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NESA Statistics Archive

Statistical information held by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

NESA holds HSC statistics since 1991 which spans:

  • HSC merit lists
  • HSC Band Descriptors and Performance Data
  • Student entries by sex
  • Total candidature.

This is an archive-only site.

Visit the NESA corporate site for information about the NSW curriculum, HSC, RoSA, teacher accreditation and school registration.  

Applying for data or information

NESA regularly collaborates with researchers to promote high quality education research. Apply for data or information via the NESA site.

Media guides

View past HSC and School Certificate guides.

The NESA media guide on the NESA site provides the latest available statistics and information about the HSC.

Secure Zone

A User ID and password are required to access the files in the secure zone area.


Scheduled maintenance

Scheduled maintenance will take place from 8am up to 8pm on 2, 3 and 4 October. Some eNESA services will be unavailable during this period. The NESA website will remain available, including key HSC resources such as Past HSC Examination Papers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The following websites will be unavailable from 8am up to 8pm on
Tuesday 2 October:
Online Multiple Choice
Wednesday 3 October:
Students Online (login portal)
Thursday 4 October:
Program Builder

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