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 65.4 67.2 63.7 54.8 61.5 75.0 100.0 100.0 80.8
Whangarei District 73.3 79.1 68.2 56.8 65.4 90.0 77.8 87.5 80.6
Kaipara District 68.3 72.8 63.5 55.6 71.4 83.3 x x 77.6
Auckland
 - Rodney 78.8 87.2 71.0 67.2 72.2 88.9 x x 79.8
 - Hibiscus and Bays 85.5 90.0 81.5 54.1 56.3 91.5 81.8 87.5 86.9
 - Upper Harbour 90.3 92.6 88.0 81.1 80.0 94.3 84.1 100.0 89.8
 - Kaipatiki 81.5 90.0 75.0 71.1 63.1 89.8 88.9 100.0 83.5
 - Devonport-Takapuna 93.5 94.7 92.3 84.2 88.9 95.6 95.9 77.8 93.4
 - Henderson-Massey 79.7 82.1 77.6 66.4 81.5 88.8 78.7 76.5 79.7
 - Waitakere Ranges 83.3 x 77.8 100.0 x n n n x
 - Waiheke 84.4 92.1 76.9 77.8 x x x n 83.1
 - Waitemata 88.0 90.0 85.5 76.5 87.0 88.1 88.9 88.9 90.7
 - Whau 78.8 80.9 76.8 54.6 78.8 92.4 76.7 75.0 76.9
 - Albert-Eden 88.6 89.7 87.3 77.0 75.8 92.2 71.2 76.9 92.4
 - Puketapapa 84.7 89.6 80.6 66.1 75.5 93.3 66.7 84.6 84.6
 - Orakei 91.4 93.5 89.7 81.7 84.3 90.1 84.0 90.0 94.3
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 65.7 69.8 62.4 46.9 68.3 70.5 71.4 x 70.9
 - Howick 90.1 91.5 88.7 73.6 78.0 93.6 91.2 82.6 90.8
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 75.4 78.7 71.6 60.6 71.7 83.9 100.0 71.4 88.8
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 69.7 72.4 67.8 49.5 69.8 78.9 63.6 x 71.7
 - Manurewa 60.7 62.8 58.8 46.6 62.2 83.8 80.0 87.5 68.4
 - Papakura 69.8 76.3 64.0 50.6 62.9 83.8 82.4 50.0 76.5
 - Franklin 72.0 77.0 68.4 50.4 68.6 89.4 70.0 75.0 76.1
 - Unknown 74.0 74.4 73.7 56.6 100.0 83.3 x n 80.1
Thames-Coromandel District 73.4 84.5 62.3 57.8 0.0 100.0 n x 78.5
Hauraki District 62.4 61.3 63.4 52.4 54.5 80.0 x x 70.2
Waikato District 71.6 76.4 67.1 44.9 28.6 75.0 100.0 x 78.7
Matamata-Piako District 76.9 77.9 75.8 60.5 64.4 90.0 77.3 84.6 81.4
Hamilton City 81.9 85.9 78.0 60.9 81.8 91.7 90.0 x 85.5
Waipa District 70.1 77.8 65.0 62.9 x x x n 78.1
Otorohanga District 63.0 66.4 60.2 53.1 64.4 90.9 x x 69.3
South Waikato District 71.9 79.5 66.0 66.7 x x x n 86.7
Waitomo District 71.1 72.2 70.0 57.3 63.6 100.0 x x 79.6
Taupo District 72.0 77.7 66.9 57.9 46.7 90.9 x x 74.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 79.4 81.5 77.3 60.1 67.4 95.5 85.7 57.9 83.7
Tauranga City 78.2 81.3 74.8 68.2 77.8 94.0 100.0 x 84.9
Rotorua District 71.8 73.9 70.0 60.4 x 87.5 100.0 x 85.3
Whakatane District 59.1 63.4 52.0 58.6 x x n n 58.3
Kawerau District 65.6 62.1 69.4 62.0 x x n n 85.2
Opotiki District 75.1 75.3 74.9 69.2 70.0 91.7 x 80.0 84.4
Gisborne District 55.1 55.3 54.9 50.6 x x n n 84.6
Wairoa District 80.8 84.8 77.2 67.4 66.7 88.9 100.0 77.8 86.7
Hastings District 80.4 84.4 75.9 67.6 76.7 73.5 57.1 75.0 85.4
Napier City 81.0 80.0 82.0 70.5 x x n n 89.6
Central Hawke's Bay District 76.2 84.3 69.0 60.6 72.2 79.5 73.7 80.0 79.4
New Plymouth District 57.9 67.2 49.2 30.8 x x x n 63.5
Stratford District 71.8 74.6 69.2 59.8 80.0 85.7 x n 77.8
South Taranaki District 64.4 53.8 71.3 57.3 x x n n 72.3
Ruapehu District 79.0 84.8 73.9 64.9 83.3 88.2 x x 82.5
Wanganui District 78.6 80.5 75.9 74.0 x x n x 81.4
Rangitikei District 81.7 89.0 75.2 81.7 x 50.0 x x 82.7
Manawatu District 81.7 87.7 76.8 68.1 69.2 84.9 92.9 76.9 85.7
Palmerston North City 72.3 86.8 57.0 67.6 x 83.3 x n 73.4
Tararua District 62.7 67.1 59.1 50.7 61.8 88.9 x n 67.6
Horowhenua District 81.3 88.0 75.4 69.9 87.5 90.0 100.0 100.0 81.9
Kapiti Coast District 69.8 74.2 65.3 60.0 72.4 80.0 12.5 x 76.3
Porirua City 84.3 75.5 88.5 70.8 83.3 92.6 83.3 x 86.4
Upper Hutt City 79.3 83.0 74.3 63.5 73.5 90.1 72.0 87.5 84.7
Lower Hutt City 88.3 90.1 86.6 69.4 83.4 94.3 87.3 64.5 90.3
Wellington City 83.7 84.9 82.4 68.9 56.3 88.2 x x 87.1
Masterton District 100.0 x x n n n n n 100.0
Carterton District 77.7 82.5 71.7 85.0 80.0 x x x 78.8
South Wairarapa District 74.8 80.7 70.7 61.4 62.5 80.0 80.0 n 76.6
Tasman District 76.9 77.4 76.4 57.8 85.7 81.0 x x 79.2
Nelson City 81.0 87.1 75.3 78.7 75.0 86.7 x 85.7 82.6
Marlborough District 70.7 65.0 76.2 50.0 n x n n 84.0
Kaikoura District 73.3 84.0 62.7 54.5 n x 60.0 n 76.5
Buller District 73.6 77.6 69.9 55.6 x x x n 77.0
Grey District 81.3 76.5 86.7 73.3 n x n n 84.9
Westland District 68.1 72.7 64.0 66.7 80.0 x n x 71.8
Hurunui District 74.3 76.7 71.7 63.3 63.6 x x x 76.2
Waimakariri District 77.7 81.7 73.9 51.1 65.5 89.0 74.2 74.4 80.5
Christchurch City 87.3 92.5 83.1 68.8 x 87.5 x 100.0 87.8
Selwyn District 76.5 82.8 70.0 59.3 64.7 82.4 100.0 x 77.3
Ashburton District 77.4 82.6 73.2 50.0 50.0 88.9 100.0 x 79.1
Timaru District 100.0 100.0 100.0 x x x n n 100.0
Mackenzie District 62.3 68.0 57.1 60.0 n x n n 59.1
Waimate District 73.2 78.2 68.3 65.2 58.3 80.0 x n 74.9
Waitaki District 79.8 80.0 79.6 72.2 x x x n 80.1
Central Otago District 88.9 91.1 87.0 86.4 x 83.3 x x 90.3
Queenstown-Lakes District 80.8 83.9 77.9 70.1 75.0 87.8 80.0 77.8 82.2
Dunedin City 86.7 94.1 78.9 73.1 x 66.7 n n 89.9
Clutha District 75.8 82.0 71.4 72.5 x 75.0 x x 77.4
Southland District 80.3 90.5 71.3 53.3 x x x x 81.6
Gore District 78.3 83.1 73.6 54.8 69.7 89.5 100.0 x 81.9
Invercargill City 40.5 41.6 38.9 28.9 49.3 70.6 55.2 35.0 44.6
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 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