Primary School Zones

Dataset Number2410
Dataset TitlePrimary School Zones
CustodianData Authority: Department for Education
Data Provider: Department for Education


DescriptionThis layer shows the extent of the government primary school zones by enrolment year. The year referenced in the Feature Class name indicates the enrolment year the zones are applicable for - eg LOCSA.PrimarySchoolZones2020 refers to the 2020 enrolment year. A 'school zone' is a defined geographic boundary surrounding a school from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Not all government primary schools are zoned. The creation or amendment of school zones is the responsibility of the Department for Education and subject to approval by the Minister for Education.
UsageUsed to determine which government primary school a student is zoned to by enrolment year, based on their residential address. These boundaries are the same as those used in the 'Find a School or Preschool' tool -

Data Quality

LineageInitially derived in the early 2000s by digitising the textual descriptions of school zones.
CompletenessComplete for metropolitan Adelaide
Positional AccuracyAccurate as per the digitising performed in the early 2000s.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameGreater Adelaide
Min Easting or Longitude138
Min Northing or Latitude-35
Max Easting or Longitude138
Max Northing or Latitude-34

Dataset Status

Initially AcquiredEarly 2000s
Last Updated2020
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodIf the Minister for Education approves a new or amended primary school zone, the new zone boundaries are digitised accordingly.
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
LOCSA.PrimarySchoolZones****EYORG_NUM NumberLSS database unique identifier for each site.
LOCSA.PrimarySchoolZones****EYSCHOOL textName of the primary school the zone relates to.

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Education
Postal Address