School leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above

Table 1: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by ethnic group and gender (2009 to 2015)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish and Ukrainian.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  3. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Gender/
Ethnic Group
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
N % N % N % N % N %t N % N %
Māori 7,338 63.3 8,419 67.2 9,135 69.7 8,748 71.7 9,363 71.2 9,226 74.5 10,164 76.4
Pasifika 4,330 73.7 5,038 76.4 5,183 78.5 5,105 79.6 5,512 82.3 5,418 83.6 5,823 85.2
Asian 5,060 89.3 5,467 91.8 5,651 91.6 5,673 92.8 5,955 93.5 6,013 94.7 6,259 94.8
MELAA 824 79.9 884 83.0 1,022 86.8 1,025 86.4 1,045 88.2 1,068 89.0 1,158 91.0
Other 376 71.6 330 78.0 383 78.3 368 83.3 439 85.4 379 84.8 357 83.6
European/Pākehā 32,773 85.6 34,479 87.6 35,115 88.5 33,743 89.6 34,642 89.2 33,547 90.7 34,607 91.5
Female 24,030 83.1 25,533 85.7 26,261 86.6 25,728 87.6 26,670 87.3 25,904 89.0 26,817 89.8
Male 23,420 78.7 25,476 80.7 26,547 82.2 25,667 83.7 26,707 84.0 26,194 86.1 27,177 87.1
All Leavers 47,450 80.9 51,009 83.1 52,808 84.3 51,395 85.6 53,377 85.6 52,098 87.5 53,994 88.4

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by school quintile (2015)
Notes:
  1. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  3. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  4. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
Quintile
(Socio-economic
status, SES)
All
Leavers 
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Quintile 1 (Low SES)78.880.277.471.183.888.883.182.682.0
Quintile 2 85.487.283.777.685.094.488.789.288.5
Quintile 389.592.187.080.186.093.388.584.791.7
Quintile 493.294.592.083.787.995.893.587.794.7
Quintile 5 (High SES)96.697.695.792.294.597.294.591.397.0

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by education area (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending home-school, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
Education RegionAll
Leavers 
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau85.186.084.376.279.795.0100.088.991.5
Auckland90.392.488.474.385.795.492.990.894.0
Waikato86.788.085.576.582.794.589.478.690.6
Bay of Plenty/
Rotorua/Taupo
86.788.185.377.683.795.591.780.892.3
Taranaki/Whanganui/
Manawatu
89.490.988.080.985.893.490.273.992.4
Hawkes Bay/
Gisborne
89.690.588.682.187.397.396.096.394.4
Wellington91.692.390.984.387.096.683.682.093.6
Nelson/Marlborough
/West Coast
89.792.686.777.384.090.7100.075.092.0
Canterbury89.391.487.373.681.690.188.686.291.5
Otago Southland91.694.089.483.086.896.890.6100.092.5
Not Applicable64.665.463.350.670.081.386.842.368.5
New Zealand Total88.489.887.176.485.294.891.083.691.5

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by regional council (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending home-school, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all regions including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Regional CouncilAll
Leavers 
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Northland Region85.186.084.376.279.795.0100.088.991.5
Auckland Region90.492.588.574.585.895.492.990.894.1
Waikato Region86.587.885.475.981.895.089.580.090.7
Bay of Plenty Region86.788.385.378.083.795.692.580.092.3
Gisborne Region86.287.385.181.482.1xxx93.8
Hawkes Bay Region90.591.589.682.588.397.295.796.094.6
Taranaki Region90.492.089.080.690.098.294.776.992.3
Manawatu-Wanganui Region87.889.386.581.181.489.886.469.291.9
Wellington Region92.192.891.484.687.896.883.683.094.0
Marlborough Region92.296.288.081.792.994.1100.0x94.5
Nelson Region90.592.288.675.582.894.2100.0x93.1
Tasman Region86.889.984.068.558.363.6xx90.4
West Coast Region88.092.184.580.0100.0100.0100.0x88.5
Canterbury Region89.391.487.373.981.690.188.686.291.5
Otago Region93.295.491.484.688.597.691.3100.094.1
Southland Region88.491.485.380.882.494.188.9x89.3
Correspondence School62.363.859.750.570.979.486.541.765.6
Not Applicable85.085.784.551.660.0100.0xx89.3
New Zealand Total88.489.887.176.485.294.891.083.691.5

Table 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending home-school, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all regions including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Territorial
Local Authority
All
Leavers 
Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Far North District 83.7 83.7 83.8 78.0 85.2 87.5 100.0 100.0 91.5
Whangarei District 85.7 87.5 83.8 73.4 73.2 96.7 100.0 90.0 92.0
Kaipara District 87.0 85.6 88.2 80.8 90.9 x n x 89.4
Auckland- Rodney 89.3 90.4 88.3 83.3 95.0 88.9 100.0 x 90.3
Auckland- Hibiscus and Bays 92.6 94.7 90.5 78.3 90.9 90.2 92.9 100.0 93.3
Auckland- Upper Harbour 96.8 98.4 95.2 91.4 90.6 98.7 95.6 90.9 96.8
Auckland- Kaipatiki 93.7 96.2 91.5 85.2 94.1 96.3 97.0 n 95.8
Auckland- Devonport-Takapuna 97.9 98.8 97.0 92.4 96.3 98.5 96.8 83.3 98.3
Auckland- Henderson-Massey 90.4 91.4 89.4 79.2 85.1 97.3 95.1 100.0 93.2
Auckland- Waitakere Ranges 66.7 77.8 x 77.8 x n x n x
Auckland- Waiheke 90.3 92.1 88.2 100.0 85.7 x n n 89.7
Auckland- Waitemata 95.3 95.1 95.6 90.4 95.5 94.4 95.0 100.0 96.6
Auckland- Whau 87.2 89.9 84.8 65.5 87.4 94.9 94.0 100.0 87.9
Auckland- Albert-Eden 94.3 96.2 91.9 82.7 84.9 95.2 86.5 90.0 97.3
Auckland- Puketapapa 91.3 95.0 87.9 83.9 87.2 95.8 80.8 100.0 89.9
Auckland- Orakei 96.9 96.6 97.2 95.4 95.9 100.0 88.9 100.0 97.2
Auckland- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 81.1 84.5 78.1 64.9 83.0 93.3 100.0 x 77.9
Auckland- Howick 96.2 97.0 95.4 87.1 91.9 96.9 99.0 88.9 96.6
Auckland- Mangere-Otahuhu 86.4 89.5 82.9 75.3 85.1 91.1 92.3 x 93.6
Auckland- Otara-Papatoetoe 83.9 84.1 83.8 70.2 82.9 91.9 90.0 x 90.2
Auckland- Manurewa 77.2 80.1 74.8 62.2 82.8 89.0 87.0 x 89.5
Auckland- Papakura 76.8 81.1 73.0 56.2 67.6 92.1 85.7 x 87.0
Auckland- Franklin 85.3 90.6 81.0 69.9 78.6 86.4 77.8 x 91.3
Auckland- Unknown 13.2 16.7 11.4 40.0 x x n n 10.6
Thames-Coromandel District 83.8 87.5 80.0 75.6 100.0 88.9 80.0 x 87.0
Hauraki District 87.2 86.4 87.8 82.3 x 100.0 x x 89.6
Waikato District 74.9 75.2 74.7 66.8 56.0 100.0 x n 85.1
Matamata-Piako District 84.4 85.2 83.6 74.7 55.6 92.3 100.0 x 86.3
Hamilton City 88.4 89.3 87.6 76.1 85.3 94.9 86.7 82.4 92.8
Waipa District 91.6 93.3 89.8 79.1 84.6 95.8 100.0 100.0 93.6
Otorohanga District 84.3 93.9 78.0 80.5 x x x n 86.8
South Waikato District 82.6 83.9 81.3 80.2 83.3 100.0 x x 81.8
Waitomo District 84.0 89.2 78.6 81.7 83.3 x n n 87.0
Taupo District 85.9 86.8 85.0 73.6 81.8 93.8 87.5 n 92.2
Western Bay of Plenty District 89.6 91.9 87.4 84.9 94.1 96.0 x x 90.5
Tauranga City 88.5 89.7 87.3 77.3 78.9 95.8 87.5 78.4 92.4
Rotorua District 87.9 87.7 88.1 82.8 86.7 96.3 100.0 83.3 92.0
Whakatane District 82.5 86.4 79.1 73.7 83.3 83.3 100.0 85.7 94.8
Kawerau District 77.3 76.9 77.8 76.1 n n n n 91.3
Opotiki District 68.6 75.5 64.3 65.6 x x n n 92.3
Gisborne District 86.2 87.3 85.1 81.4 82.1 x x x 93.8
Wairoa District 76.1 79.2 72.5 74.0 x x n n 92.9
Hastings District 91.3 91.2 91.3 84.1 86.6 100.0 100.0 94.7 95.1
Napier City 91.1 92.8 88.9 82.0 91.7 96.4 90.9 100.0 94.8
Central Hawke's Bay District 89.4 91.7 88.1 85.7 x x n n 89.2
New Plymouth District 91.2 91.2 91.2 81.6 91.4 100.0 100.0 72.7 92.2
Stratford District 89.5 95.5 80.0 85.1 n 100.0 x n 90.3
South Taranaki District 87.6 92.9 83.8 75.6 80.0 88.9 x x 93.6
Ruapehu District 78.5 81.0 76.2 77.3 80.0 x n n 84.8
Wanganui District 87.6 87.9 87.4 80.4 85.0 95.0 66.7 x 92.9
Rangitikei District 88.9 91.2 83.3 76.9 100.0 x n x 95.9
Manawatu District 93.4 92.7 94.0 91.3 100.0 90.0 n x 94.5
Palmerston North City 88.3 91.0 86.0 79.9 82.8 90.2 93.8 x 91.6
Tararua District 88.8 90.5 87.4 84.9 n x n n 90.4
Horowhenua District 84.3 85.1 83.4 81.3 66.7 88.9 n x 88.2
Kapiti Coast District 94.3 96.3 92.2 91.4 95.7 100.0 88.2 x 94.9
Porirua City 86.0 86.3 85.7 82.4 84.9 96.7 50.0 x 89.5
Upper Hutt City 90.0 84.7 92.5 82.1 95.0 95.6 95.0 x 90.7
Lower Hutt City 87.8 90.1 85.2 75.7 84.7 99.1 65.7 85.7 91.0
Wellington City 95.6 96.2 95.1 93.7 90.8 96.2 92.6 78.1 96.7
Masterton District 91.8 94.0 89.6 82.6 94.7 87.5 x x 93.9
Carterton District 83.3 x x n n n n n 83.3
South Wairarapa District 86.1 84.6 87.3 79.5 x n x x 87.1
Tasman District 86.8 89.9 84.0 68.5 58.3 63.6 x x 90.4
Nelson City 90.5 92.2 88.6 75.5 82.8 94.2 100.0 x 93.1
Marlborough District 92.2 96.2 88.0 81.7 92.9 94.1 100.0 x 94.5
Kaikoura District 91.9 87.5 95.2 91.7 n n n n 89.3
Buller District 87.8 97.6 75.8 73.3 x x n n 91.4
Grey District 88.3 91.4 86.0 83.9 100.0 x 100.0 n 87.3
Westland District 88.7 88.9 88.6 78.9 n n n x 90.2
Hurunui District 89.6 88.0 91.3 60.0 x x n n 91.9
Waimakariri District 89.3 89.5 89.1 80.0 100.0 71.4 x x 90.1
Christchurch City 88.1 90.4 86.1 70.3 81.2 91.4 86.7 86.4 90.7
Selwyn District 94.8 96.1 93.4 91.4 85.7 75.0 100.0 x 96.2
Ashburton District 89.7 94.2 85.5 76.9 79.2 89.5 x x 92.1
Timaru District 93.0 95.7 90.4 82.4 80.0 84.6 100.0 x 94.2
Mackenzie District 93.8 88.9 96.7 x n x n n 95.1
Waimate District 90.5 92.0 88.2 x n x x n 94.6
Waitaki District 90.2 94.9 86.3 77.8 86.7 100.0 x x 91.6
Central Otago District 92.5 95.6 90.1 85.2 n 100.0 x x 92.8
Queenstown-Lakes District 96.0 97.1 94.9 91.7 100.0 88.2 x x 96.6
Dunedin City 93.5 95.2 92.1 86.0 87.3 98.8 92.9 100.0 94.2
Clutha District 92.4 95.1 90.0 75.0 x x x n 94.6
Southland District 88.3 90.5 86.4 84.6 100.0 x n n 87.8
Gore District 90.5 92.0 88.6 76.9 x x x x 92.0
Invercargill City 87.8 91.4 84.2 80.5 78.6 92.3 85.7 x 88.9
Correspondence School 62.3 63.8 59.7 50.5 70.9 79.4 86.5 41.7 65.6
Not Applicable 85.0 85.7 84.5 51.6 60.0 100.0 x x 89.3
New Zealand Total 88.4 89.8 87.1 76.4 85.2 94.8 91.0 83.6 91.5

Table 6: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by electorate (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending home-school, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all regions including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Electorate All
Leavers 
Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Auckland Central 93.6 94.8 89.5 89.3 94.9 91.8 100.0 x 94.5
Bay of Plenty 80.8 83.3 78.2 69.7 x 100.0 x x 90.1
Botany 92.1 93.8 90.5 76.9 82.1 97.9 100.0 100.0 95.9
Christchurch Central 84.8 83.9 85.5 62.6 85.9 87.1 83.7 88.9 87.2
Christchurch East 79.1 88.1 73.2 59.2 73.9 87.0 66.7 x 86.3
Clutha-Southland 92.3 94.4 90.3 78.9 100.0 95.8 85.7 x 93.4
Coromandel 86.6 86.7 86.4 79.1 86.7 93.9 87.5 x 89.3
Dunedin North 95.3 96.1 94.5 89.0 86.0 98.5 88.9 100.0 95.9
Dunedin South 90.4 92.9 88.8 81.4 90.0 100.0 100.0 x 91.6
East Coast 82.6 85.3 80.0 76.4 78.9 91.7 100.0 88.9 94.1
East Coast Bays 96.1 98.1 94.1 92.8 88.9 97.2 93.7 91.7 96.2
Epsom 97.3 98.4 96.0 99.0 94.6 96.9 97.1 100.0 98.0
Hamilton East 91.8 92.5 91.4 77.4 87.9 95.9 81.6 100.0 95.6
Hamilton West 83.3 86.8 77.2 75.3 82.3 92.0 96.2 x 87.8
Helensville 86.5 89.4 83.6 83.3 100.0 x x n 86.4
Hunua 87.1 91.2 83.6 71.2 77.9 92.4 80.0 x 92.8
Hutt South 92.2 95.1 88.7 83.6 87.1 100.0 81.3 80.0 93.5
Ilam 94.9 96.9 92.4 88.8 86.1 97.4 89.2 76.9 95.4
Invercargill 88.1 91.3 84.8 82.0 80.6 96.0 100.0 x 88.9
Kaikoura 92.7 96.3 89.1 82.5 93.8 95.2 100.0 x 94.8
Kelston 91.7 93.7 90.1 80.9 90.6 96.2 95.2 100.0 91.4
Mana 89.7 90.0 89.3 85.6 85.7 97.4 57.1 x 94.2
Mangere 86.3 85.8 86.7 74.7 87.9 89.8 83.3 x 76.0
Manukau East 86.3 89.1 83.5 74.4 83.4 92.0 94.1 60.0 94.5
Manurewa 77.9 80.2 76.1 64.1 84.4 93.0 81.8 n 88.4
Maungakiekie 81.0 85.2 77.3 63.8 81.8 93.3 100.0 x 81.8
Mt Albert 90.9 92.7 89.3 76.4 82.2 90.8 72.0 85.7 96.4
Mt Roskill 92.3 95.5 89.6 90.9 87.6 96.4 84.4 100.0 91.5
Napier 89.6 91.3 87.4 79.9 92.1 93.5 90.9 100.0 94.9
Nelson 90.3 92.8 87.5 74.8 80.6 88.7 100.0 80.0 93.1
New Lynn 82.0 87.3 77.4 47.1 71.1 93.5 75.0 x 85.6
New Plymouth 91.7 92.0 91.3 82.7 91.2 100.0 100.0 72.7 92.8
North Shore 97.9 98.8 97.0 92.4 96.3 98.5 96.8 83.3 98.3
Northcote 94.8 96.6 93.2 86.0 94.1 97.2 97.0 n 97.2
Northland 84.4 83.9 84.9 77.7 85.7 81.8 100.0 85.7 91.6
Ohariu 96.0 95.5 96.4 89.7 91.0 98.1 95.7 x 97.3
Otaki 89.4 91.1 87.5 84.7 76.6 94.9 92.3 x 92.2
Pakuranga 96.3 96.6 96.0 86.4 94.0 96.4 100.0 85.0 97.0
Palmerston North 91.0 92.7 89.4 85.5 86.4 90.0 93.3 x 92.8
Papakura 79.7 81.6 78.1 62.6 76.2 89.1 88.5 x 88.1
Port Hills 91.9 92.6 91.0 85.1 100.0 87.5 91.7 x 92.8
Rangitata 91.6 95.1 88.2 79.3 79.4 86.2 100.0 80.0 93.5
Rangitikei 90.5 91.7 89.1 82.8 95.2 83.3 x x 95.5
Rimutaka 85.7 80.4 88.7 72.7 85.9 95.2 74.4 x 88.9
Rodney 92.1 93.6 90.9 78.1 100.0 97.0 97.5 100.0 92.6
Rongotai 96.1 95.4 96.4 98.5 90.9 95.8 97.2 82.4 97.2
Rotorua 88.0 88.3 87.8 83.0 87.5 97.2 100.0 100.0 91.4
Selwyn 94.9 96.6 93.2 91.4 85.7 75.0 100.0 x 96.1
Tamaki 94.1 91.7 95.4 88.5 89.4 100.0 88.2 100.0 96.2
Taranaki-King Country 83.8 88.5 79.0 75.5 87.5 100.0 x x 87.9
Taupo 89.6 90.7 88.5 79.3 83.5 95.6 93.8 83.3 93.0
Tauranga 89.7 91.0 88.6 78.4 80.0 95.5 95.2 82.4 93.1
Te Atatu 89.7 90.0 89.5 77.9 83.6 96.8 97.7 x 92.4
Tukituki 91.8 91.7 91.8 85.0 86.7 100.0 100.0 94.7 95.3
Upper Harbour 91.6 94.7 89.0 84.0 89.0 97.4 88.2 x 93.9
Waikato 81.3 82.4 80.2 69.1 56.3 96.4 100.0 x 88.0
Waimakariri 89.8 89.8 89.7 80.0 100.0 71.4 x x 90.7
Wairarapa 90.1 91.8 88.5 82.4 91.7 90.9 x x 91.8
Waitaki 93.1 95.6 90.9 84.4 87.5 93.9 100.0 100.0 94.0
Wellington Central 95.3 97.1 86.7 90.0 88.9 97.0 66.7 70.0 96.5
West Coast-Tasman 86.8 90.0 84.3 74.3 72.7 100.0 100.0 x 88.9
Whanganui 88.1 90.3 85.9 79.6 84.0 94.1 72.7 x 93.2
Whangarei 86.6 88.9 84.1 74.1 73.2 96.7 100.0 90.0 92.5
Wigram 88.1 90.6 86.3 74.5 77.4 86.5 92.9 100.0 91.9
Not Applicable 59.7 62.1 56.2 47.4 63.6 73.5 82.9 39.5 63.5
New Zealand Total 88.4 89.8 87.1 76.4 85.2 94.8 91.0 83.6 91.5

Table 7: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by ethnic group & gender (2009 to 2015)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  3. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Gender
/Ethnic Group
2009201020112012201320142015
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Māori8,11870.09,24073.79,93375.89,30076.29,69673.89,53977.110,66280.1
Pasifika4,59978.35,32680.85,43882.45,33083.15,64584.35,57886.16,01087.9
Asian5,12590.55,52892.85,72592.85,73793.96,01094.46,06095.46,32295.8
MELAA85683.092186.51,05289.31,05288.71,05989.41,08290.21,17892.5
Other39174.534681.839781.237885.544486.438686.436685.7
European/Pākehā33,87388.535,55390.436,13991.134,53791.735,13290.434,02591.935,22393.2
Female24,97586.426,48788.927,14889.526,41489.927,09288.726,26490.227,34891.6
Male24,52682.426,62384.427,63485.626,51686.527,21985.626,75387.927,89889.4
All Leavers49,50184.453,11086.654,78287.552,93088.254,31187.153,01789.055,24690.4

Table 8: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by school quintile (2015)
Notes:
  1. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Quintile
(Socio-economic
status, SES)
All
Leavers
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Quintile 1 (Low SES)82.183.880.575.486.692.183.182.685.3
Quintile 2 87.889.386.581.088.095.690.092.390.3
Quintile 391.893.790.084.388.794.690.484.793.6
Quintile 494.595.593.686.590.296.494.589.395.8
Quintile 5 (High SES)97.498.196.794.196.797.596.594.297.7


Table 9: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by education area (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending home-school, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
Education RegionAll
Leavers
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau87.387.986.879.881.095.0100.088.992.8
Auckland92.193.890.678.888.796.494.393.395.1
Waikato88.890.187.779.885.895.591.378.692.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo89.390.488.281.985.496.593.884.694.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu90.792.189.483.287.094.590.273.993.4
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne91.692.690.585.289.197.396.096.395.7
Wellington93.393.692.987.389.297.786.286.095.0
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast91.793.589.981.085.390.7100.075.093.8
Canterbury91.292.989.777.385.191.390.286.293.4
Otago Southland92.995.091.185.890.196.890.6100.093.7
Not Applicable70.371.468.356.172.585.392.150.074.5
New Zealand Total90.491.689.480.187.995.892.585.793.2

Table 10 Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by regional council (2015)
Notes:
  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  4. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all regions including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Regional CouncilAll
Students
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Northland Region87.387.986.879.881.095.0100.088.992.8
Auckland Region92.293.990.679.188.796.394.393.395.2
Waikato Region88.790.087.679.384.796.091.280.092.3
Bay of Plenty Region89.390.488.382.185.596.795.084.094.0
Gisborne Region89.390.188.685.682.1xxx95.3
Hawkes Bay Region92.293.391.185.090.597.295.796.095.8
Taranaki Region91.593.489.982.590.0100.094.776.993.2
Manawatu-Wanganui Region89.790.988.584.084.091.286.469.293.2
Wellington Region93.693.993.487.489.997.886.287.295.3
Marlborough Region93.496.290.483.792.994.1100.0x95.5
Nelson Region92.993.991.880.982.894.2100.0x95.4
Tasman Region88.690.786.771.266.763.6xx91.9
West Coast Region91.092.190.186.2100.0100.0100.0x91.0
Canterbury Region91.392.989.877.585.191.390.286.293.4
Otago Region94.396.392.586.892.097.691.3100.095.0
Southland Region90.492.788.084.685.394.188.9x91.2
Correspondence School68.269.865.455.973.683.891.950.071.9
Not Applicable88.391.385.861.360.0100.0xx92.3
New Zealand Total90.491.689.480.187.995.892.585.793.2

Table 11: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2015)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  3. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  4. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all regions including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Territorial Local AuthorityAll
Students
GenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianMELAAOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Far North District85.785.186.380.985.287.5100.0100.092.8
Whangarei District88.490.086.778.275.696.7100.090.093.5
Kaipara District87.986.589.182.290.9xnx90.1
Auckland- Rodney91.391.591.186.195.088.9100.0x92.2
Auckland- Hibiscus and Bays93.995.792.284.190.990.295.2100.094.5
Auckland- Upper Harbour97.898.697.096.393.898.795.690.997.8
Auckland- Kaipatiki94.497.192.388.095.696.397.0n96.2
Auckland- Devonport-Takapuna98.499.297.793.598.899.0100.083.398.7
Auckland- Henderson-Massey92.693.491.986.088.397.796.7100.094.5
Auckland- Waitakere Ranges66.777.8x77.8xnxnx
Auckland- Waiheke90.392.188.2100.085.7xnn89.7
Auckland- Waitemata96.296.595.892.696.894.495.0100.097.2
Auckland- Whau89.390.688.270.590.195.394.0100.089.9
Auckland- Albert-Eden95.497.093.583.888.296.188.5100.097.9
Auckland- Puketapapa93.295.291.487.590.096.886.5100.092.3
Auckland- Orakei98.297.299.196.997.9100.094.4100.098.3
Auckland- Maungakiekie-Tamaki83.386.080.868.485.594.4100.0x77.9
Auckland- Howick97.097.996.390.693.697.699.088.997.5
Auckland- Mangere-Otahuhu89.392.885.581.588.192.792.3x94.5
Auckland- Otara-Papatoetoe87.187.886.677.785.894.690.0x91.5
Auckland- Manurewa81.984.280.167.887.094.287.0x94.3
Auckland- Papakura79.983.976.460.474.192.185.7x90.1
Auckland- Franklin87.792.084.177.282.586.477.8x92.4
Auckland- Unknown13.216.711.440.0xxnn10.6
Thames-Coromandel District87.894.181.580.5100.088.980.0x90.7
Hauraki District88.588.688.484.4x100.0xx90.4
Waikato District76.877.276.469.256.0100.0xn86.1
Matamata-Piako District87.487.787.178.055.696.2100.0x89.1
Hamilton City90.591.290.080.290.095.989.382.494.0
Waipa District93.294.391.981.484.695.8100.0100.095.1
Otorohanga District85.597.078.082.9xxxn86.8
South Waikato District84.385.183.681.885.0100.0xx83.6
Waitomo District87.590.584.383.983.3xnn92.6
Taupo District89.591.587.680.681.893.887.5n94.4
Western Bay of Plenty District90.792.489.186.094.1100.0xx91.3
Tauranga City90.990.990.881.978.996.891.781.194.0
Rotorua District90.591.090.186.690.496.3100.083.394.1
Whakatane District85.888.983.078.383.383.3100.0100.096.1
Kawerau District82.586.577.881.8nnnn91.3
Opotiki District71.575.569.068.9xxnn92.3
Gisborne District89.390.188.685.682.1xxx95.3
Wairoa District79.581.377.578.1xxnn92.9
Hastings District92.993.792.286.589.7100.0100.094.796.2
Napier City92.994.291.484.891.796.490.9100.096.3
Central Hawke's Bay District89.491.788.185.7xxnn89.2
New Plymouth District92.392.991.783.391.4100.0100.072.793.2
Stratford District92.396.685.591.5n100.0xn92.2
South Taranaki District88.092.984.475.680.0100.0xx93.6
Ruapehu District81.886.277.880.7100.0xnn90.9
Wanganui District89.188.989.382.685.0100.066.7x93.7
Rangitikei District90.392.285.780.8100.0xnx95.9
Manawatu District95.994.797.095.0100.090.0nx96.9
Palmerston North City89.491.887.381.983.990.293.8x92.4
Tararua District91.991.992.088.7nxnn93.0
Horowhenua District87.789.186.185.873.394.4nx90.4
Kapiti Coast District96.196.995.393.8100.0100.094.1x96.7
Porirua City87.888.087.785.686.3100.050.0x90.1
Upper Hutt City92.487.494.684.995.097.8100.0x92.9
Lower Hutt City90.091.788.179.887.2100.065.785.792.8
Wellington City96.596.896.295.192.996.895.684.497.3
Masterton District93.394.492.184.394.7100.0xx95.2
Carterton District83.3xxnnnnn83.3
South Wairarapa District89.690.488.984.6xnxx89.2
Tasman District88.690.786.771.266.763.6xx91.9
Nelson City92.993.991.880.982.894.2100.0x95.4
Marlborough District93.496.290.483.792.994.1100.0x95.5
Kaikoura District91.987.595.291.7nnnn89.3
Buller District90.597.681.886.7xxnn91.4
Grey District92.091.492.590.3100.0x100.0n91.0
Westland District90.388.991.478.9nnnx92.2
Hurunui District91.788.095.760.0xxnn94.6
Waimakariri District92.092.691.483.3100.078.6xx92.6
Christchurch City90.091.988.273.685.392.188.586.492.5
Selwyn District96.196.695.694.885.781.3100.0x97.2
Ashburton District92.194.290.279.579.289.5xx94.9
Timaru District95.796.994.492.280.084.6100.0x96.6
Mackenzie District93.888.996.7xnxnn95.1
Waimate District95.296.094.1xnxxn94.6
Waitaki District92.295.689.481.593.3100.0xx93.2
Central Otago District94.897.892.692.6n100.0xx94.8
Queenstown-Lakes District96.497.894.991.7100.088.2xx97.0
Dunedin City94.496.193.087.790.598.892.9100.095.1
Clutha District92.495.190.075.0xxxn94.6
Southland District91.092.489.892.3100.0xnn90.5
Gore District92.593.890.980.8xxxx93.7
Invercargill City89.692.486.883.282.192.385.7x90.7
Correspondence School68.269.865.455.973.683.891.950.071.9
Not Applicable88.391.385.861.360.0100.0xx92.3
New Zealand Total90.491.689.480.187.995.892.585.793.2