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 2013)
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
No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 7,361 63.2 8,399 67.3 9,131 69.8 8,782 70.8 9,481 70.4
Pasifika 4,336 73.6 5,041 76.5 5,186 78.6 5,101 79.3 5,547 81.7
Asian 5,072 89.3 5,465 91.8 5,651 91.6 5,672 92.8 5,962 93.5
MELAA 831 79.9 877 83.0 1,032 86.9 1,022 86.5 1,049 87.9
Other 404 69.7 366 77.7 438 78.5 428 83.6 503 84.7
European/Pākehā 32,868 85.4 34,441 87.6 35,115 88.5 33,787 89.2 34,761 88.9
Female 24,113 82.9 25,487 85.7 26,273 86.6 25,791 86.9 26,866 86.8
Male 23,468 78.5 25,460 80.8 26,543 82.3 25,674 83.5 26,773 83.7
All Leavers 47,581 80.7 50,947 83.2 52,816 84.4 51,465 85.2 53,639 85.2

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by school quintile (2013)
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) 73.8 76.7 71.0 65.3 79.3 89.7 71.4 79.2 79.2
Quintile 2 81.6 83.2 80.2 72.5 81.9 90.8 84.3 87.4 85.2
Quintile 3 85.9 88.0 84.0 73.9 84.5 91.8 84.9 84.9 88.6
Quintile 4 90.4 92.2 88.8 79.8 85.9 92.9 89.5 82.1 92.0
Quintile 5 (High SES) 95.7 97.0 94.5 86.7 91.5 96.8 94.6 93.2 96.3

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA level 1 or above by education region (2013)
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 83.2 85.0 81.4 72.4 85.9 82.4 88.2 94.6 91.4
Auckland 88.1 90.0 86.3 70.4 82.3 94.2 89.3 87.8 92.7
Waikato 84.1 86.2 82.3 70.8 74.7 93.5 81.9 86.8 90.2
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 83.7 86.2 81.4 71.3 78.7 94.9 100.0 80.4 90.5
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 86.7 89.6 84.0 75.2 82.1 89.9 89.5 92.3 89.8
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 85.4 86.4 84.4 76.3 82.4 91.1 90.0 66.7 90.9
Wellington 89.2 90.7 87.7 78.0 85.5 95.8 84.4 85.7 92.1
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 86.3 87.0 85.7 76.0 74.1 83.7 94.7 90.0 88.2
Canterbury 87.0 89.7 84.4 68.8 82.5 92.4 88.0 86.8 89.0
Otago Southland 89.0 89.9 88.2 75.8 85.4 87.7 89.3 78.9 90.6
Not Applicable 58.5 60.9 55.1 46.0 59.4 80.0 78.9 60.5 62.7
New Zealand Total 85.2 86.8 83.7 70.4 81.7 93.5 87.9 84.7 88.9

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by regional council (2013)
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 84.3 80.5 72.3 85.0 82.4 88.2 92.3 90.2
Auckland Region 88.1 90.0 86.2 70.2 82.3 94.2 89.2 85.4 92.6
Waikato Region 83.4 85.1 81.9 70.3 73.3 92.7 81.9 88.9 89.4
Bay of Plenty Region 84.9 86.8 83.1 73.1 82.3 95.9 100.0 80.0 91.1
Gisborne Region 80.4 80.8 79.8 74.8 73.9 100.0 x x 87.5
Hawkes Bay Region 86.8 88.0 85.6 77.2 84.0 89.4 87.5 62.5 91.4
Taranaki Region 87.9 90.2 85.5 75.8 86.7 91.3 83.3 100.0 91.4
Manawatu Wanganui Region 84.1 88.7 80.0 72.4 78.6 89.2 89.7 90.5 87.9
Wellington Region 89.5 90.8 88.2 78.6 85.9 95.8 84.9 84.7 92.0
Marlborough Region 87.1 89.2 85.0 78.7 83.3 81.8 x x 89.1
Nelson Region 87.3 85.9 88.7 74.3 72.0 84.2 100.0 80.0 89.4
Tasman Region 84.3 86.0 83.1 76.9 60.0 71.4 x x 85.4
West Coast Region 86.1 85.7 86.4 76.7 80.0 100.0 100.0 x 87.7
Canterbury Region 86.8 89.5 84.2 68.7 82.3 92.4 88.0 86.8 88.8
Otago Region 90.5 90.8 90.2 78.6 83.6 88.8 87.5 75.0 91.9
Southland Region 85.5 87.7 83.6 72.1 90.0 83.3 x x 87.5
Correspondence School 58.5 61.1 54.6 45.7 61.0 81.9 80.0 68.8 62.9
Not Applicable 87.7 86.9 88.3 63.6 16.7 x x x 91.0
New Zealand Total 85.2 86.8 83.7 70.4 81.7 93.5 87.9 84.7 88.9

Table 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2013)
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 81.0 82.8 79.1 75.4 88.9 78.9 71.4 86.7 91.0
Whangarei District 83.3 85.3 81.5 67.2 82.4 86.7 100.0 95.5 90.5
Kaipara District 83.2 84.8 81.4 78.4 80.0 x x x 86.4
Auckland
- Rodney 87.5 90.3 84.7 76.1 83.3 100.0 100.0 87.5 89.9
- Hibiscus and Bays 93.0 94.6 91.4 72.5 84.6 95.0 93.9 100.0 93.9
- Upper Harbour 94.8 97.4 92.4 82.1 90.9 96.1 93.3 85.7 95.5
- Kaipatiki 85.2 87.7 83.3 73.1 77.1 86.5 84.8 85.7 91.4
- Devonport-Takapuna 97.2 97.5 96.8 95.6 93.2 97.3 98.6 85.7 97.3
- Henderson-Massey 85.6 87.5 83.6 72.1 81.3 93.7 82.0 71.4 89.8
- Waitakere Ranges 90.9 100.0 80.0 100.0 x x x x x
- Waiheke 83.1 94.1 71.0 64.3 x x x x 86.3
- Waitemata 94.4 95.2 93.4 90.0 96.2 91.1 77.8 100.0 96.6
- Whau 86.7 87.2 86.3 70.2 86.7 94.2 83.3 100.0 88.4
- Albert-Eden 93.1 95.5 90.0 78.0 83.0 94.7 100.0 81.3 96.1
- Puketapapa 89.7 90.8 88.6 77.8 85.6 94.4 81.0 71.4 88.1
- Orakei 93.3 93.8 93.0 87.7 88.9 94.1 92.0 93.3 95.0
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 79.3 80.5 78.5 68.1 79.6 88.1 84.6 70.0 81.7
- Howick 94.5 95.6 93.6 85.9 85.9 96.6 91.5 92.6 95.0
- Mangere-Otahuhu 82.1 84.6 79.7 65.0 81.7 90.8 80.0 100.0 90.7
- Otara-Papatoetoe 79.6 82.8 77.2 64.5 79.6 87.5 90.0 x 80.3
- Manurewa 73.5 76.1 70.9 59.3 74.7 96.9 91.7 87.5 83.4
- Papakura 76.5 77.8 75.3 55.6 69.2 92.3 86.7 71.4 83.8
- Franklin 82.7 86.9 78.8 55.4 86.4 100.0 87.5 71.4 89.1
- Unknown 7.7 16.7 0.0 x x x x x 9.1
Thames-Coromandel District 84.3 86.9 82.4 69.2 x 100.0 x x 90.8
Hauraki District 85.6 90.1 81.7 75.3 44.4 87.5 x x 90.8
Waikato District 77.8 80.2 75.8 69.8 73.9 84.6 x 96.9 85.4
Matamata-Piako District 83.4 89.1 79.0 62.4 x 100.0 100.0 x 86.8
Hamilton City 84.2 84.4 84.1 71.3 75.0 92.5 78.8 87.0 89.9
Waipa District 91.4 93.2 89.4 73.7 x 100.0 83.3 85.7 94.6
Otorohanga District 80.3 86.7 76.1 73.1 x x x x 86.0
South Waikato District 73.2 72.8 73.4 69.0 78.9 x x x 77.6
Waitomo District 76.3 84.7 67.3 72.2 60.0 x x x 86.8
Taupo District 78.6 78.9 78.3 66.9 61.5 90.0 x 70.0 87.3
Western Bay of Plenty District 85.2 87.7 83.1 74.2 81.3 96.3 x x 88.1
Tauranga City 88.7 89.7 87.8 70.7 85.0 92.1 100.0 73.7 92.8
Rotorua District 82.8 86.3 79.5 75.8 80.7 97.9 100.0 93.8 88.1
Whakatane District 81.4 83.6 79.3 72.6 80.0 100.0 100.0 75.0 91.1
Kawerau District 64.6 63.5 65.9 63.6 x x x x 75.0
Opotiki District 76.4 80.6 72.6 74.0 x x x x 91.3
Gisborne District 80.4 80.8 79.8 74.8 73.9 100.0 x x 87.5
Wairoa District 81.9 87.8 77.4 78.8 x x x x 100.0
Hastings District 87.1 86.9 87.3 74.7 84.9 90.5 87.5 63.6 91.9
Napier City 87.1 90.1 83.8 79.0 84.6 85.0 85.7 x 90.9
Central Hawke's Bay District 85.2 80.6 88.0 80.8 60.0 x x x 89.5
New Plymouth District 89.9 93.6 86.2 81.1 88.0 94.7 81.8 100.0 92.3
Stratford District 74.2 73.2 75.9 39.4 x x x x 82.4
South Taranaki District 87.4 87.7 87.2 76.5 80.0 85.7 x x 93.6
Ruapehu District 76.8 81.2 72.6 73.4 x x x x 85.7
Wanganui District 85.7 89.7 82.2 77.0 91.3 100.0 x x 88.5
Rangitikei District 84.1 85.5 81.5 74.1 88.9 x x x 88.2
Manawatu District 87.7 90.8 84.6 81.6 84.6 77.8 x x 88.0
Palmerston North City 82.8 89.3 77.9 64.9 74.6 88.6 91.3 92.3 86.5
Tararua District 86.1 90.2 81.9 75.4 x x x x 91.7
Horowhenua District 83.8 87.3 80.7 73.0 77.8 93.8 x x 89.9
Kapiti Coast District 92.2 92.2 92.2 83.6 81.5 95.2 x x 92.9
Porirua City 79.0 82.6 75.8 69.6 79.2 92.3 66.7 x 85.7
Upper Hutt City 89.0 87.0 90.3 77.8 85.4 100.0 94.1 x 89.9
Lower Hutt City 84.2 87.9 79.2 72.0 87.2 91.3 93.5 100.0 86.8
Wellington City 94.3 95.6 93.0 88.7 93.1 97.0 80.0 81.6 95.4
Masterton District 88.2 87.2 89.1 74.5 80.0 100.0 x x 92.5
Carterton District x x x x x x x x x
South Wairarapa District 86.5 87.5 85.5 85.3 66.7 x x x 86.4
Tasman District 84.3 86.0 83.1 76.9 60.0 71.4 x x 85.4
Nelson City 87.3 85.9 88.7 74.3 72.0 84.2 100.0 80.0 89.4
Marlborough District 87.1 89.2 85.0 78.7 83.3 81.8 x x 89.1
Kaikoura District 74.5 79.2 70.4 68.4 x x x x 82.1
Buller District 82.7 82.4 83.1 63.2 x x x x 85.2
Grey District 86.7 86.5 87.0 82.1 x x x x 88.1
Westland District 89.7 88.6 90.9 84.6 x x x x 90.0
Hurunui District 92.3 94.4 91.2 88.9 x x x x 92.9
Waimakariri District 87.7 91.6 83.9 81.7 100.0 87.5 85.7 42.9 89.2
Christchurch City 85.7 87.9 83.7 63.8 81.5 93.3 88.3 89.8 88.1
Selwyn District 93.6 96.6 90.6 90.4 x 75.0 100.0 x 94.1
Ashburton District 84.6 91.0 78.7 75.0 85.0 80.0 87.5 x 85.4
Timaru District 89.1 93.6 84.5 78.6 80.0 92.9 60.0 100.0 90.3
Mackenzie District 94.4 94.1 94.7 x x x x x 93.1
Waimate District 88.9 82.1 94.3 x x x x x 91.1
Waitaki District 87.6 87.6 87.6 75.0 91.7 78.9 x x 88.2
Central Otago District 90.9 88.5 92.6 66.7 x x x x 92.6
Queenstown-Lakes District 90.7 92.2 89.4 85.7 x 80.0 71.4 x 93.4
Dunedin City 90.9 91.0 90.8 79.7 83.6 92.9 100.0 66.7 92.1
Clutha District 91.6 94.3 89.2 80.0 x 100.0 x x 93.8
Southland District 83.5 88.9 79.1 69.2 x 88.9 x x 84.8
Gore District 88.3 88.5 88.0 66.7 x x x x 90.6
Invercargill City 85.5 87.2 84.0 73.6 92.6 78.9 x x 87.4
Correspondence School 58.5 61.1 54.6 45.7 61.0 81.9 80.0 68.8 62.9
Not Applicable 87.7 86.9 88.3 63.6 16.7 x x x 91.0
New Zealand Total 85.2 86.8 83.7 70.4 81.7 93.5 87.9 84.7 88.9

Table 6: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by electorae (2013)

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 91.8 94.6 83.0 83.3 95.8 89.5 76.5 100.0 93.8
Bay of Plenty 49.3 65.1 25.0 45.5 x x x x 54.2
Botany 90.7 92.7 88.6 75.0 81.4 96.5 95.2 87.5 94.1
Christchurch Central 80.9 80.5 81.2 62.4 81.9 92.9 75.0 84.6 82.6
Christchurch East 75.9 80.6 72.7 47.6 71.8 72.0 85.7 80.0 85.7
Clutha-Southland 88.7 90.5 87.1 75.6 66.7 88.2 77.8 x 90.8
Coromandel 85.8 88.6 83.6 71.8 58.8 92.0 85.7 x 91.2
Dunedin North 92.2 93.3 91.1 82.4 81.3 93.0 100.0 66.7 93.3
Dunedin South 88.4 84.9 91.2 75.8 87.0 93.3 100.0 x 89.6
East Coast 79.4 80.6 78.1 72.9 74.3 100.0 100.0 81.8 89.2
East Coast Bays 94.9 97.2 92.8 82.9 92.6 96.5 93.9 87.5 95.4
Epsom 97.1 98.4 95.5 96.1 96.4 95.8 100.0 100.0 98.2
Hamilton East 89.0 88.3 89.3 73.5 80.5 96.0 84.7 83.3 94.1
Hamilton West 77.2 81.4 70.0 70.6 71.2 84.8 61.9 90.9 82.4
Helensville 85.2 87.0 83.8 74.3 75.0 100.0 x x 87.0
Hunua 84.4 88.7 80.4 58.5 87.8 96.3 90.9 81.8 88.9
Hutt South 87.7 91.6 82.0 72.5 88.8 94.2 93.8 100.0 90.3
Ilam 95.4 96.8 93.4 87.5 97.2 97.3 96.2 91.3 95.3
Invercargill 85.3 87.6 83.3 72.0 89.3 75.0 x x 87.5
Kaikoura 86.9 89.3 84.6 78.5 80.0 81.8 100.0 x 89.2
Kelston 90.5 90.0 91.0 84.1 88.1 94.9 83.7 100.0 93.7
Mana 82.1 84.3 80.1 71.5 79.2 90.9 66.7 71.4 89.7
Mangere 82.2 82.4 82.0 73.1 84.0 85.2 71.4 x 76.0
Manukau East 80.9 84.5 77.5 58.5 78.9 89.1 92.3 88.9 89.7
Manurewa 74.3 75.0 73.5 62.4 77.4 95.9 80.0 80.0 80.0
Maungakiekie 79.8 83.1 77.4 68.7 77.1 89.0 84.6 72.7 83.7
Mt Albert 88.3 90.5 86.4 74.8 78.3 90.3 93.9 62.5 93.1
Mt Roskill 89.4 91.6 87.3 79.3 85.1 94.6 81.6 66.7 84.2
Napier 86.6 89.6 83.2 78.8 83.3 85.7 85.7 x 91.2
Nelson 86.1 85.6 86.5 74.8 67.9 83.3 88.9 85.7 87.8
New Lynn 82.8 84.4 81.5 54.3 79.2 93.2 80.6 x 84.7
New Plymouth 90.5 93.6 87.4 81.4 91.7 97.3 81.8 100.0 93.0
North Shore 97.2 97.5 96.8 95.6 93.2 97.3 98.6 85.7 97.3
Northcote 86.8 88.1 85.8 73.7 77.1 88.9 87.5 85.7 93.4
Northland 82.1 83.4 80.7 75.0 86.5 76.2 75.0 87.5 91.1
Ohariu 93.4 95.4 91.9 84.8 90.3 96.9 100.0 87.5 94.3
Otaki 89.0 90.5 87.7 79.4 80.0 96.9 x 100.0 92.1
Pakuranga 94.6 95.0 94.4 86.0 83.2 96.8 86.5 93.8 96.2
Palmerston North 85.9 89.4 83.0 72.2 76.6 88.6 91.3 92.3 88.5
Papakura 78.0 80.0 76.1 58.4 72.0 95.4 93.1 80.0 85.8
Port Hills 87.7 85.5 89.6 68.9 86.7 100.0 x x 89.9
Rangitata 87.8 93.3 82.4 78.3 83.3 87.5 90.9 100.0 88.6
Rangitikei 84.9 87.7 81.6 76.3 80.0 78.6 x x 88.7
Rimutaka 85.1 83.6 86.2 75.2 85.3 92.3 93.8 x 86.9
Rodney 91.4 93.7 89.3 72.0 81.3 92.1 93.5 92.9 93.1
Rongotai 95.6 94.7 96.0 94.3 95.2 96.0 78.6 88.2 97.6
Rotorua 83.1 86.8 79.5 76.0 81.2 98.5 100.0 94.4 87.6
Selwyn 93.7 96.7 90.6 90.9 x 75.0 100.0 x 94.3
Tamaki 89.2 84.6 91.7 75.2 86.0 91.6 91.7 92.9 93.7
Taranaki-King Country 81.3 87.2 76.1 70.5 58.3 x x 80.0 87.6
Taupo 84.8 85.8 83.8 70.4 77.5 96.8 91.7 78.6 91.4
Tauranga 90.6 91.3 90.0 74.7 85.0 92.1 100.0 73.7 93.8
Te Atatu 83.7 85.9 81.7 70.2 77.3 91.4 79.4 70.0 89.1
Tukituki 87.5 87.4 87.7 76.0 85.7 90.5 87.5 63.6 92.1
Upper Harbour 87.3 90.2 84.1 75.6 89.7 94.7 82.4 x 88.5
Waikato 79.7 83.0 77.1 65.6 70.0 92.0 100.0 100.0 86.5
Waimakariri 87.7 91.6 83.9 81.7 100.0 87.5 85.7 42.9 89.2
Wairarapa 86.7 86.9 86.6 76.2 71.4 100.0 x x 91.1
Waitaki 89.6 89.5 89.7 76.3 94.1 80.0 x 100.0 90.9
Wellington Central 94.1 96.9 83.0 86.4 91.1 98.9 72.7 75.0 94.3
West Coast-Tasman 86.8 87.7 86.0 76.8 85.7 87.5 100.0 x 88.5
Whanganui 84.4 86.6 82.2 72.4 88.5 89.5 x x 88.6
Whangarei 84.3 86.6 82.1 68.2 84.8 86.7 100.0 100.0 91.6
Wigram 84.9 87.3 83.0 72.5 77.4 90.6 100.0 100.0 86.2
Not Applicable 57.4 60.5 53.0 44.1 54.9 79.3 78.9 60.5 62.1
New Zealand Total         85.2 86.8 83.7 70.4 81.7 93.5 87.9 84.7 88.9

Table 7: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by ethnic group and gender
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
No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 8,153 70.0 9,216 73.9 9,933 76.0 9,349 75.4 9,810 72.9
Pasifika 4,606 78.2 5,327 80.8 5,443 82.5 5,328 82.9 5,682 83.7
Asian 5,138 90.4 5,526 92.9 5,723 92.8 5,735 93.8 6,020 94.4
MELAA 863 83.0 914 86.5 1,062 89.4 1,048 88.7 1,063 89.1
Other 424 73.1 385 81.7 454 81.4 439 85.7 513 86.4
European/Pākehā 33,982 88.3 35,517 90.3 36,139 91.1 34,619 91.4 35,260 90.2
Female 25,076 86.2 26,439 88.9 27,164 89.6 26,516 89.4 27,293 88.2
Male 24,581 82.3 26,605 84.4 27,633 85.6 26,535 86.3 27,286 85.3
All Leavers 49,657 84.2 53,044 86.6 54,797 87.6 53,051 87.8 54,579 86.7

Table 8: Percentage of school leavers with NCEALevel 1 literacy and numeracy by school quintile (2013)
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 78.4 73.1 67.5 81.4 91.5 71.4 79.2 81.0
Quintile 2 83.7 85.1 82.4 74.9 84.4 92.4 86.1 88.3 87.0
Quintile 3 87.7 89.9 85.6 77.1 86.9 92.5 86.8 88.9 90.2
Quintile 4 91.5 93.1 90.1 81.3 87.1 93.8 89.8 83.6 93.1
Quintile 5 (High SES) 96.4 97.4 95.4 89.1 92.6 97.2 95.7 94.0 97.0
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.


Table 9: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by education region (2013)
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 85.0 87.0 83.0 74.4 87.1 82.4 88.2 94.6 93.2
Auckland 89.7 91.3 88.1 73.7 84.4 95.0 90.7 88.2 93.9
Waikato 85.5 87.7 83.6 72.9 77.1 95.1 81.9 89.5 91.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 84.9 87.3 82.6 73.1 80.9 94.9 100.0 80.4 91.5
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 88.3 90.8 86.0 77.7 83.6 90.6 89.5 92.3 91.3
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 86.6 87.2 85.9 77.9 83.0 91.1 90.0 66.7 92.0
Wellington 90.5 91.9 89.2 80.5 87.6 96.3 85.9 90.5 93.1
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 87.5 88.0 87.0 77.2 74.1 86.0 94.7 90.0 89.3
Canterbury 88.3 90.9 85.9 72.2 83.2 93.2 89.6 92.6 90.2
Otago Southland 90.5 91.4 89.7 77.8 86.4 90.4 89.3 78.9 92.0
Not Applicable 61.0 63.5 57.6 48.6 61.5 83.6 81.6 63.2 65.0
New Zealand Total 86.7 88.2 85.3 72.9 83.7 94.4 89.1 86.4 90.2

Table 10: Percentage of school leavers wtih NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by regional council (2013)
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 84.2 86.1 82.2 74.1 86.3 82.4 88.2 92.3 92.0
Auckland Region 89.6 91.3 87.9 73.6 84.5 95.0 90.6 85.9 93.8
Waikato Region 84.8 86.6 83.2 72.5 75.9 94.2 81.9 90.0 90.5
Bay of Plenty Region 86.0 87.8 84.3 74.7 83.9 95.9 100.0 80.0 92.0
Gisborne Region 81.8 82.5 81.1 76.9 73.9 100.0 x x 88.2
Hawkes Bay Region 87.9 88.6 87.2 78.5 84.7 89.4 87.5 62.5 92.6
Taranaki Region 89.1 91.1 87.0 77.6 86.7 91.3 83.3 100.0 92.5
Manawatu Wanganui Region 85.9 90.1 82.1 75.2 80.0 90.8 89.7 90.5 89.5
Wellington Region 90.7 91.9 89.5 81.1 88.0 96.2 86.5 89.8 93.0
Marlborough Region 87.7 89.6 85.8 79.8 83.3 90.9 x x 89.3
Nelson Region 88.3 86.7 90.0 76.1 72.0 84.2 100.0 80.0 90.3
Tasman Region 86.0 87.3 85.0 76.9 60.0 71.4 x x 87.2
West Coast Region 86.9 86.8 87.0 76.7 80.0 100.0 100.0 x 88.6
Canterbury Region 88.1 90.8 85.7 72.1 82.9 93.2 89.6 92.6 90.1
Otago Region 91.7 92.1 91.5 80.2 84.9 91.4 87.5 75.0 93.1
Southland Region 87.5 89.6 85.6 74.6 90.0 86.7 x x 89.5
Correspondence School 61.3 63.8 57.4 48.5 63.2 85.7 82.9 71.9 65.6
Not Applicable 87.7 86.9 88.3 63.6 16.7 x x x 91.0
New Zealand Total 86.7 88.2 85.3 72.9 83.7 94.4 89.1 86.4 90.2

Table 11: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2013)
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 82.8 84.6 81.0 77.4 88.9 78.9 71.4 86.7 92.8
Whangarei District 85.1 87.4 82.9 69.0 85.3 86.7 100.0 95.5 92.2
Kaipara District 84.7 85.9 83.5 78.4 80.0 x x x 88.8
Auckland
- Rodney 88.9 92.5 85.2 78.4 83.3 100.0 100.0 87.5 91.0
- Hibiscus and Bays 93.9 95.2 92.6 76.8 84.6 96.7 97.0 100.0 94.4
- Upper Harbour 95.8 97.6 94.1 85.7 90.9 96.5 95.0 85.7 96.3
- Kaipatiki 87.2 89.3 85.6 79.8 80.0 87.4 84.8 85.7 92.0
- Devonport-Takapuna 97.7 98.2 97.1 98.9 93.2 97.8 98.6 85.7 97.8
- Henderson-Massey 87.2 89.3 85.0 74.2 83.3 93.7 82.0 71.4 92.0
- Waitakere Ranges 90.9 100.0 80.0 100.0 x x x x x
- Waiheke 83.1 94.1 71.0 64.3 x x x x 86.3
- Waitemata 95.2 96.2 94.0 92.9 96.6 91.1 81.5 100.0 97.3
- Whau 88.6 89.3 88.0 72.3 89.3 94.5 86.7 100.0 90.3
- Albert-Eden 94.0 96.2 91.3 80.2 84.9 95.6 100.0 81.3 96.7
- Puketapapa 91.9 93.1 90.7 81.5 89.5 96.3 81.0 85.7 89.7
- Orakei 94.8 95.4 94.3 91.8 91.4 94.1 92.0 93.3 96.6
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 81.7 82.1 81.4 71.7 81.6 90.8 84.6 70.0 82.4
- Howick 95.3 96.2 94.4 88.5 87.5 96.6 93.9 92.6 96.1
- Mangere-Otahuhu 84.1 85.8 82.4 68.9 83.5 95.0 80.0 100.0 92.1
- Otara-Papatoetoe 83.3 85.0 82.0 70.6 83.1 90.3 100.0 x 84.2
- Manurewa 75.1 78.0 72.3 62.2 76.0 96.9 91.7 87.5 84.4
- Papakura 79.1 80.5 77.8 59.9 72.1 93.4 93.3 71.4 86.6
- Franklin 84.9 88.9 81.3 58.7 87.5 100.0 87.5 71.4 91.6
- Unknown 7.7 16.7 0.0 x x x x x 9.1
Thames-Coromandel District 84.7 86.9 83.1 70.5 x 100.0 x x 90.8
Hauraki District 86.8 90.7 83.4 77.8 55.6 87.5 x x 91.2
Waikato District 80.3 83.0 78.1 72.4 78.3 84.6 x 96.9 88.7
Matamata-Piako District 84.1 89.1 80.2 63.5 x 100.0 100.0 x 87.7
Hamilton City 85.7 86.3 85.1 73.1 77.0 94.4 78.8 91.3 91.1
Waipa District 91.9 93.5 90.3 76.3 x 100.0 83.3 85.7 94.9
Otorohanga District 81.6 86.7 78.3 76.9 x x x x 86.0
South Waikato District 74.1 75.0 73.4 69.7 78.9 x x x 79.6
Waitomo District 82.5 89.8 74.5 78.5 80.0 x x x 89.5
Taupo District 80.0 79.9 80.2 68.7 61.5 90.0 x 70.0 88.6
Western Bay of Plenty District 86.4 88.9 84.2 76.3 87.5 96.3 x x 89.0
Tauranga City 89.6 90.6 88.7 72.2 85.0 92.1 100.0 73.7 93.7
Rotorua District 84.9 88.2 81.8 78.6 84.2 97.9 100.0 93.8 90.0
Whakatane District 82.1 84.3 80.0 73.9 80.0 100.0 100.0 75.0 91.1
Kawerau District 65.6 65.4 65.9 64.8 x x x x 75.0
Opotiki District 76.4 80.6 72.6 74.0 x x x x 91.3
Gisborne District 81.8 82.5 81.1 76.9 73.9 100.0 x x 88.2
Wairoa District 84.0 90.2 79.2 81.3 x x x x 100.0
Hastings District 87.8 87.5 88.1 75.6 86.0 90.5 87.5 63.6 92.6
Napier City 88.6 90.8 86.3 80.4 84.6 85.0 85.7 x 92.7
Central Hawke's Bay District 86.4 80.6 90.0 82.2 60.0 x x x 90.7
New Plymouth District 90.9 94.2 87.6 82.5 88.0 94.7 81.8 100.0 93.4
Stratford District 76.1 76.3 75.9 42.4 x x x x 84.0
South Taranaki District 89.2 88.6 89.7 78.8 80.0 85.7 x x 94.9
Ruapehu District 78.9 82.6 75.3 76.6 x x x x 87.8
Wanganui District 87.5 91.5 83.9 78.9 91.3 100.0 x x 90.5
Rangitikei District 86.0 88.2 81.5 77.6 88.9 x x x 90.2
Manawatu District 89.2 91.3 87.0 84.2 84.6 77.8 x x 89.1
Palmerston North City 84.7 90.2 80.4 67.7 77.6 89.9 91.3 92.3 88.1
Tararua District 88.5 93.9 83.1 80.3 x x x x 93.5
Horowhenua District 85.5 88.4 82.8 75.4 77.8 100.0 x x 91.1
Kapiti Coast District 92.9 92.6 93.1 84.4 85.2 95.2 x x 93.8
Porirua City 81.3 85.3 77.9 72.8 82.5 92.3 66.7 x 87.0
Upper Hutt City 90.5 87.7 92.2 81.3 89.6 100.0 94.1 x 91.3
Lower Hutt City 85.7 88.9 81.3 74.2 87.7 91.3 93.5 100.0 88.5
Wellington City 95.0 96.2 93.8 89.0 94.2 97.6 83.1 86.8 96.0
Masterton District 90.4 90.6 90.3 80.9 86.7 100.0 x x 93.0
Carterton District x x x x x x x x x
South Wairarapa District 90.1 91.1 89.1 91.2 83.3 x x x 88.9
Tasman District 86.0 87.3 85.0 76.9 60.0 71.4 x x 87.2
Nelson City 88.3 86.7 90.0 76.1 72.0 84.2 100.0 80.0 90.3
Marlborough District 87.7 89.6 85.8 79.8 83.3 90.9 x x 89.3
Kaikoura District 80.4 87.5 74.1 73.7 x x x x 87.2
Buller District 85.5 86.3 84.7 63.2 x x x x 88.6
Grey District 86.7 86.5 87.0 82.1 x x x x 88.1
Westland District 89.7 88.6 90.9 84.6 x x x x 90.0
Hurunui District 94.2 94.4 94.1 88.9 x x x x 95.2
Waimakariri District 89.4 93.0 85.9 81.7 100.0 87.5 85.7 57.1 90.8
Christchurch City 87.1 89.2 85.2 67.5 82.3 93.8 90.4 95.9 89.4
Selwyn District 94.0 96.6 91.3 90.4 x 83.3 100.0 x 94.3
Ashburton District 86.3 91.6 81.5 77.8 85.0 80.0 87.5 x 87.1
Timaru District 90.7 95.2 86.0 85.7 80.0 100.0 60.0 100.0 91.5
Mackenzie District 94.4 94.1 94.7 x x x x x 93.1
Waimate District 88.9 82.1 94.3 x x x x x 91.1
Waitaki District 89.1 90.0 88.2 75.0 91.7 84.2 x x 89.6
Central Otago District 91.4 88.5 93.5 66.7 x x x x 93.3
Queenstown-Lakes District 91.7 93.8 90.0 89.3 x 85.0 71.4 x 94.2
Dunedin City 92.3 92.1 92.4 81.0 85.5 94.3 100.0 66.7 93.4
Clutha District 92.1 95.5 89.2 83.3 x 100.0 x x 93.8
Southland District 84.0 88.9 79.8 71.8 x 88.9 x x 85.4
Gore District 92.3 92.7 92.0 72.2 x x x x 94.5
Invercargill City 87.3 89.0 85.8 75.7 92.6 84.2 x x 89.4
Correspondence School 61.3 63.8 57.4 48.5 63.2 85.7 82.9 71.9 65.6
Not Applicable 87.7 86.9 88.3 63.6 16.7 x x x 91.0
New Zealand Total 86.7 88.2 85.3 72.9 83.7 94.4 89.1 86.4 90.2