CESE’s Schools: InBrief mid year census, 2021 bulletin summarises the results of the census of students in NSW Government schools undertaken on Friday 6 August 2021, and the census of NSW non-government schools undertaken by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
The mid year census includes data on NSW Government schools (preschool, primary, secondary, central/community and schools for specific purposes) and students (age at 1 July, grades, full-time, part-time, gender and Aboriginality).
From 2020, students in mainstream support classes are reported by their underlying grade of enrolment. Prior to 2020, this cohort of students was reported as ‘ungraded’ or ‘support’. From 2020 only students in schools for specific purposes (SSPs) are reported as ‘ungraded’. This resulted in a break in series, and is explained in more detail in InBrief mid-year census 2020