Data on government schools may be available upon request. This may include information about:
- schools and school enrolment
- sites and locations
- student performance
- children’s services
- spatial analysis.
All data requests relating to research projects must be approved by the Research unit before being considered by Data Management for processing.
For information about undertaking research with the department, see conducting research and evaluation.
Before completing the data access request form, it may be useful to see other departmental data sources.
The department produces a range of reports and statistics relating to sites, students and staff in South Australian government schools and preschools that are freely available to the public.
See the following sites:
- DECD reports
- Data SA
- My School website
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Research sources for educational research
If you require additional data or have a specific request, you will need to submit a data access request.
The data access and transfer procedure (PDF 290KB) explains the conditions of releasing data.
Submit the completed form to decd.dma [at] sa.gov.au.
Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in accordance with relevant legislation to ensure compliance with privacy, confidentiality requirements and intellectual property guidelines.
Refer to the following documents for more details:
- Information privacy principles instruction (PDF 232KB)
- Privacy Act 1988
- Principles on open public sector information
- South Australian Declaration of Open Data (PDF 346KB)
Data Management and Information Systems
Email: decd.dma [at] sa.gov.au