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 2014)
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
No % No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 7,353 63.2 8,426 67.2 9,141 69.7 8,761 71.4 9,390 71.0 9,394 73.7
Pasifika 4,333 73.6 5,039 76.4 5,185 78.5 5,109 79.5 5,519 82.2 5,466 83.2
Asian 5,059 89.3 5,470 91.8 5,651 91.6 5,673 92.8 5,959 93.5 6,040 94.6
MELAA 826 79.9 884 82.9 1,022 86.7 1,026 86.5 1,047 88.1 1,075 89.1
Other 375 72.0 331 78.1 383 78.6 367 83.2 440 85.8 384 85.3
European/Pākehā 32,780 85.6 34,484 87.6 35,127 88.5 33,774 89.6 34,698 89.1 33,934 90.2
Female 24,044 83.1 25,540 85.7 26,267 86.6 25,757 87.4 26,734 87.2 26,271 88.3
Male 23,431 78.6 25,484 80.7 26,559 82.2 25,683 83.7 26,733 83.9 26,434 85.7
All Leavers 47,475 80.8 51,024 83.1 52,826 84.3 51,440 85.5 53,467 85.5 52,705 87.0

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by school quintile (2014)
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 Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Quintile 1 (Low SES) 75.8 78.1 73.7 68.6 80.8 87.7 77.6 82.9 77.8
Quintile 2  83.3 84.9 82.0 75.6 82.2 92.6 85.0 86.0 85.9
Quintile 3 88.0 90.0 86.0 77.7 87.7 93.4 88.5 88.4 89.9
Quintile 4 92.2 93.8 90.7 82.6 86.5 94.8 91.5 87.9 93.6
Quintile 5 (High SES) 96.2 96.9 95.5 89.7 94.1 97.3 94.1 90.2 96.7

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA level 1 or above by education area (2014)
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 homeschool, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
Education Region All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau 82.5 84.2 80.8 72.1 81.4 89.7 87.5 100.0 89.9
Auckland 89.7 91.2 88.2 74.7 83.9 95.2 90.2 89.3 93.2
Waikato 84.9 85.8 84.0 73.1 74.0 93.3 87.6 90.9 89.4
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 85.7 87.0 84.4 75.4 81.3 98.1 96.7 80.0 91.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 88.5 92.2 85.3 80.5 81.4 92.0 95.3 78.3 91.1
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 87.5 89.2 85.8 79.9 80.9 88.0 93.3 90.3 92.5
Wellington 90.5 91.7 89.3 79.3 88.7 96.2 83.1 83.0 92.9
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 88.6 90.1 87.4 81.3 82.9 87.1 90.0 87.5 90.1
Canterbury 88.1 89.9 86.3 72.1 79.0 94.3 90.2 84.2 89.7
Otago Southland 90.2 92.0 88.5 80.5 85.3 92.3 92.3 84.2 91.6
Not Applicable 62.0 63.7 59.4 47.1 62.0 81.9 68.8 54.5 68.1
New Zealand Total 87.0 88.3 85.7 73.7 83.2 94.6 89.1 85.3 90.2

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by regional council (2014)
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 Council All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Northland Region 82.4 84.2 80.8 72.1 81.4 89.7 87.5 100.0 89.8
Auckland Region 89.7 91.3 88.2 74.8 83.9 95.2 90.2 89.3 93.2
Waikato Region 84.7 85.5 84.0 72.5 74.7 93.2 88.0 88.0 89.5
Bay of Plenty Region 86.0 87.3 84.6 75.8 80.0 98.0 96.4 81.5 91.0
Gisborne Region 84.2 84.9 83.4 80.2 76.7 100.0 x 80.0 90.9
Hawkes Bay Region 88.6 90.7 86.5 79.7 82.1 85.7 92.3 92.3 92.8
Taranaki Region 87.7 91.1 84.6 76.6 83.3 93.8 91.7 100.0 90.5
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 87.5 91.4 84.2 79.7 81.7 90.8 100.0 72.2 90.5
Wellington Region 91.4 92.3 90.5 81.3 89.0 96.5 82.5 83.0 93.6
Marlborough Region 89.4 93.8 85.4 85.4 75.0 93.3 x 100.0 91.2
Nelson Region 88.1 87.5 88.6 76.7 92.9 85.7 x x 89.7
Tasman Region 88.9 92.3 86.5 80.7 87.5 80.0 100.0 n 89.7
West Coast Region 88.3 88.8 87.8 81.8 x 85.7 77.8 n 90.3
Canterbury Region 88.1 89.9 86.4 72.5 79.0 94.3 90.2 84.2 89.7
Otago Region 90.8 92.6 89.2 84.7 91.8 93.2 86.7 75.0 91.8
Southland Region 89.0 91.0 87.2 75.6 75.6 89.2 100.0 100.0 91.2
Correspondence School 60.0 61.8 57.2 46.7 62.5 80.9 69.0 55.0 65.7
Not Applicable 85.2 87.4 82.3 58.3 54.5 x x x 90.8
New Zealand Total         87.0 88.3 85.7 73.7 83.2 94.6 89.1 85.3 90.2

Table 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2014)
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.
Territorial Local Authority All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Far North District 78.8 78.5 79.2 69.7 84.6 83.3 100.0 100.0 91.6
Whangarei District 84.6 88.1 81.4 73.5 80.8 92.5 88.9 100.0 89.0
Kaipara District 84.4 85.1 83.7 77.8 71.4 83.3 x x 90.3
Auckland
- Rodney 89.4 93.3 85.7 82.1 83.3 94.4 x x 90.4
- Hibiscus and Bays 92.9 94.5 91.4 72.1 68.8 97.9 87.9 100.0 93.9
- Upper Harbour 95.6 96.0 95.1 94.3 92.0 97.3 87.0 100.0 95.4
- Kaipatiki 90.7 94.8 87.5 80.7 84.6 95.3 100.0 100.0 92.1
- Devonport-Takapuna 97.4 97.7 97.0 94.7 94.4 97.4 97.3 77.8 98.1
- Henderson-Massey 89.4 90.7 88.2 81.7 88.5 94.6 86.9 94.1 90.4
- Waitakere Ranges 91.7 x 88.9 100.0 x n n n x
- Waiheke 92.2 97.4 87.2 88.9 x x x n 90.8
- Waitemata 93.5 94.6 92.2 88.2 94.7 90.7 92.6 88.9 95.7
- Whau 87.9 89.3 86.5 67.8 86.9 97.0 85.0 87.5 88.5
- Albert-Eden 93.0 94.4 91.4 82.0 82.5 96.9 83.1 84.6 95.6
- Puketapapa 92.6 94.3 91.2 82.1 85.5 97.7 88.9 92.3 92.5
- Orakei 94.8 96.0 93.8 91.5 88.0 92.8 92.0 100.0 96.5
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 76.9 79.7 74.7 60.6 79.9 80.8 78.6 x 81.9
- Howick 95.8 96.7 95.0 86.5 90.7 96.5 98.0 91.3 96.7
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 84.1 86.2 81.7 71.6 81.7 89.8 100.0 71.4 93.5
- Otara-Papatoetoe 82.1 82.8 81.6 68.4 82.3 88.6 72.7 x 80.8
- Manurewa 76.0 76.9 75.2 64.3 77.2 95.1 84.0 87.5 83.3
- Papakura 82.0 86.6 77.8 66.5 75.3 90.5 94.1 50.0 89.1
- Franklin 86.8 88.1 85.9 70.9 86.7 97.9 80.0 100.0 89.5
- Unknown 84.2 86.0 82.9 72.3 100.0 83.3 x n 88.6
Thames-Coromandel District 82.4 88.7 76.0 68.9 20.0 100.0 n x 87.1
Hauraki District 76.2 72.9 79.0 66.5 72.7 90.0 x x 85.4
Waikato District 83.2 84.4 82.0 68.4 42.9 81.3 100.0 x 87.1
Matamata-Piako District 85.7 85.6 85.8 72.2 74.5 94.1 85.3 92.3 90.1
Hamilton City 90.4 92.4 88.5 75.4 81.8 91.7 90.0 x 93.4
Waipa District 95.5 96.3 95.0 100.0 x x x n 90.6
Otorohanga District 77.8 79.4 76.5 72.7 77.8 90.9 x x 82.1
South Waikato District 87.6 89.7 86.0 84.2 x x x n 96.7
Waitomo District 81.7 83.5 80.0 70.8 90.9 100.0 x x 89.1
Taupo District 80.1 85.5 75.1 68.4 73.3 100.0 x x 81.5
Western Bay of Plenty District 88.1 89.3 86.9 73.9 80.4 97.0 85.7 78.9 91.4
Tauranga City 88.7 89.1 88.1 82.5 83.3 98.0 100.0 x 93.1
Rotorua District 82.1 83.9 80.6 71.6 x 100.0 100.0 x 95.1
Whakatane District 74.2 70.7 80.0 70.7 x x n n 83.3
Kawerau District 75.0 69.7 80.6 71.3 x x n n 92.6
Opotiki District 84.2 84.9 83.4 80.2 76.7 100.0 x 80.0 90.9
Gisborne District 78.6 78.7 78.4 77.0 x x n n 100.0
Wairoa District 89.4 91.1 87.8 80.3 79.2 92.6 100.0 88.9 93.6
Hastings District 88.4 91.5 84.9 79.5 90.0 82.4 85.7 100.0 91.2
Napier City 90.5 89.1 91.8 81.8 x x n n 96.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 89.4 92.8 86.3 79.3 83.3 92.3 89.5 100.0 91.7
New Plymouth District 77.8 85.2 70.8 57.7 x x x n 81.7
Stratford District 85.5 86.8 84.2 75.6 80.0 100.0 x n 90.1
South Taranaki District 84.1 84.6 83.8 83.1 x x n n 85.1
Ruapehu District 87.2 92.3 82.9 79.1 88.9 88.2 x x 89.7
Wanganui District 91.0 90.8 91.4 94.0 x x n x 93.1
Rangitikei District 90.0 94.9 85.6 91.7 x 83.3 x x 89.9
Manawatu District 90.1 93.8 87.1 81.7 80.0 91.9 100.0 84.6 92.8
Palmerston North City 86.4 93.4 79.0 77.5 x 83.3 x n 90.9
Tararua District 77.9 79.9 76.3 64.7 82.4 88.9 x n 83.1
Horowhenua District 92.1 95.1 89.4 85.4 87.5 95.0 100.0 100.0 92.9
Kapiti Coast District 80.7 84.1 77.3 73.8 84.8 88.0 25.0 x 83.8
Porirua City 92.7 86.7 95.6 86.8 95.2 100.0 91.7 x 93.5
Upper Hutt City 88.7 91.0 85.5 78.6 87.1 93.4 80.0 100.0 91.9
Lower Hutt City 94.4 95.1 93.7 84.2 92.7 98.6 88.7 74.2 95.5
Wellington City 92.2 92.1 92.4 80.0 87.5 94.1 x x 94.1
Masterton District 100.0 x x n n n n n 100.0
Carterton District 90.3 94.7 84.8 90.0 100.0 x x x 92.5
South Wairarapa District 88.9 92.3 86.5 80.7 87.5 80.0 100.0 n 89.7
Tasman District 88.1 87.5 88.6 76.7 92.9 85.7 x x 89.7
Nelson City 89.4 93.8 85.4 85.4 75.0 93.3 x 100.0 91.2
Marlborough District 90.2 85.0 95.2 85.0 n x n n 92.0
Kaikoura District 87.1 90.0 84.3 81.8 n x 80.0 n 89.4
Buller District 89.3 90.8 88.0 83.3 x x x n 90.6
Grey District 87.5 82.4 93.3 80.0 n x n n 90.6
Westland District 85.1 86.4 84.0 77.8 100.0 x n x 89.7
Hurunui District 87.5 88.5 86.3 81.0 72.7 x x x 88.6
Waimakariri District 87.4 89.6 85.5 69.5 78.2 94.8 88.7 86.0 89.3
Christchurch City 95.5 97.0 94.4 96.9 x 93.8 x 100.0 95.4
Selwyn District 87.6 90.4 84.7 70.4 82.4 94.1 100.0 x 88.6
Ashburton District 89.1 90.0 88.3 71.7 78.6 88.9 100.0 x 90.3
Timaru District 100.0 100.0 100.0 x x x n n 100.0
Mackenzie District 75.5 80.0 71.4 60.0 n x n n 75.0
Waimate District 87.5 91.0 84.2 78.3 100.0 90.0 x n 88.1
Waitaki District 90.2 91.1 89.2 88.9 x x x n 90.6
Central Otago District 94.6 95.9 93.5 90.9 x 100.0 x x 95.2
Queenstown-Lakes District 90.0 91.6 88.4 83.7 87.5 91.5 80.0 77.8 91.1
Dunedin City 96.4 98.0 94.7 88.5 x 100.0 n n 97.6
Clutha District 87.5 89.0 86.4 85.0 x 81.3 x x 88.9
Southland District 91.0 96.4 86.2 80.0 x x x x 92.0
Gore District 89.0 90.3 87.7 72.6 78.8 94.7 100.0 x 91.6
Invercargill City 60.0 61.8 57.2 46.7 62.5 80.9 69.0 55.0 65.7
Correspondence School 85.2 87.4 82.3 58.3 54.5 x x x 90.8
Not Applicable 8.8 5.3 13.3 n x x x x 9.7
New Zealand Total 87.0 88.3 85.7 73.7 83.2 94.6 89.1 85.3 90.2

Table 6: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by electorate (2014)

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 homeschool, 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 91.6 94.0 84.4 85.9 95.7 86.2 88.9 87.5 92.6
Bay of Plenty 54.4 62.2 45.2 51.7 x x n x 59.0
Botany 92.1 92.6 91.5 76.1 84.7 97.6 97.9 100.0 95.1
Christchurch Central 82.6 80.4 84.3 69.5 78.1 90.8 73.3 84.6 84.3
Christchurch East 74.5 82.6 69.6 53.8 61.9 95.2 85.7 x 81.2
Clutha-Southland 93.2 96.8 90.1 87.7 85.7 94.1 100.0 x 94.0
Coromandel 83.3 88.3 78.9 71.6 58.8 91.3 100.0 x 87.0
Dunedin North 92.2 94.8 89.2 87.5 88.0 91.8 75.0 x 93.3
Dunedin South 86.7 84.8 88.0 78.7 86.7 90.5 x 100.0 88.0
East Coast 82.4 82.8 81.9 76.0 76.5 100.0 100.0 87.5 92.7
East Coast Bays 95.8 96.4 95.2 91.0 86.2 97.5 86.7 100.0 96.0
Epsom 96.5 96.7 96.3 96.3 96.9 97.5 93.3 100.0 96.1
Hamilton East 89.9 88.7 90.8 73.6 82.8 96.7 86.8 90.0 93.5
Hamilton West 78.9 82.7 71.4 71.1 62.9 88.5 81.8 x 83.6
Helensville 86.0 87.7 84.5 72.0 60.0 100.0 n x 89.7
Hunua 87.9 89.4 86.7 72.2 86.2 92.7 90.9 100.0 90.5
Hutt South 91.7 93.0 89.6 82.6 86.9 96.0 88.9 100.0 93.9
Ilam 95.9 97.3 93.9 85.4 93.8 97.3 94.4 80.0 96.2
Invercargill 88.4 89.6 87.3 73.2 77.1 95.7 100.0 x 91.0
Kaikoura 89.6 92.8 86.6 84.7 81.0 88.2 x 87.5 91.7
Kelston 91.5 91.6 91.5 83.2 90.2 97.4 83.9 100.0 92.4
Mana 83.2 85.6 80.8 73.9 84.2 87.5 36.4 x 89.2
Mangere 82.0 81.7 82.2 76.3 81.8 90.6 100.0 60.0 60.0
Manukau East 84.3 86.8 81.9 67.1 82.2 88.8 76.9 100.0 93.4
Manurewa 78.3 77.6 79.0 67.9 81.5 94.3 85.7 80.0 83.8
Maungakiekie 78.2 83.1 74.4 60.5 79.8 79.7 76.9 x 85.2
Mt Albert 89.2 92.2 86.5 77.6 77.4 94.9 80.0 66.7 96.6
Mt Roskill 90.9 92.8 89.4 80.6 83.6 97.8 93.1 87.5 87.5
Napier 87.5 90.4 84.2 79.4 87.5 80.0 85.7 100.0 91.4
Nelson 88.4 88.4 88.3 75.0 90.0 84.4 100.0 x 89.9
New Lynn 87.4 90.3 85.0 53.6 76.6 97.0 85.0 85.7 88.8
New Plymouth 90.2 93.9 86.8 80.3 87.5 92.3 94.4 100.0 92.9
North Shore 97.4 97.7 97.0 94.7 94.4 97.4 97.3 77.8 98.1
Northcote 91.7 95.2 88.9 82.7 85.9 96.8 100.0 100.0 92.7
Northland 81.0 81.5 80.5 70.6 81.6 85.0 85.7 100.0 93.1
Ohariu 93.4 95.3 92.0 76.2 92.3 98.3 93.3 87.5 94.9
Otaki 85.8 88.0 84.0 73.3 82.2 95.7 100.0 x 88.9
Pakuranga 96.0 96.8 95.2 86.0 89.7 96.8 97.7 85.7 97.4
Palmerston North 93.0 93.8 92.3 90.7 90.2 91.7 100.0 80.0 93.9
Papakura 81.8 85.7 78.5 68.2 73.3 93.0 92.6 77.8 88.8
Port Hills 91.3 91.4 91.1 82.1 85.7 93.8 100.0 x 91.5
Rangitata 88.5 90.0 87.2 68.8 80.6 91.2 100.0 x 89.9
Rangitikei 89.8 92.3 87.4 88.2 82.4 92.9 x 66.7 91.2
Rimutaka 88.8 85.9 90.6 79.9 90.5 93.6 78.9 100.0 91.6
Rodney 90.8 93.5 88.2 74.2 85.0 94.3 90.3 100.0 91.6
Rongotai 95.8 96.1 95.7 93.9 93.4 97.9 88.6 61.5 97.3
Rotorua 87.6 88.0 87.2 80.3 81.3 98.5 100.0 x 92.2
Selwyn 95.2 97.1 93.8 94.3 x 94.1 x 100.0 95.2
Tamaki 90.1 87.5 91.7 78.0 82.1 93.2 92.3 100.0 95.1
Taranaki-King Country 84.5 87.3 82.2 77.3 63.6 100.0 80.0 x 87.4
Taupo 87.0 87.8 86.3 74.3 82.5 91.4 100.0 85.7 92.9
Tauranga 90.0 91.2 88.7 75.9 82.2 98.4 85.7 83.3 93.0
Te Atatu 88.4 89.6 87.3 83.9 87.6 94.5 86.0 100.0 88.8
Tukituki 89.7 91.4 88.2 80.1 79.2 92.6 100.0 88.9 94.1
Upper Harbour 90.3 93.1 88.0 76.4 89.4 91.9 88.9 85.7 92.5
Waikato 80.0 79.4 80.5 66.5 61.5 87.0 100.0 x 86.6
Waimakariri 87.8 89.3 86.3 81.0 72.7 x x x 89.1
Wairarapa 90.4 92.4 88.1 79.8 92.3 85.7 60.0 x 93.5
Waitaki 90.0 92.0 88.1 82.3 100.0 95.2 x x 90.8
Wellington Central 94.9 96.1 89.8 87.3 97.4 100.0 90.0 80.0 94.5
West Coast-Tasman 90.1 92.0 88.4 84.8 80.0 88.9 90.0 n 91.5
Whanganui 86.0 91.3 81.5 76.7 87.5 92.0 100.0 x 88.8
Whangarei 85.7 89.0 82.7 75.3 80.8 92.5 88.9 100.0 89.4
Wigram 89.3 90.6 88.4 75.9 86.8 94.2 100.0 90.9 90.3
Not Applicable 58.2 60.9 54.3 44.9 55.3 78.7 61.1 44.4 63.9
New Zealand Total 87.0 88.3 85.7 73.7 83.2 94.6 89.1 85.3 90.2

Table 7: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by ethnic group and gender (2009-2014)
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
No % No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 8,136 70.0 9,248 73.7 9,941 75.8 9,316 75.9 9,721 73.5 9,742 76.4
Pasifika 4,602 78.2 5,328 80.8 5,440 82.4 5,335 83.0 5,651 84.1 5,632 85.7
Asian 5,124 90.4 5,531 92.8 5,725 92.8 5,737 93.8 6,014 94.4 6,089 95.4
MELAA 858 83.0 921 86.4 1,052 89.2 1,052 88.7 1,061 89.3 1,089 90.2
Other 390 74.9 347 81.8 397 81.5 377 85.5 445 86.7 391 86.9
European/Pākehā 33,882 88.5 35,558 90.3 36,153 91.1 34,579 91.7 35,191 90.4 34,452 91.5
Female 24,992 86.3 26,494 88.9 27,157 89.5 26,453 89.8 27,157 88.5 26,676 89.7
Male 24,540 82.3 26,633 84.4 27,647 85.6 26,535 86.5 27,246 85.5 27,019 87.6
All Leavers 49,532 84.3 53,127 86.6 54,804 87.5 52,988 88.1 54,403 87.0 53,695 88.6

Table 8: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by school quintile (2014)
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 Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Quintile 1 (Low SES) 78.4 80.4 76.4 71.4 83.5 90.0 77.6 82.9 80.0
Quintile 2  85.7 87.1 84.4 78.8 85.8 93.9 86.4 86.0 87.7
Quintile 3 89.8 91.5 88.1 80.4 89.6 94.1 90.8 90.5 91.6
Quintile 4 93.5 94.6 92.5 85.2 88.0 95.4 92.7 88.8 94.9
Quintile 5 (High SES) 96.9 97.3 96.5 92.1 94.8 97.8 94.3 93.2 97.3


Table 9: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by education area (2014)
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 homeschool, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
Education Region All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau 84.5 86.1 83.0 74.9 83.1 91.4 93.8 100.0 91.4
Auckland 91.3 92.6 90.1 78.1 86.7 96.0 91.4 90.5 94.4
Waikato 86.5 87.5 85.7 76.1 78.3 94.2 87.6 90.9 90.5
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 87.2 88.2 86.2 77.4 81.3 98.7 96.7 86.7 92.4
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 89.9 93.4 86.8 82.7 82.2 92.0 95.3 78.3 92.5
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 89.1 89.9 88.3 81.9 83.1 88.0 93.3 90.3 93.8
Wellington 91.9 92.7 91.2 82.3 89.5 96.6 84.6 84.9 94.2
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 90.2 91.7 88.9 84.0 85.4 88.6 90.0 87.5 91.6
Canterbury 89.6 91.0 88.3 75.0 81.5 95.2 92.0 86.0 91.1
Otago Southland 91.8 93.2 90.4 83.8 87.3 92.9 92.3 89.5 92.9
Not Applicable 64.3 65.9 61.8 49.2 65.6 81.9 71.9 54.5 70.7
New Zealand Total 88.6 89.7 87.6 76.4 85.7 95.4 90.2 86.9 91.5

Table 10: Percentage of school leavers wtih NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by regional council (2014)
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 Council All students Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Northland Region 84.5 86.1 82.9 74.9 83.1 91.4 93.8 100.0 91.4
Auckland Region 91.4 92.7 90.1 78.2 86.7 96.0 91.4 90.5 94.5
Waikato Region 86.4 87.3 85.6 75.7 78.7 94.1 88.0 92.0 90.6
Bay of Plenty Region 87.3 88.2 86.5 77.6 80.0 98.7 96.4 85.2 92.3
Gisborne Region 86.3 85.8 87.0 82.2 83.3 100.0 x 80.0 92.8
Hawkes Bay Region 90.0 91.3 88.7 81.7 83.0 85.7 92.3 92.3 94.0
Taranaki Region 90.0 92.9 87.4 80.1 83.3 93.8 91.7 100.0 92.8
Manawatu Wanganui Region 88.9 92.6 85.6 82.2 83.2 90.8 100.0 72.2 91.6
Wellington Region 92.6 93.1 92.1 83.6 89.7 96.8 84.1 84.9 94.7
Marlborough Region 91.1 94.6 87.9 87.6 81.3 93.3 x 100.0 92.6
Nelson Region 89.6 89.1 90.1 78.9 92.9 88.1 x x 91.4
Tasman Region 90.5 94.7 87.5 84.2 87.5 80.0 100.0 n 91.1
West Coast Region 89.2 89.4 89.0 84.1 x 85.7 77.8 n 91.0
Canterbury Region 89.6 91.1 88.3 75.4 81.5 95.2 92.0 86.0 91.1
Otago Region 92.0 93.1 91.0 86.9 91.8 94.1 86.7 83.3 92.9
Southland Region 91.3 93.3 89.5 80.1 80.5 89.2 100.0 100.0 93.1
Correspondence School 62.4 64.1 59.7 48.9 66.4 80.9 72.4 55.0 68.4
Not Applicable 86.3 88.8 83.2 58.3 54.5 x x x 92.3
New Zealand Total 88.6 89.7 87.6 76.4 85.7 95.4 90.2 86.9 91.5

Table 11: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2014)
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.
Territorial Local Authority All students Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Far North District 81.5 80.8 82.2 73.0 88.5 91.7 100.0 100.0 93.6
Whangarei District 86.4 90.0 83.1 76.1 80.8 92.5 100.0 100.0 90.5
Kaipara District 85.3 86.0 84.6 78.9 71.4 83.3 x x 91.0
Auckland
- Rodney 92.3 94.4 90.5 85.1 88.9 94.4 x x 93.8
- Hibiscus and Bays 93.6 95.1 92.3 73.8 68.8 97.9 87.9 100.0 94.7
- Upper Harbour 96.5 96.6 96.5 96.2 92.0 97.7 88.4 100.0 96.7
- Kaipatiki 93.0 95.6 90.9 85.5 87.7 95.3 100.0 100.0 94.5
- Devonport-Takapuna 97.9 98.0 97.7 97.4 95.8 97.9 98.6 88.9 98.2
- Henderson-Massey 91.2 93.0 89.7 83.6 90.0 95.5 88.5 94.1 92.6
- Waitakere Ranges 91.7 x 88.9 100.0 x n n n x
- Waiheke 92.2 97.4 87.2 88.9 x x x n 90.8
- Waitemata 94.7 95.2 94.0 91.5 96.3 91.2 92.6 88.9 96.4
- Whau 89.9 91.7 88.2 73.0 89.8 97.0 85.0 87.5 90.2
- Albert-Eden 94.0 95.1 92.8 83.1 85.3 97.6 84.7 84.6 96.5
- Puketapapa 94.4 95.5 93.5 85.7 90.0 98.2 88.9 92.3 94.3
- Orakei 95.4 96.9 94.1 95.8 89.2 92.8 92.0 100.0 96.7
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 80.8 83.7 78.5 65.0 83.9 87.2 85.7 x 82.7
- Howick 96.9 97.4 96.4 89.2 92.7 97.1 100.0 95.7 97.8
- Mangere-Otahuhu 85.9 87.9 83.6 74.2 84.2 91.5 100.0 71.4 94.4
- Otara-Papatoetoe 85.3 85.9 84.8 72.6 85.4 92.0 72.7 x 82.8
- Manurewa 78.9 80.0 77.9 67.5 80.6 96.5 84.0 87.5 86.4
- Papakura 84.3 88.0 80.9 71.7 81.4 90.5 94.1 50.0 90.1
- Franklin 89.4 91.0 88.3 77.2 87.6 97.9 90.0 100.0 92.0
- Unknown 85.3 86.8 84.2 73.5 100.0 83.3 x n 89.6
Thames-Coromandel District 83.0 88.7 77.2 70.0 20.0 100.0 n x 87.5
Hauraki District 79.8 76.2 82.9 72.4 72.7 90.0 x x 87.3
Waikato District 85.0 85.4 84.6 72.4 71.4 81.3 100.0 x 88.3
Matamata-Piako District 87.5 87.5 87.4 75.6 78.5 95.2 85.3 92.3 91.2
Hamilton City 91.6 94.0 89.2 78.3 81.8 91.7 90.0 x 94.3
Waipa District 95.5 96.3 95.0 100.0 x x x n 90.6
Otorohanga District 78.8 80.2 77.7 74.1 80.0 90.9 x x 82.1
South Waikato District 89.9 92.3 88.0 86.0 x x x n 96.7
Waitomo District 84.3 87.1 81.5 74.3 90.9 100.0 x x 90.5
Taupo District 81.6 85.5 77.9 69.5 73.3 100.0 x x 83.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 89.7 90.2 89.3 76.8 80.4 98.5 85.7 84.2 92.9
Tauranga City 89.9 90.8 88.9 84.5 83.3 98.0 100.0 x 93.7
Rotorua District 83.5 84.8 82.4 73.0 x 100.0 100.0 x 96.4
Whakatane District 74.2 70.7 80.0 70.7 x x n n 83.3
Kawerau District 75.0 69.7 80.6 71.3 x x n n 92.6
Opotiki District 86.3 85.8 87.0 82.2 83.3 100.0 x 80.0 92.8
Gisborne District 78.6 78.7 78.4 77.0 x x n n 100.0
Wairoa District 90.5 92.3 88.9 83.2 79.2 92.6 100.0 88.9 94.0
Hastings District 90.4 91.5 89.1 80.7 93.3 82.4 85.7 100.0 93.5
Napier City 92.2 90.9 93.4 86.4 x x n n 96.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 91.3 94.2 88.8 82.2 83.3 92.3 89.5 100.0 93.6
New Plymouth District 85.7 91.8 80.0 73.1 x x x n 89.4
Stratford District 86.3 87.7 85.0 76.8 80.0 100.0 x n 90.7
South Taranaki District 84.1 84.6 83.8 83.1 x x n n 85.1
Ruapehu District 88.3 93.3 84.1 81.2 94.4 88.2 x x 90.6
Wanganui District 91.7 92.0 91.4 96.0 x x n x 94.1
Rangitikei District 91.3 96.3 86.9 93.3 x 83.3 x x 91.6
Manawatu District 90.7 94.4 87.7 82.9 80.0 91.9 100.0 84.6 93.5
Palmerston North City 90.3 95.3 85.0 87.3 x 83.3 x n 91.6
Tararua District 81.5 83.5 79.8 69.1 85.3 88.9 x n 86.7
Horowhenua District 93.0 95.1 91.0 86.2 87.5 95.0 100.0 100.0 93.7
Kapiti Coast District 82.3 85.3 79.3 75.6 85.7 88.0 25.0 x 86.7
Porirua City 94.0 88.8 96.6 87.7 95.2 100.0 91.7 x 95.1
Upper Hutt City 90.5 92.0 88.3 82.3 87.6 94.2 84.0 100.0 93.0
Lower Hutt City 95.1 95.5 94.7 86.4 93.5 98.9 88.7 77.4 96.2
Wellington City 93.8 93.3 94.3 82.2 87.5 94.1 x x 95.8
Masterton District 100.0 x x n n n n n 100.0
Carterton District 93.2 94.7 91.3 95.0 100.0 x x x 95.0
South Wairarapa District 90.5 94.7 87.5 84.2 87.5 80.0 100.0 n 91.1
Tasman District 89.6 89.1 90.1 78.9 92.9 88.1 x x 91.4
Nelson City 91.1 94.6 87.9 87.6 81.3 93.3 x 100.0 92.6
Marlborough District 95.1 95.0 95.2 90.0 n x n n 96.0
Kaikoura District 89.1 90.0 88.2 90.9 n x 80.0 n 90.6
Buller District 89.3 90.8 88.0 83.3 x x x n 90.6
Grey District 89.1 85.3 93.3 80.0 n x n n 92.5
Westland District 85.1 86.4 84.0 77.8 100.0 x n x 89.7
Hurunui District 89.1 89.1 89.1 84.8 72.7 x x x 89.9
Waimakariri District 88.9 90.7 87.3 71.5 80.8 95.5 90.7 88.4 90.8
Christchurch City 96.2 97.0 95.6 100.0 x 93.8 x 100.0 96.1
Selwyn District 90.2 92.4 88.0 81.5 88.2 100.0 100.0 x 90.6
Ashburton District 91.0 91.6 90.5 76.7 78.6 88.9 100.0 x 92.1
Timaru District 100.0 100.0 100.0 x x x n n 100.0
Mackenzie District 79.2 84.0 75.0 80.0 n x n n 77.3
Waimate District 88.6 91.0 86.3 78.3 100.0 90.0 x n 89.4
Waitaki District 90.7 92.2 89.2 88.9 x x x n 91.2
Central Otago District 95.4 95.9 94.9 90.9 x 100.0 x x 96.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 91.3 92.3 90.4 87.1 87.5 92.7 80.0 88.9 92.2
Dunedin City 97.4 98.0 96.8 88.5 x 100.0 n n 98.8
Clutha District 90.4 91.0 90.0 90.0 x 81.3 x x 92.1
Southland District 93.3 96.4 90.4 80.0 x x x x 94.5
Gore District 91.2 93.3 89.1 77.4 84.8 94.7 100.0 x 93.0
Invercargill City 62.4 64.1 59.7 48.9 66.4 80.9 72.4 55.0 68.4
Correspondence School 86.3 88.8 83.2 58.3 54.5 x x x 92.3
Not Applicable 8.8 5.3 13.3 n x x x x 9.7
New Zealand Total 88.6 89.7 87.6 76.4 85.7 95.4 90.2 86.9 91.5