Enrolment and attendance

Enrolment and attendance data is collected eight times per year (at the beginning and end of each term). In each term the first reporting period covers weeks 1 to 4, and the second reporting period covers weeks 5 to 8. The average enrolment number is the average enrolments of students over the four week reporting period. The attendance rate is the proportion of time students attend compared to the time they are expected to attend during the four week period.

New enrolment and attendance processes were introduced in 2013 that provided a richer, more robust and highly validated dataset. Due to these enhancements, 2013 represents a break in series and therefore enrolment and attendance data prior to 2013 cannot be compared to 2013 or onwards datasets.

In addition, an important part of Every Day Counts is the capturing and reporting of high quality enrolment and attendance information, including reporting on reasons for non-attendance.

Student enrolment and attendance

A summary profile of enrolment and attendance and data for each collection are available below:

2018 E&A by School  
Term 1 PDF (23.2 kb) Excel (20.2 kb)
Reporting Period 1 (Weeks 1-4) PDF (23.2 kb) Excel (20.2 kb)

Reporting Period 2 (Weeks 5-8)

PDF (23.3 kb)

Excel (20.1 kb)

Student enrolment and attendance for Term 1, 2018

The tables below show enrolment and attendance (E&A) data for Term 1, 2018. Both the enrolments and the attendance rates are calculated over the two reporting periods within the term.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by year, Term 1 2018 1,2,3

Average Enrolment and Attendance by year, Term 1 2018

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1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 20 enrolments from Malak Re-engagement Centre (Tivendale) and 24 enrolments for Centralian Senior College (Owen Springs). Both schools have an attendance rate of 100 per cent.

2. Calculations are based on precise data, due to rounding some totals may not correspond with the sum of separate figures.

3. Ungraded students are in an interim year level until students can be assessed and assigned to a year level. Where a student is recorded against an ungraded year level, it is often for a very short time period within a term. This may make data appear erroneous. For example: a student enrolled in Ungraded Primary for 1 week out of the 8 week reporting period will have a rounded enrolment of 0 in Ungraded Primary, but their attendance rate for that 1 week will be recorded against Ungraded Primary, e.g. 45 per cent.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 1 2018 1,2,3

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 1 2018

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1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 20 enrolments from Malak Re-engagement Centre (Tivendale) and 24 enrolments for Centralian Senior College (Owen Springs). Both schools have an attendance rate of 100 per cent.

2. Calculations are based on precise data, due to rounding some totals may not correspond with the sum of separate figures.

3. Ungraded students are in an interim year level until students can be assessed and assigned to a year level. Where a student is recorded against an ungraded year level, it is often for a very short time period within a term. This may make data appear erroneous. For example: a student enrolled in Ungraded Primary for 1 week out of the 8 week reporting period will have a rounded enrolment of 0 in Ungraded Primary, but their attendance rate for that 1 week will be recorded against Ungraded Primary, e.g. 45 per cent.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by remoteness and region, Term 1 2018 1,2

Average Enrolment and Attendance by remoteness and region, Term 1 2018

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1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 20 enrolments from Palmerston Senior College (Tivendale) and 24 enrolments for Centralian Senior College (Owen Springs). Both schools have an attendance rate of 100 per cent.

2. Calculations are based on precise data, due to rounding some totals may not correspond with the sum of separate figures.

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category – Term 1

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category – Term 1

Enrolment and attendance statistics archive

Note: Due to new Enrolment and Attendance processes introduced in 2013 to provide a richer, more robust and highly validated dataset, data prior to 2013 cannot be compared to 2013 or onwards datasets.

2018 enrolment and attendance statistics
2017 enrolment and attendance statistics
2016 enrolment and attendance statistics
2015 enrolment and attendance statistics
2014 enrolment and attendance statistics
2013 enrolment and attendance statistics
2011 and 2012 enrolment and attendance statistics

Last updated: 02 July 2018