AsP Secondary Re-Enrolment Rate

The AsP Secondary Re-enrolment Rate report provides information on the re-enrolment rate for a secondary cluster and its schools.

This report is available only to asset planners in the Planning and Demography unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Users can view the re-enrolment rate for secondary schools in a cluster, including non-government schools. Asset planners can use this information to understand which schools in a secondary cluster have low re-enrolment rates and where the students are choosing to move to instead.

What does the AsP Secondary Re-enrolment report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

School Re-enrolment Compared to Cluster

  • This line chart displays the re-enrolment rate for the selected cluster and secondary school.
  • The scholastic year is on the x-axis.
  • The Re-enrolment rate % is on the y-axis. The Re-enrolment rate in Year 7 is always 100%, as this is the original cohort.
  • Hover over any data point to view the actual number of students remaining in that year.
  • Re-enrolment is defined as the retention of the original Year 7 cohort that commenced in the selected year. Students who joined the school after Year 7 are excluded from the chart.
  • 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.
  • The school’s re-enrolment rate is always compared against the cluster.

Destination Secondary Schools

  • This doughnut chart displays all known secondary schools that students in the selected secondary cluster/school went to.
  • Non-government schools are included where known. This is based on NAPLAN 7 and 9 data so it is not complete. For example, if a student left in Year 10 to go to a non-government school, this will not be reflected in the chart as we do not have this data.
  • Click on the Focus Mode button on the top right-hand corner to expand the chart and view all schools.
  • Note that where the destination school is unknown, it will not appear on this chart. Therefore the total number of students who have left, as shown in the School Re-enrolment Compared to Cluster Chart, will usually be larger than the number of students shown in the Destination Secondary Schools chart.
  • This chart shows the destination schools for all students from the cohort who left. It is not possible to identify which students left in which years.
  • If a whole cluster has been selected, schools in the cluster may appear in the list.  This indicates that students moved from one high school in the cluster to another. The students will still appear even though they are moving within the cluster, because they left their original high school.

Use the following slicers to select a cluster 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 primary 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.

Year 7 Enrolment Year

Use this slicer to select a cohort, i.e. the students who commenced Year 7 in the selected year.

What should I look for?

  • Are many students in the cluster leaving to go to other clusters or non-government schools? Are students mostly moving within the cluster? This may inform future demographic projections for the cluster.
  • Are there any schools in the cluster that have a lower re-enrolment than others?
  • Are there particular scholastic years with a steeper drop-off, e.g. Year 11? This may indicate many students move into non-government schools or are leaving school altogether.
  • Are there any particular schools that are preferred by students who leave their original school? If there have been no boundary changes this may indicate a change of parental choice.

Where does this data come from?

  • Annual enrolment census.  This report compares where a student was enrolled in year 7, with subsequent enrolments in each scholastic year.
  • NAPLAN – school where a student sat the Y7 and Y9 assessments. Where a student did not re-enrol at their original school, and a subsequent enrolment cannot be found in other government schools, NAPLAN data is used to identify the school the student moved to.

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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