Enrolment and attendance data

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 datasets for 2013 and onwards.

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 data for each collection are available below:

2021 E&A by School
Term 4 PDF (139.9 KB) | XLSX (40.2 KB)
Reporting Period 7 (Weeks 1-4) PDF (600.9 KB) | XLSX (40.8 KB)
Reporting Period 8 (Weeks 5-8) PDF (605.9 KB) | XLSX (40.7 KB)

Student enrolment and attendance for Term 4, 2021

The tables below show enrolment and attendance (E&A) data for Term 4, 2021. Both the enrolments and the attendance rates are calculated over the two reporting periods within the term.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by year level, Term 4 20211,2,3

 

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Primary

Early Years

Preschool

1 345

54.6%

1 874

87.3%

3 220

73.6%

Transition

1 145

60.1%

1 640

91.3%

2 785

78.6%

Year 1

1 186

58.9%

1 617

91.1%

2 803

77.6%

Year 2

1 147

62.3%

1 591

91.7%

2 738

79.5%

Year 3

1 163

61.4%

1 530

92.0%

2 693

78.9%

Primary Years

Year 4

1 181

62.6%

1 521

91.6%

2 702

79.0%

Year 5

1 229

60.8%

1 381

91.5%

2 610

77.1%

Year 6

1 215

60.0%

1 390

90.7%

2 604

76.4%

Secondary

Middle Years

Year 7

1 042

59.2%

1 003

85.7%

2 045

75.1%

Year 8

895

53.0%

1 137

83.2%

2 032

72.8%

Year 9

901

52.5%

1 058

81.0%

1 958

71.0%

Senior Years

Year 10

775

48.2%

1 153

77.4%

1 928

68.9%

Year 11

692

53.5%

1 080

75.5%

1 773

68.6%

Year 12

389

58.4%

970

72.7%

1 359

67.6%

Ungraded Secondary

Ungraded Secondary

46

87.6%

46

87.6%

 

NT total

14 306

57.4%

18 990

85.2%

33 296

74.5%

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  1. The data in the above table excludes 38 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 31 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.

Average Enrolment and Attendance by region, Term 4 20211,2,3

 

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Barkly Region

       
 

Early Years

568

43.6%

58

79.7%

626

46.6%

Primary Years

334

48.1%

34

82.5%

368

51.4%

Middle Years

211

39.8%

20

81.8%

231

44.9%

Senior Years

82

32.1%

24

67.3%

106

42.9%

Region total

1 195

42.7%

136

77.1%

1 331

46.9%

Big Rivers Region

 

 

Early Years

1 107

60.0%

477

91.8%

1 585

68.7%

Primary Years

720

60.0%

253

92.8%

973

67.9%

Middle Years

564

50.2%

165

84.7%

730

59.5%

Senior Years

245

43.8%

97

73.2%

342

54.7%

Region total

2 637

55.1%

993

86.3%

3 629

63.8%

Central Region

 

 

Early Years

1 241

58.3%

935

90.4%

2 176

72.0%

Primary Years

707

58.6%

462

89.2%

1 169

70.9%

Middle Years

496

51.4%

180

78.4%

676

61.6%

Senior Years

237

44.5%

186

70.3%

423

57.3%

Region total

2 680

54.5%

1 763

83.5%

4 443

66.7%

Darwin Region

 

 

Early Years

836

76.5%

3 474

92.1%

4 309

89.0%

Primary Years

493

78.6%

1 907

92.7%

2 401

89.8%

Middle Years

542

65.9%

1 763

85.8%

2 306

82.0%

Senior Years

655

72.9%

2 108

78.4%

2 763

77.6%

Region total

2 526

72.1%

9 253

86.6%

11 779

83.9%

East Arnhem Region

 

 

Early Years

698

42.5%

323

88.5%

1 021

57.4%

Primary Years

474

44.3%

159

89.4%

633

55.9%

Middle Years

382

40.7%

118

79.9%

499

56.0%

Senior Years

291

37.1%

93

73.1%

384

50.7%

Region total

1 845

41.5%

693

82.6%

2 538

55.4%

Top End Region

 

 

Early Years

1 537

65.0%

2 985

90.2%

4 522

81.7%

Primary Years

897

67.6%

1 475

90.4%

2 372

81.8%

Middle Years

643

59.1%

951

80.3%

1 594

73.2%

Senior Years

346

54.6%

742

75.8%

1 087

69.8%

Region total

3 423

61.8%

6 153

83.9%

9 576

76.5%

NT Government

 

 

NT total

14 306

57.4%

18 990

85.2%

33 296

74.5%

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  1. The data in the above table excludes 38 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 31 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 breakdown of enrolment and attendance by remoteness, for Term 4, 2021.

Average enrolment and attendance by remoteness and region, Term 4 20211,2,3,4

 

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Outer Regional

       
 

Darwin region

2 526

72.1%

9 253

86.6%

11 779

83.9%

Top End region

1 988

68.9%

5 953

83.9%

7 941

79.9%

Outer Regional total

4 514

70.4%

15 206

85.5%

19 720

82.2%

Remote

 

 

Big Rivers region

920

63.9%

951

86.6%

1 871

74.3%

Central region

1 492

61.7%

1 719

83.5%

3 211

73.3%

Top End region

480

47.6%

152

83.5%

632

56.3%

Remote total

2 893

60.8%

2 822

84.5%

5 715

72.2%

Very Remote

 

 

Barkly region

1 195

42.7%

136

77.1%

1 331

46.9%

Big Rivers region

1 716

48.0%

42

79.1%

1 758

48.7%

Central region

1 188

42.4%

44

83.5%

1 232

43.8%

East Arnhem region

1 845

41.5%

693

82.6%

2 538

55.4%

Top End region

955

42.2%

47

85.7%

1 002

44.2%

Very Remote total

6 899

43.5%

962

81.8%

7 861

49.5%

NT Government

 

 

NT total

14 306

57.4%

18 990

85.2%

33 296

74.5%

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  1. 1. The data in the above table excludes 38 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 31 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. The Northern Territory Education Act allows a student to be exempted from attending course requirements provided by a distance education centre. Attendance data is not collected for students undertaking studies through the Northern Territory School of Distance Education and Katherine School of the Air.
  4. In Term 4 2021, Kiana School is on temporary closure.

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category, Term 4 2021

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category, Term 4 2021

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Last updated: 07 July 2022

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