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Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding table (2016-2019)

The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) has been developed to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent allocation of the education budget for every school. The model, introduced in phases, recognises that students and school communities are not all the same they have different needs and require different levels of support.

Data Notes:

  • The 2018 preliminary RAM total funding includes the total 2018 funding for the four equity loadings and three components of the base school allocation (a total of seven components).

  • From 2019 the 3 year variance is no longer provided.

  • Variance in needs based allocation from year to year represent the change in total RAM funding compared to the total needs-based allocation of the previous year.

  • Changes in a school's funding are as a result of changes to student need and/or student enrolments.

  • The Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI) is a school level index of educational disadvantage related to socioeconomic background. FOEI is constructed from parental education and occupation information collected from student enrolment forms. A FOEI of zero indicates a school population with high socio-economic advantage.

  • For more information on the RAM, visit Local Schools, Local Decisions.

Data Source:

  • Leadership and High Performance. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding table (2016-2019)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/e354d699-2b59-3ef0-9477-ee63289d7466
Date Published 2015-12-10
Date Updated 2019-05-22
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2016-01-01 - 2019-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education