The 2023 Department for Education, Children and Young People‚Äôs Key Data Set release marks an improved approach to sharing data with the Tasmanian community.   Rather than a static report released annually, we will now make high-value data sets available more frequently via our online data portal.

As part of this new approach, there will be more flexibility of reporting on selected data sets such as reporting attendance and suspension data on a quarterly basis. Additional data sets have also been incorporated into the data release, including new reporting of indicators for:

  • Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) data at the system and year level
  • Kindergarten Development Check (KDC)
  • Services for Children and Families including Child Safety Services
  • Services for Youth Justice.

Data highlights from the 2023 release include: 

  • Overall funding provided to schools continues to increase year on year.
  • 95 per cent of students reported they had good relationships and support from their teachers
  • With increased awareness of safeguarding practices, along with an improved scope of the service, the number of contacts to the Advice and Referral Line increased from 14,111 during 2020-21 to 15,039 during 2021-22 and is expected to reach at least 18,000 contacts in 2022-23.
  • The number of children in out-of-home care decreased from an average of 1,086.4 during 2020-21 to 1,049.4 during 2021-22 and has further decreased to 1,002.0 during the quarter ending March 2023.

The new portal can be found at Data and statistics – Department for Education, Children and Young People (decyp.tas.gov.au)