Skip to content
As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our data gathering and release practices, focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics. https://gov.wales/statistics-and-research
Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Pupils present on census day by local authority and sector
None
Year[Filtered]
Area Code[Filter]
Measure1
Sector[Filtered]
Type[Filtered]
Local Authority[Filter]
[Collapse]Nursery schoolsNursery: age under 5[Collapse]Primary schoolsPrimary: ages 3/4 to 10.[Collapse]Middle schoolsMiddle: ages 3/4 to 16/18.[Collapse]Secondary schoolsSecondary: ages 11 to 16/18.[Collapse]Special schoolsSpecial schools, both day and boarding, provide education for children with Special Educational Needs who cannot be educated satisfactorily in mainstream schools.
Click here to sortFull-time attendance on census dayThe number of full-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortPart-time attendance on census dayThe number of part-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortFull-time attendance on census dayThe number of full-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortPart-time attendance on census dayThe number of part-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortFull-time attendance on census dayThe number of full-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortPart-time attendance on census dayThe number of part-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortFull-time attendance on census dayThe number of full-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortPart-time attendance on census dayThe number of part-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortFull-time attendance on census dayThe number of full-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.Click here to sortPart-time attendance on census dayThe number of part-time pupils who were present in school for at least one session on the Census day.
Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable14,9551,580.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable9,870.The data item is not applicable305*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
GwyneddNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable23,7802,8102,02013017,475.The data item is not applicable550*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
ConwyNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable22,7752,705.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable17,935.The data item is not applicable635*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
DenbighshireNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,1802,7452,5552016,560.The data item is not applicable735*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
FlintshireNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable34,8104,300.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24,645.The data item is not applicable54525
WrexhamNorth Wales*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.7532,3654,100.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable17,900.The data item is not applicable7150
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable25,2351,0152,085017,290.The data item is not applicable7400
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable12,0206655,9502307,445.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable25,8202,4252,88019017,630.The data item is not applicable425*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales305043,6002,010.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable30,515.The data item is not applicable3550
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable52,8958,725.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable37,480.The data item is not applicable530*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable28,9205,02010,83531512,785.The data item is not applicable6750
BridgendCentral South Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable37,390910.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24,215.The data item is not applicable9700
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales8042032,4154,8403,29515023,040.The data item is not applicable7600
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable56,3502,73013,29510531,495.The data item is not applicable1,4800
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable15,5801,055.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable7,490.The data item is not applicable4650
CaerphillySouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable41,7856,0752,25510026,955.The data item is not applicable4700
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable12,2201,6357,5304803,725.The data item is not applicable5200
TorfaenSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,0302,495.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable14,940.The data item is not applicable320*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable17,8601,145.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable13,060.The data item is not applicable250
NewportSouth East Wales031539,1354,560.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable25,965.The data item is not applicable545*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
CardiffCentral South Wales*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.74083,47010,995.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable54,250.The data item is not applicable1,810*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.4051,555695,59074,51052,7051,715452,660.The data item is not applicable13,55080

Metadata

Title

Pupils present on census day by local authority and sector

Last update

09/09/2021 09/09/2021

Next update

July 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

See other items

Data collection and calculation

Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

From 2003/04 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied

* = Pupil numbers greater than zero but less than five. Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Statistical quality

School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.