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 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 data for each collection are available below:

2021 E&A by School
Term 2 PDF (595.8 KB) | XLSX (40.5 KB)
Reporting Period 3 (Weeks 1-4) PDF (600.6 KB) | XLSX (40.8 KB)
Reporting Period 4 (Weeks 5-8) PDF (603.6 KB) | XLSX (40.8 KB)

Student enrolment and attendance for Term 2, 2021

The tables below show enrolment and attendance (E&A) data for Term 2, 2021. Both the enrolments and the attendance rates are calculated over the two reporting periods within the term.

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

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Primary

Early Years

Preschool

1 200

54.3%

1 731

88.5%

2 932

74.5%

Transition

1 125

59.9%

1 663

91.6%

2 788

78.9%

Year 1

1 208

58.8%

1 637

92.2%

2 844

78.1%

Year 2

1 166

63.2%

1 615

92.3%

2 780

80.2%

Year 3

1 181

62.8%

1 548

92.6%

2 729

79.7%

Primary Years

Year 4

1 210

62.6%

1 551

92.5%

2 762

79.5%

Year 5

1 253

61.9%

1 418

92.4%

2 671

78.2%

Year 6

1 265

62.5%

1 418

91.7%

2 683

78.0%

Ungraded Primary

Ungraded Primary

np

np

np

np

Secondary

Middle Years

Year 7

1 082

63.5%

1 005

89.5%

2 087

78.9%

Year 8

956

57.6%

1 144

86.4%

2 099

76.2%

Year 9

959

54.6%

1 048

85.4%

2 007

74.0%

Senior Years

Year 10

886

51.0%

1 147

82.0%

2 033

72.2%

Year 11

829

52.9%

1 108

81.8%

1 937

72.4%

Year 12

505

61.1%

1 065

81.9%

1 570

77.3%

Ungraded Secondary

Ungraded Secondary

53

90.7%

53

90.7%

NT TOTAL

14 830

59.0%

19 151

87.6%

33 981

76.7%

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  1. The data in the above table excludes 33 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 20 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. Enrolment and attendance totals include data for ungraded primary and secondary year levels.
  4. np = not publishable as enrolments are less than 12.

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

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Barkly Region

Early Years

539

45.3%

47

78.1%

586

47.9%

Primary Years

337

49.6%

32

88.4%

369

53.0%

Middle Years

225

45.2%

21

84.3%

245

50.0%

Senior Years

99

33.7%

25

69.9%

124

43.6%

Region Total

1 199

45.0%

124

79.0%

1 323

49.1%

Big Rivers Region

Early Years

1 099

57.3%

472

90.6%

1 571

66.5%

Primary Years

741

57.3%

257

90.3%

998

65.2%

Middle Years

605

46.0%

166

83.0%

771

55.2%

Senior Years

321

36.8%

95

72.5%

416

47.9%

Region Total

2 767

50.8%

989

84.9%

3 756

59.9%

Central Region

Early Years

1 179

57.9%

955

89.8%

2 133

72.0%

Primary Years

723

60.3%

483

90.8%

1 206

72.7%

Middle Years

457

51.2%

169

79.8%

627

61.0%

Senior Years

275

49.5%

200

71.6%

474

60.3%

Region Total

2 634

55.1%

1 807

83.8%

4 441

67.2%

Darwin Region

Early Years

833

78.6%

3 472

92.8%

4 305

90.0%

Primary Years

519

79.9%

1 944

93.3%

2 463

90.5%

Middle Years

605

72.9%

1 768

89.1%

2 372

85.8%

Senior Years

734

74.4%

2 165

84.5%

2 899

83.1%

Region Total

2 690

75.7%

9 349

89.0%

12 040

86.5%

East Arnhem Region

Early Years

709

40.4%

308

90.9%

1 017

56.0%

Primary Years

483

47.0%

177

90.8%

661

59.1%

Middle Years

418

43.8%

119

83.3%

537

58.7%

Senior Years

375

36.9%

92

81.3%

467

54.0%

Region Total

1 986

42.1%

696

86.0%

2 682

56.9%

Top End Region

Early Years

1 521

68.5%

2 940

91.6%

4 461

83.8%

Primary Years

931

70.5%

1 494

91.8%

2 425

83.8%

Middle Years

686

66.3%

955

85.7%

1 641

79.0%

Senior Years

417

59.6%

796

80.9%

1 213

74.9%

Region Total

3 555

66.3%

6 185

87.0%

9 740

80.1%

NT Government

NT Total

14 830

59.0%

19 151

87.6%

33 981

76.7%

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  1. The data in the above table excludes 33 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 20 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 2, 2021.

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

Aboriginal

Non-Aboriginal

Total

Average
Enrolment

Attendance Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Average
Enrolment

Attendance
Rate

Outer Regional

Darwin Region

2 690

75.7%

9 349

89.0%

12 040

86.5%

Top End Region

2 029

74.0%

6 013

87.0%

8 043

83.5%

Outer Regional Total

4 720

74.8%

15 363

88.2%

20 083

85.2%

Remote

Big Rivers Region

974

57.7%

947

84.9%

1 921

69.6%

Central Region

1 418

60.7%

1 751

83.8%

3 169

72.8%

Top End Region

499

55.2%

134

86.1%

633

62.2%

Remote Total

2 892

59.0%

2 832

84.2%

5 724

70.9%

Very Remote

Barkly Region

1 199

45.0%

124

79.0%

1 323

49.1%

Big Rivers Region

1 792

45.2%

43

85.0%

1 835

46.1%

Central Region

1 215

45.0%

56

85.3%

1 271

46.8%

East Arnhem Region

1 986

42.1%

696

86.0%

2 682

56.9%

Top End Region

1 027

42.5%

38

83.7%

1 064

43.9%

Very Remote Total

7 219

43.9%

956

85.0%

8 175

50.4%

NT Government

NT Total

14 830

59.0%

19 151

87.6%

33 981

76.7%

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  1. The data in the above table excludes 33 enrolments from Top End School of Flexible Learning (Tivendale) and 20 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 2 2021, Kiana School is on temporary closure.

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category, Term 2 2021

Distribution of government school student enrolments by remoteness category – Term 2 2021

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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.


Last updated: 11 January 2022

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