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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.

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