Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

09 - Absence rates by school location - IDACI and urban/rurality

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Absence information by the school National; Regional; Local authority; Local 2016/17 to 2018/19 7 location including the level of depravation and rurality

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

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotalTotal722308825389946491171835254.61535854169793.3642317665461.2511587243812.07846
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotal0 - 10 % most deprived683528237213286134045175.6508386252563.6360847792612.0147511169016.34022
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotal10 - 20 %737168256089079134553545.2541790680613.5409843872931.7131910830514.69204
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotal20 - 30 %745282258580345130810965.0588189490423.4608441320541.5979810360913.90199
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotal30 - 40 %764168267164053131229324.9119493104773.4849338124551.4270110004013.09136

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.
  2. Sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances are included as possible sessions in 2020/21 only, but not as an absence within absence rates.

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