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Student attendance rate by remoteness (2006-2018) - Discontinued

The attendance rate is defined as the number of actual full-time equivalent student days attended by full-time school students in Years 1–10 in Semester 1 as a percentage of the total number of possible student-days attended in Semester 1.

Data Notes:

  • Attendance data for NSW government schools only. The attendance rate is calculated as (1 minus absences divided by enrolled days) multiplied by 100.

  • Government schools in Australia measure attendance rates throughout the first semester (terms 1 and 2). This is the time period specified for data collection in National Education Agreements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.

  • Kindergarten, Year 11, Year 12 and ungraded (support) students have been excluded in the attendance rates. Distance education and Schools for Special Purposes’ attendance data is not currently collected.

  • Absences equal ‘all full day absences for the period in question’.

  • The locations mentioned in this data are determined according to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) – 2011 Remoteness Structure.

  • Student Attendance rates by Remoteness was only published up to 2018.

Note: 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 partial absences and accounting for student mobility in the calculation. Data for 2018 is not directly comparable with earlier years.

Data Source:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Student attendance rate by remoteness (2006-2018) - Discontinued
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/f2f84b9d-a999-4428-b21e-1c23aed5319d
Date Published 2017-05-03
Date Updated 2020-07-22
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2006-01-01 - 2018-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level Region-level