Census 2019

2019 Non-Government Schools Census

The Non-Government Schools Census (Census) provides the community and government with information about schools and students in Australia. The annual Census collects information including:

  • The numbers of students and staff per school
  • Students on a visa
  • Students with disability
  • Indigenous Australian students

Census informs part of the My School website, giving parents and the community information about the needs of each school’s students. Government uses Census data to calculate funding and create informed and tailored policies for Australian schools.

Census reporting is required under the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act). Non-government schools provide Census data through SchoolsHUB each August.

Important dates for the Census

Monday, 29 July 2019 Census opens on SchoolsHUB
Friday, 2 August 2019 Census Day
Friday, 9 August 2019 Census Declaration due
Friday, 16 August 2019 Deadline for Special Circumstances Applications

Changes to the Census in 2019

In 2019, schools will complete the Census through SchoolsHUB. SchoolsHUB has replaced School Entry Point as home for the department’s various data collections. If you had an active School Entry Point account, your username and password will have carried over to SchoolsHUB. After signing in for the first time, you may need to link yourself to your organisation or school again.

Entering and Declaring the Census

To enter or declare Census data for your school, you must first have a SchoolsHUB account. Instructions on how to register are available here. You must not share SchoolsHUB accounts, even with colleagues.

Staff entering data for the school and any campuses will require the Data Reporter: Census role in SchoolsHUB. To declare the Census, the account holder must also be an Authority Representative or a Data Declarer.

To access the Census module, login into SchoolsHUB and go to the Data Collections module. From here, click on the Non-Government Schools Census link. Instructions on how to report and declare the Census are available here.

Further Questions

Before contacting the department with any queries, first check our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Census eligibility or reporting questions

For any questions regarding the Census or Special Circumstances Applications, please contact the Recurrent Assistance for Schools team at grantsanddatahelp@education.gov.au, or call 1800 677 027 (option 3).

IT Assistance

For any questions regarding access to SchoolsHUB, please contact the SchoolsHUB helpdesk at schools@education.gov.au, or call 1800 677 027 (option 1).

Reporting of NCCD Students with Disability

To report NCCD Students with Disabilities in the Census, the NCCD process and requirements must be followed. The 2019 NCCD guidelines, support materials, and contact details for school support can be found on the NCCD website.

For assistance with classifying NCCD Students with Disability within the four levels of adjustments, you may enquire with the following agencies:

  • If you are from an independent sector; check with your state's Association for Independent Schools.
  • If you are from the Catholic sector, check with your contact in your state's system office.

You can find your contact's details on the NCCD website.

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