National Report on Schooling data portal

ACARA is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and reporting statistical and related information about educational outcomes.

The data portal provides interactive access to a number of national data sets for schooling relevant to the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia. These include general statistics on schooling and the nationally agreed key performances measures (KPMs) for schooling specified in the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia.

List of data sets

The data portal includes a dashboard of the nationally agreed KPMs at:
key performance measures for schooling in Australia

The data portal also includes data sets on:
school numbers
student numbers
staff numbers
student-teacher ratios
school funding
enrolment rates
student attendance
apparent retention
student participation and achievement in NAPLAN
NAP sample assessments
participation in vocational education and training (VET), including secondary students
participation and attainment in education and work
school students with disability
teacher education
year 12 subject enrolments
year 12 certification rates

These data sets are sourced from various data collections, including the National School Statistics Collection, the National Student Attendance Data Collection, the Survey of Education and Work, finance data reported at the school level on the My School website and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability. The data sets available through the portal replace static tables published as Part 9 Additional statistics in earlier editions of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

Interpreting the data

All data should be interpreted with caution and in the relevant context. To avoid misinterpretation of data, the data in the data portal should be used/read in conjunction with the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia and the notes and caveats associated with each part of the portal.

Data provided through the portal is updated regularly and aims to provide the user with the most up-to-date information available.

Please note that the data portal may include more recent data than the currently published edition of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

User guide

Please refer to the user guide for information on how to use the data portal.

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