This dataset provides information on short suspensions, long suspensions and expulsions in NSW government schools.
From 2021, the Department will publish both semester 1 and full year factsheets. In previous years, only a full year factsheet was produced. Please note that semester 1 and full year data is not comparable, as students suspended in both semesters are only counted once in the full year publication.
Data in 2020 and 2021 is not comparable to previous years due to the impact of Covid 19.
ABS Statistical Area 4 (SA4) boundaries in NSW are combined into 11 groups for reporting of suspensions data from 2019. From 2013 to 2018, data was published by Family and Community Services districts.
To protect individual students’ identities, values under 5 are represented as <5 and n/a is used in the “total” column.
Refer to the individual publications for further information and policy context.