National Statistics

Neighbourhood statistics: small area pupil absence - 2009 to 2010

Tables for the academic year 2009 to 2010 on institution-based and pupil residency-based small area pupil absence.

Documents

Overall absence 1: SFR08/2011

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Overall absence 2: SFR08/2011

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Persistent absence 1: SFR08/2011

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Persistent absence 2: SFR08/2011

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Underlying data: SFR08/2011

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Pre-release access list: SFR08/2011

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Details

Reference Id: SFR08/2011

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Underlying Statistical data

Local Authority data: LAD data

Region: England

Release Date: 25 May 2011

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

The tables based on pupil residency also include information broken down by pupil characteristics (gender, free school meal (FSM) eligibility and ethnic group). These latest statistics complement the 2008 to 2009 absence figures which were previously published on 26 May 2010 and other previous releases which are all available in the education, skills and training domain on the Neighbourhood Statistics website.

The following data is available:

Tables based on the geographic location of schools:

  • Pupil absence in schools referenced by location of educational institution at national, regional, local authority district (LAD) and middle layer super output area (MSOA) level.

Tables based on pupil residency:

  • Pupil absence in schools by gender referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, LAD, MSOA and lower layer super output area level.
  • Pupil absence in schools by ethnic group referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, LAD and MSOA level.
  • Pupil absence in schools by free school meal eligibility referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, LAD and MSOA level.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The tables reinforce messages in previous publications about patterns of absence and the relationship between absence and pupil characteristics (gender, FSM eligibility and ethnic group) at national, regional and local level.
  • Resident girls have higher levels of overall absence than boys in 268 (82%) of LADs. The difference in overall absence between girls and boys is largest in the South West and lowest in London.
  • Resident pupils known to be eligible for FSM have higher levels of overall absence in every Local Authority District (apart from the City of London) than those known not to be eligible for FSM.
  • Resident Chinese pupils have the lowest levels of overall absence across all regions.

Martin Hill
020 7340 7933

martin.hill@education.gsi.gov.uk

Published 25 May 2011