The data is analysed to produce overall attendance figures for each academic year, including information on the levels of absence, type of absence and reason for absence. The reports also contain more detailed statistics by school sector as well as pupil characteristics, such as gender and ethnicity.
Attendance and absence rates, both authorised and unauthorised, for each school in Northern Ireland are also produced, where available.
Data relating to each of the year's listed may be accessed by clicking on the link for that year.
- Pupil attendance 2018/19
- Pupil attendance 2017/18
- Pupil attendance 2016/17
- Pupil attendance 2015/16
- Pupil attendance 2014/15
- Pupil attendance 2013/14
- Pupil attendance 2012/13
- Pupil attendance 2011/12
- Pupil attendance 2010/11
- Pupil attendance 2009/10
- Pupil attendance 2008/09
- Pupil attendance 2007/08
More information on the attendance data collection exercise can be accessed on the following DE page:
- Attendance statistics - data collection and validation
- Attendance at grant aided schools in Northern Ireland background quality report
If you require information that is additional to that already published, contact the Analytical Services Unit (ASU). We will conduct special analysis of data held upon request, where it is appropriate.