Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by school location - IDACI and urban/rurality

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Absence information by the school location including the level of depravation and rurality. Includes where a school location may differ from administrative authority responsible for the school

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Local authority district, National, Regional
  • Authorised absence rate
  • Number of authorised absence sessions
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • IDACI band of school location
  • Rurality band of school location
  • School type
Time period
2018/19 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic yearSix half terms202021Local authorityEnglandE92000001E12000005West Midlands937E10000031WarwickshireState-funded primaryTotal20 - 30 %2602899785368554.09598293933.2666774620.8293128811.06841
Academic yearSix half terms202021Local authority districtEnglandE92000001E12000002North WestE08000012LiverpoolE08000012LiverpoolState-funded primaryTotalTotal33838121902724942424.05443155642.588651786781.46574362110.70099
Academic yearSix half terms201819Local authorityEnglandE92000001E13000002Outer London302E09000003BarnetSpecialTotalTotal4391563521807611.56109148649.5067532122.0543414533.02961
Academic yearSix half terms201819Local authorityEnglandE92000001E12000008South East852E06000045SouthamptonSpecialUrban - city and town C1 C2Total487173535167849.67182117836.7899850012.8818413227.10472
Academic yearSix half terms202021Local authorityEnglandE92000001E12000009South West865E06000054WiltshireState-funded secondaryTotal60 - 70 %954333492185085.54976147624.4264937461.1232715716.45702

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
enrolments_pa_10_exactNumber of persistent absentees
enrolments_pa_10_exact_percentPercentage of persistent absentees
sch_idaciIDACI band of school location - Filter by IDACI band of school location
sch_ruralityRurality band of school location - Filter by rurality band of school location


  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.

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