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:

2016 E&A by School

Term 4 (21.9 kb) - Term 4  (157.3 kb)

Reporting Period 7 (Weeks 1-4) (22.3 kb) - Reporting Period 7 (Weeks 1-4) (158.3 kb)
Reporting Period 8 (Weeks 5-8) (22.2 kb) - Reporting Period 8 (Weeks 5-8) (157.9 kb)

Student enrolment and attendance for Term 4, 2016

The tables below show enrolment and attendance (E&A) data for Term 4, 2016. Both the enrolments and the attendance rates are calculated over the two reporting periods within the term.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by year, Term 4 2016 1,2,3,4 

Table showing average enrolment and attendance by year, term 4 2016 

Average Enrolment and Attendance by year, Term 4 2016 (95.9 kb)
Average Enrolment and Attendance by year, Term 4 2016 (16.4 kb)

1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 19 enrolments from Palmerston Senior College (Tivendale) and 13 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. Satellite preschools are on separate sites and are attached to a primary school.

4. Ungraded students are in an interim year level until students can be assessed and assigned to a year level.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 4 2016 1,2,3

Table showing average enrolment and attendance by region, term 4 2016 

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 4 2016 (105.8 kb)

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 4 2016 (17.8 kb)

1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 19 enrolments from Palmerston Senior College (Tivendale) and 13 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.

The data below show a combination of enrolment and attendance by provincial, remote and very remote (E&A) data for Term 4, 2016.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by remoteness and region, Term 4 2016 1,2,3

Table showing average enrolment and attendance by remoteness and region, term 4 2016 

Average Enrolment and Attendance by remoteness and region, Term 4 2016 (94.6 kb)

Average Enrolment and Attendance by remoteness and region, Term 4 2016 (15.9 kb)

1. Due to a change in processing, the data in the above table excludes 19 enrolments from Palmerston Senior College (Tivendale) and 13 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. Remote enrolments in the Darwin Region can be attributed to students enrolled at the NT School of Distance Education (formerly known as Northern Territory Open Education Centre).

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category – Term 4

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category – Term 4

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.

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: 23 February 2017