying 2015 figures. Small schools, SSPs and Senior Secondary schools do not have their ICSEA values published by ACARA.

  • Following the introduction of part-time study in secondary schools in 1993, student enrolments are generally reported in full-time equivalent units (FTE). 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.

  • Norfolk Island Central School (NICS) is not a NSW government school. NICS is operated by the Australian government. The NSW Department of Education provides school education services under an agreement with the Australian government.

Data Source:

  • Statistics Unit, Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Master dataset: NSW government school locations and student enrolment numbers
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency as required
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/027493b2-33ad-3f5b-8ed9-37cdca2b8650
Date Published 2016-05-17
Date Updated 2017-10-22
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
info@cese.nsw.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2015-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Datahub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education