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Children Statistics and Information

4. Number and percentage of repeaters and non-attendance rate

a) Number of repeaters in ordinary primary and secondary day schools is shown below:
  No. of Repeaters Percentage of Repeaters
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Primary Schools 1 506 1 471 1 608 1 765 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%
Secondary Day Schools 10 692 9 945 9 362 8 829 3.2% 3.0% 2.9% 2.7%

Figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
 
b) Non-attendance rate (Ages 6-15; Primary 1 to Secondary 3)

In the 2018/19 school year, 2 179 non-attendance cases were handled. The non-attendance rate is about 0.40% (No. of cases/Student enrolment of the school year x 100%).

In the 2019/20 school year, 2 341 non-attendance cases were handled. The non-attendance rate is about 0.42% (No. of cases/Student enrolment of the school year x 100%).