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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:
Level No. of Repeaters Percentage of Repeaters
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Primary School 1 725 1 664 1 610 1 506 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Secondary School 13 540 12 585 11 560 10 692 3.4% 3.4% 3.3% 3.2%

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 2014/15 school year, 1 634 non-attendance cases were handled.
The non-attendance rate is about 0.32% (No. of cases/Student enrolment of the school year x 100%).

In 2015/16 school year, 1 766 non-attendance cases were handled.
The non-attendance rate is about 0.34% (No. of cases/Student enrolment of the school year x 100%).