Data set from Children missing education

CME at census date

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The number of children missing education at the census date in each term. Includes Autumn 2022 to Autumn 2023.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Children missing education
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of CME on census date
  • Percentage of CME on census date
  • Rate of CME on census day by population
  • CME on census date by characteristics
Time period
2022/23 Autumn term to 2023/24 Autumn term

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal330001000.4000000
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSexFemalex47x
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSexMalex52x
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSexSex unknownx1x
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandYear groupReceptionx2x

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
filterCME on census date by characteristics
numberNumber of CME on census date
pcPercentage of CME on census date
rateRate of CME on census day by population


  1. Local authority response rates to the data collection vary by census date. To account for non-response, national and regional figures have been uprated based on local authority pupil populations.
  2. Rates of CME are calculated based on ONS <a href="">mid-year population estimates</a> for children aged 5 to 16 years. The rates for 2023/24 are based on 2022 population estimates.

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