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.
This Government school student attendance bulletin (PDF, 387kB) presents analysis of attendance rates at NSW government schools from 2008 to 2018. Results are presented by education level, Aboriginal status, remoteness and gender. The bulletin includes a new measure 'proportion of students attending 90% or more of the time' and assesses the impact of implementing national standards on NSW government schools' attendance rates.