Social economic status (SES) is determined by a non-government’s school community to support its school. SES is calculated by linking demographic postcodes to the latest Census Collection Districts and then applying an index to obtain an average score. The index has three aspects – income, education and occupation. Within the index there is 46 funding scores.

The School’s SES score determines its per student funding.

Non-government schools that are exempt from SES scores include non-government special schools, special assistance schools and the majority of indigenous student school.