AsP Primary Transition Trend

The AsP Primary Transition Trend report provides trend information on the top 5 destination high schools for a primary cluster and its schools. This report is a complimentary view of the Primary Transition report.

This report is available only to Asset Planners in the Planning and Demography unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Users can view the trend over time for the top 5 destination schools for primary schools in a cluster.  Asset planners can use this information to understand changes in the composition of their cluster’s destination schools over time.

What does the AsP Primary Transition Trend report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

Top 5 Destination High Schools

  • This stacked column chart displays the top 5 primary transition schools trend for the selected cluster or primary school.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however the earliest year displayed is 2011.  This is due to unavailability of high-quality data prior to this year.
  • Non-government schools are included where known.
  • Some schools and years have a column section labelled “unknown”. This means the students went to interstate/overseas high schools, or they did not do the NAPLAN 7 assessment, so a secondary record has not been found for them. For example schools/clusters near the border with another state will have a large unknown component. This indicates the students in the selected primary cluster went to secondary schools in the state across the border.  Due to privacy legislation we only receive NAPLAN data for NSW.
  • Note that as data for non-government schools comes from NAPLAN which is released in August, data for the final year in the chart will usually not be available until August.  If a cluster has had students transitioning to a particular non-government high school for all years except the final year, this indicates the data is not yet available.

Selected High School Trend

  • This line chart provides an alternate view of the trend data and allows users to view the contributions of each school.
  • Click on a single school to highlight that line.

Use the following slicers to select a cluster and school, and analyse the data:


Use this slicer to select a cluster to analyse. You can scroll to find the cluster you need, or use the search bar at the top of the slicer.


  • To improve report loading times, this slicer defaults to the first cluster in the list.
  • You can only select one cluster at a time in this report.
  • Click on the arrow to the left of the cluster name to view the schools for a cluster. You can select a single school from the cluster to view, or the whole cluster.
  • This slicer controls both charts.

Recommended Steps

  1. Select a cluster in the Cluster slicer.
  2. Analyse transition trends for the cluster over time.  Compare which schools have been increasing or decreasing their intake of students over time, taking known boundary changes into account.
  3. Highlight individual schools in the Selected High School Trend chart.

What should I look for?

  • Are there any schools that are increasing or decreasing the number of students they take over time? If there have been no boundary changes this may indicate a change of parental choice.
  • Annual enrolment census – student level data. For all students in year 5 at the selected primary school or cluster, the high school they attended in year 7 school is identified.

Where does this data come from?

  • NAPLAN – where a year 7 record was not found in the enrolment data for a student, but a NAPLAN 7 record was found, this is used instead.

How frequently is data updated?

  • Historical enrolments are updated annually after the Enrolment census is completed in August.
  • NAPLAN data is updated annually after NAPLAN results are released.
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