School leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above

Table 1: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above by ethnic group and gender (2009 to 2014)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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.
Gender /
Ethnic Group
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
No % No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 5,307 45.6 6,202 49.5 6,880 52.5 6,796 55.4 7,378 55.8 7,478 58.6
Pasifika 3,320 56.4 3,964 60.1 4,204 63.7 4,215 65.6 4,583 68.2 4,726 71.9
Asian 4,694 82.8 5,068 85.0 5,287 85.7 5,321 87.0 5,611 88.1 5,727 89.7
MELAA 719 69.5 748 70.2 914 77.5 926 78.1 918 77.3 980 81.2
Other 320 61.4 270 63.7 339 69.6 321 72.8 385 75.0 340 75.6
European/Pākehā 27,862 72.8 29,694 75.4 30,816 77.6 30,093 79.8 30,856 79.2 30,493 81.0
Female 20,741 71.7 22,284 74.8 23,307 76.8 23,181 78.7 23,846 77.7 23,767 79.9
Male 18,908 63.4 20,799 65.9 22,081 68.3 21,764 70.9 22,866 71.8 22,962 74.5
All Leavers 39,649 67.5 43,083 70.2 45,388 72.4 44,945 74.7 46,712 74.7 46,729 77.1

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by school quintile (2014)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage
Quintile All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Quintile 01 62.3 65.6 59.2 52.9 68.5 80.6 73.5 60.0 64.4
Quintile 02 70.8 74.6 67.4 59.8 70.6 85.6 74.6 78.0 73.4
Quintile 03 77.1 81.3 73.1 62.5 76.3 87.6 80.6 77.9 79.7
Quintile 04 83.7 87.1 80.6 69.8 77.1 90.4 81.4 80.4 85.1
Quintile 05 91.5 93.3 89.7 79.3 86.5 93.8 89.7 83.3 92.1

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Education Area (2014)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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. 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 Area All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau 69.9 74.0 66.1 55.8 64.4 86.2 81.3 88.2 80.3
Auckland 81.6 84.6 78.7 60.4 73.1 90.5 82.7 81.5 86.0
Waikato 74.6 77.3 72.1 57.9 63.4 89.5 80.4 86.4 80.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 76.1 78.6 73.6 62.4 67.0 94.3 96.7 63.3 82.9
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 77.8 84.0 72.3 64.4 71.2 83.3 86.0 69.6 81.5
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 78.4 81.1 75.7 67.0 69.1 81.3 80.0 77.4 86.0
Wellington 81.7 84.4 79.2 65.2 76.4 91.7 79.2 75.5 85.2
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 76.9 80.4 73.8 64.7 73.2 80.0 80.0 75.0 79.2
Canterbury 77.8 81.9 74.0 53.6 65.1 88.5 77.7 71.9 80.1
Otago Southland 80.2 84.4 76.2 65.4 72.5 85.2 80.8 78.9 82.2
Not Applicable 43.3 44.3 41.9 28.8 49.1 72.2 53.1 36.4 48.4
New Zealand Total 77.1 79.9 74.5 58.6 71.9 89.7 81.2 75.6 81.0

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Regional Council (2014)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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. 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 Regional Council areas 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 69.9 73.9 66.1 55.8 64.4 86.2 81.3 88.2 80.3
Auckland Region 81.6 84.7 78.8 60.5 73.1 90.5 82.6 81.5 86.0
Waikato Region 74.5 77.0 72.0 57.8 63.1 89.6 81.0 84.0 80.4
Bay of Plenty Region 76.6 79.3 73.9 63.0 67.0 94.0 96.4 63.0 83.1
Gisborne Region 75.1 75.3 74.9 69.2 70.0 91.7 x 80.0 84.4
Hawkes Bay Region 79.5 83.1 75.9 65.6 68.9 79.4 76.9 76.9 86.3
Taranaki Region 73.9 81.1 67.3 57.9 70.8 81.3 79.2 80.0 77.7
Manawatu Wanganui Region 77.2 82.9 72.2 64.8 68.7 84.6 95.7 66.7 81.3
Wellington Region 83.3 85.2 81.3 66.9 77.2 91.9 78.6 75.5 86.7
Marlborough Region 81.0 87.1 75.3 78.7 75.0 86.7 x 85.7 82.6
Nelson Region 76.9 77.4 76.4 57.8 85.7 81.0 x x 79.2
Tasman Region 74.8 80.7 70.7 61.4 62.5 80.0 80.0 n 76.6
West Coast Region 75.0 79.4 70.7 61.4 x 71.4 66.7 n 78.3
Canterbury Region 77.8 81.8 74.0 53.6 65.1 88.3 77.7 71.9 80.1
Otago Region 81.3 84.7 78.1 71.6 75.4 85.6 73.3 75.0 82.8
Southland Region 78.1 84.0 72.8 58.2 68.3 83.8 90.9 85.7 81.0
Correspondence School 40.5 41.6 38.9 28.9 49.3 70.6 55.2 35.0 44.6
Not Applicable 75.8 77.6 73.5 25.0 45.5 100.0 33.3 50.0 84.5
Grand Total 77.1 79.9 74.5 58.6 71.9 89.7 81.2 75.6 81.0

Table 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Territorial Authority with Auckland by local board (2014)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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 Ukranian.
  4. x= for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  5. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one region and students with no regional information available.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Territorial Authority with Auckland Local Board All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European/ Pākehā
Far North District 67.4 72.1 62.8 58.9 86.1 68.4 71.4 80.0 80.3
Whangarei District 71.5 75.6 67.7 53.6 64.7 86.7 88.9 77.3 79.9
Kaipara District 67.9 71.7 63.9 59.5 50.0 x x x 76.0
Auckland
- Rodney 76.7 84.9 68.3 65.9 70.8 100.0 100.0 87.5 78.4
- Hibiscus and Bays 83.7 87.2 80.4 58.0 69.2 88.3 81.8 88.9 85.1
- Upper Harbour 89.4 94.3 84.8 76.8 81.8 93.4 81.7 85.7 89.7
- Kaipatiki 73.9 79.3 69.8 53.8 62.9 79.3 75.8 85.7 80.2
- Devonport-Takapuna 93.3 93.7 92.9 83.3 84.7 94.6 97.3 85.7 93.4
- Henderson-Massey 74.1 77.2 70.9 59.6 66.3 89.8 76.0 50.0 78.0
- Waitakere Ranges 81.8 83.3 80.0 100.0 x x x x x
- Waiheke 69.2 82.4 54.8 57.1 x x x x 70.6
- Waitemata 88.8 90.9 86.4 79.3 89.8 86.7 70.4 92.9 92.2
- Whau 74.8 76.1 73.7 53.2 72.9 88.7 61.7 77.8 76.6
- Albert-Eden 88.3 90.1 86.1 70.9 74.5 89.0 91.1 81.3 92.7
- Puketapapa 81.4 85.0 78.0 61.1 74.2 90.7 54.0 57.1 83.2
- Orakei 88.1 87.9 88.3 78.1 85.2 85.3 84.0 86.7 91.3
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 64.8 67.8 62.6 53.6 63.0 78.0 53.8 40.0 70.2
- Howick 87.7 90.4 85.2 71.8 74.0 92.6 84.1 85.2 87.8
- Mangere-Otahuhu 70.1 73.3 66.8 52.5 66.1 80.0 70.0 100.0 89.0
- Otara-Papatoetoe 66.6 70.6 63.5 45.7 66.2 79.5 80.0 x 63.2
- Manurewa 58.2 60.8 55.6 42.3 57.1 88.1 79.2 87.5 68.2
- Papakura 62.0 65.3 58.9 38.9 44.2 86.8 73.3 57.1 71.9
- Franklin 69.9 77.4 62.8 33.1 72.7 93.5 87.5 71.4 77.2
- Unknown 7.7 16.7 0.0 x x x x x 9.1
Thames-Coromandel District 73.9 76.6 71.8 53.8 x 71.4 x x 82.8
Hauraki District 75.5 80.8 70.9 65.4 44.4 87.5 x x 80.3
Waikato District 62.6 70.8 55.9 54.7 65.2 69.2 x 96.9 69.5
Matamata-Piako District 72.4 80.7 65.8 50.6 x 93.8 100.0 x 75.4
Hamilton City 72.6 74.9 70.6 54.1 54.7 87.3 68.8 73.9 80.3
Waipa District 78.6 82.2 74.7 59.3 x 77.8 75.0 85.7 81.9
Otorohanga District 73.7 80.0 69.6 65.4 x x x x 80.0
South Waikato District 60.4 61.8 59.3 55.5 64.9 x x x 67.3
Waitomo District 62.3 69.5 54.5 51.9 40.0 x x x 86.8
Taupo District 62.5 64.1 60.9 39.8 61.5 90.0 x 50.0 77.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 72.8 74.1 71.6 63.9 56.3 85.2 x x 76.3
Tauranga City 77.9 82.5 73.8 55.6 62.5 88.9 100.0 68.4 82.9
Rotorua District 71.3 75.3 67.6 60.7 68.4 93.8 88.9 93.8 79.9
Whakatane District 68.7 71.6 66.0 53.7 50.0 100.0 100.0 50.0 86.4
Kawerau District 45.8 44.2 47.7 44.3 x x x x 58.3
Opotiki District 61.4 67.2 56.2 60.5 x x x x 73.9
Gisborne District 70.1 72.4 67.5 63.3 65.2 84.6 x x 79.8
Wairoa District 60.6 68.3 54.7 56.3 x x x x 88.9
Hastings District 77.3 79.3 75.4 59.7 69.8 81.0 75.0 63.6 84.4
Napier City 76.4 82.3 69.8 64.9 61.5 70.0 71.4 x 81.9
Central Hawke's Bay District 73.5 72.6 74.0 68.5 20.0 x x x 80.2
New Plymouth District 76.9 83.8 69.7 67.7 72.0 94.7 72.7 87.5 79.0
Stratford District 57.4 61.9 50.0 24.2 x x x x 65.6
South Taranaki District 73.2 79.8 66.7 56.5 60.0 85.7 x x 80.3
Ruapehu District 65.5 71.0 60.3 63.8 x x x x 71.4
Wanganui District 76.3 81.5 71.7 61.8 87.0 90.9 x x 81.6
Rangitikei District 75.0 80.0 64.8 62.1 55.6 x x x 81.4
Manawatu District 77.5 79.2 75.7 76.3 76.9 77.8 x x 76.1
Palmerston North City 72.6 79.8 67.1 52.0 62.7 82.3 78.3 69.2 77.0
Tararua District 70.9 81.7 60.2 59.0 x x x x 77.8
Horowhenua District 70.1 78.6 62.5 54.0 59.3 93.8 x x 78.5
Kapiti Coast District 80.8 83.3 78.8 69.7 59.3 85.7 x x 83.0
Porirua City 65.1 68.2 62.4 53.8 63.9 76.9 44.4 x 76.6
Upper Hutt City 78.2 74.3 80.5 60.4 66.7 92.9 88.2 x 81.2
Lower Hutt City 72.6 78.5 64.6 53.0 74.9 84.9 74.2 88.9 77.4
Wellington City 88.0 90.3 85.7 76.0 84.9 93.0 75.4 63.2 89.9
Masterton District 78.0 77.4 78.7 57.3 73.3 100.0 x x 83.4
Carterton District x x x x x x x x x
South Wairarapa District 74.8 78.6 70.9 73.5 50.0 x x x 76.5
Tasman District 72.8 75.5 70.7 61.5 40.0 42.9 x x 74.9
Nelson City 78.0 77.7 78.4 54.9 60.0 78.9 87.5 80.0 81.2
Marlborough District 77.4 79.6 75.2 66.0 72.2 81.8 x x 79.9
Kaikoura District 68.6 79.2 59.3 57.9 x x x x 76.9
Buller District 70.9 76.5 66.1 52.6 x x x x 76.1
Grey District 65.4 69.8 60.9 57.1 x x x x 66.3
Westland District 70.6 80.0 60.6 76.9 x x x x 68.3
Hurunui District 78.8 77.8 79.4 88.9 x x x x 78.6
Waimakariri District 76.9 85.6 68.5 55.0 75.0 87.5 71.4 42.9 79.8
Christchurch City 75.7 79.1 72.5 48.2 64.9 87.7 81.9 77.6 78.5
Selwyn District 84.5 90.9 78.0 82.7 x 58.3 100.0 x 84.8
Ashburton District 69.5 82.5 57.3 55.6 70.0 70.0 50.0 x 71.1
Timaru District 76.0 81.5 70.3 57.1 60.0 78.6 40.0 80.0 77.8
Mackenzie District 83.3 82.4 84.2 x x x x x 82.8
Waimate District 74.6 75.0 74.3 x x x x x 75.0
Waitaki District 77.3 76.5 78.3 58.3 58.3 78.9 x x 78.9
Central Otago District 79.6 74.4 83.3 44.4 x x x x 82.8
Queenstown-Lakes District 83.0 85.3 81.3 75.0 x 80.0 14.3 x 86.8
Dunedin City 80.6 85.3 76.3 71.2 76.4 90.0 100.0 66.7 81.0
Clutha District 78.9 86.4 72.5 66.7 x 80.0 x x 80.6
Southland District 69.6 78.7 62.0 53.8 x 77.8 x x 70.7
Gore District 79.1 80.2 78.0 61.1 x x x x 81.8
Invercargill City 71.4 77.8 65.8 55.0 55.6 78.9 x x 74.5
Correspondence School 38.9 39.0 38.6 28.1 42.3 67.6 62.9 56.3 41.5
Not Applicable 78.5 81.8 75.8 42.4 16.7 x x x 84.1
Grand Total 74.2 77.2 71.4 55.1 67.6 87.9 76.9 74.7 78.9

Table 6: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Electorate (2014)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  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. Not Applicable includes the correspondence school, students attending homeschool, students whose school campus covers more than one electorate, 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 Electorate areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Electorate All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Male Female Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Paheka
Auckland Central 85.1 88.6 74.4 70.7 88.8 84.4 83.3 87.5 85.5
Bay of Plenty 35.3 43.2 25.8 34.5 x x n x 38.5
Botany 83.3 84.3 82.3 61.1 69.7 94.1 93.6 100.0 87.2
Christchurch Central 70.3 68.4 71.9 49.7 64.4 84.4 63.3 53.8 72.8
Christchurch East 60.9 71.8 54.4 34.6 54.0 81.0 85.7 x 68.8
Clutha-Southland 83.0 90.4 76.6 71.6 85.7 82.4 66.7 x 84.8
Coromandel 74.0 82.1 66.9 57.2 47.1 87.0 100.0 x 79.1
Dunedin North 85.0 88.8 80.5 75.0 76.0 86.9 75.0 x 86.6
Dunedin South 74.5 73.7 75.1 63.9 73.3 90.5 x 100.0 75.6
East Coast 72.5 73.3 71.7 65.1 67.6 90.9 100.0 87.5 84.5
East Coast Bays 90.4 92.2 88.7 79.1 75.9 94.0 82.7 100.0 90.6
Epsom 92.8 92.6 93.1 92.7 92.2 92.9 83.3 88.9 93.3
Hamilton East 82.6 82.9 82.5 61.2 75.9 94.5 77.4 80.0 86.7
Hamilton West 67.3 73.0 56.2 60.1 48.4 80.5 77.3 x 70.9
Helensville 71.3 76.9 66.2 52.0 40.0 88.9 n x 74.8
Hunua 74.1 79.4 70.1 52.6 69.9 85.5 77.3 80.0 77.1
Hutt South 83.5 86.2 79.5 70.1 71.0 92.0 83.3 85.7 87.7
Ilam 90.6 93.1 87.0 73.0 84.4 93.5 75.0 80.0 91.1
Invercargill 77.9 82.9 73.1 57.3 68.6 87.0 100.0 x 81.2
Kaikoura 79.6 84.5 74.9 72.9 76.2 76.5 x 75.0 82.3
Kelston 83.3 83.2 83.4 72.0 82.3 92.2 75.0 100.0 81.8
Mana 73.1 76.4 69.7 58.7 71.9 78.1 27.3 x 81.9
Mangere 71.7 74.3 69.9 60.2 71.2 83.0 100.0 40.0 52.0
Manukau East 74.6 79.1 70.2 52.9 71.6 80.1 69.2 100.0 88.3
Manurewa 62.9 62.6 63.3 49.3 66.2 82.8 78.6 80.0 72.4
Maungakiekie 65.2 71.9 60.1 43.7 64.8 69.6 69.2 x 74.5
Mt Albert 84.0 88.3 80.2 71.2 68.8 91.1 70.0 66.7 92.7
Mt Roskill 82.6 88.6 77.5 61.3 73.0 94.1 69.0 75.0 77.8
Napier 77.8 81.5 73.6 63.6 75.0 71.4 57.1 75.0 85.4
Nelson 77.0 79.3 75.1 56.3 80.0 80.0 85.7 x 79.1
New Lynn 78.4 83.3 74.2 39.3 68.1 92.3 70.0 71.4 78.4
New Plymouth 77.8 85.4 70.8 62.3 81.3 79.5 77.8 80.0 81.5
North Shore 93.5 94.7 92.3 84.2 88.9 95.6 95.9 77.8 93.4
Northcote 82.4 90.3 76.2 72.8 64.1 91.3 88.9 100.0 84.1
Northland 67.3 70.3 64.4 54.8 65.8 80.0 85.7 88.9 81.9
Ohariu 85.3 88.6 82.7 58.3 78.5 91.7 93.3 75.0 87.4
Otaki 71.4 76.9 66.7 59.0 66.7 91.3 100.0 x 73.9
Pakuranga 90.9 92.0 90.1 71.0 76.2 94.5 90.7 71.4 93.0
Palmerston North 84.5 87.3 81.9 76.7 76.5 84.5 92.3 70.0 86.7
Papakura 68.2 74.6 62.7 50.8 60.0 84.5 85.2 77.8 74.9
Port Hills 79.6 82.9 76.6 66.7 71.4 93.8 66.7 x 80.5
Rangitata 77.0 82.6 72.0 50.0 58.1 85.3 100.0 x 78.6
Rangitikei 78.4 81.1 75.7 69.1 76.5 78.6 x 66.7 82.4
Rimutaka 78.8 74.0 81.7 62.2 80.0 89.4 68.4 100.0 83.5
Rodney 82.0 89.9 74.4 51.5 70.0 91.4 87.1 87.5 83.1
Rongotai 90.8 91.3 90.6 80.8 84.7 97.2 85.7 61.5 93.4
Rotorua 77.6 79.7 75.3 66.7 68.8 93.9 100.0 x 84.4
Selwyn 87.0 92.2 82.8 68.6 x 88.2 x 100.0 87.6
Tamaki 86.4 83.7 88.1 69.0 78.0 90.3 84.6 90.0 93.0
Taranaki King Country 68.2 76.1 61.8 56.2 45.5 100.0 60.0 x 74.0
Taupo 76.8 78.8 74.9 58.9 68.3 91.4 100.0 85.7 84.1
Tauranga 81.7 83.9 79.4 62.3 68.9 96.9 85.7 61.1 85.6
Te Atatu 78.7 81.2 76.5 67.2 80.9 89.6 79.1 80.0 78.0
Tukituki 81.4 85.5 77.9 68.0 66.7 88.9 100.0 77.8 87.3
Upper Harbour 80.8 83.9 78.3 64.0 81.8 83.9 77.8 71.4 82.0
Waikato 66.8 68.2 65.5 49.2 46.2 78.3 100.0 x 74.6
Waimakariri 74.9 77.9 71.6 63.3 63.6 x x x 76.8
Wairarapa 80.0 84.6 74.8 69.3 61.5 78.6 60.0 x 83.5
Waitaki 79.2 82.4 76.3 69.4 64.3 85.7 x x 80.4
Wellington Central 90.2 92.7 79.6 76.1 94.9 94.3 90.0 60.0 90.4
West Coast-Tasman 74.9 79.0 71.4 64.6 40.0 77.8 80.0 n 77.7
Whanganui 75.4 81.6 70.0 60.7 79.2 88.0 100.0 x 79.3
Whangarei 75.0 80.4 70.0 59.3 65.4 90.0 77.8 87.5 81.3
Wigram 79.0 82.9 76.3 54.4 67.9 85.5 88.9 81.8 82.0
Not Applicable 43.3 44.3 41.9 28.8 49.1 72.2 53.1 36.4 48.4
New Zealand Total 77.1 79.9 74.5 58.6 71.9 89.7 81.2 75.6 81.0