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 2013)
Notes:
  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
    MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). 
  3. 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
No % No % No % No % No %
Māori 5,311 45.6 6,178 49.5 6,874 52.6 6,809 54.9 7,411 55.1
Pasifika 3,322 56.4 3,965 60.2 4,206 63.8 4,205 65.4 4,585 67.6
Asian 4,706 82.8 5,058 85.0 5,291 85.8 5,317 87.0 5,606 87.9
MELAA 723 69.5 741 70.1 924 77.8 921 77.9 917 76.9
Other 342 59.0 296 62.8 381 68.3 371 72.5 444 74.7
European/Pākehā 27,910 72.5 29,653 75.4 30,813 77.7 30,062 79.4 30,838 78.9
Female 20,783 71.4 22,239 74.8 23,321 76.9 23,173 78.1 23,883 77.2
Male 18,929 63.3 20,764 65.9 22,072 68.4 21,742 70.7 22,833 71.4
All Leavers 39,712 67.3 43,003 70.2 45,393 72.5 44,915 74.3 46,716 74.2

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by school quintile (2013)
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 58.6 62.3 55.0 49.0 64.6 79.4 58.7 72.9 64.3
Quintile 02 67.7 71.5 64.4 55.8 66.5 83.6 65.0 76.7 72.2
Quintile 03 74.1 77.9 70.4 58.1 70.2 85.8 76.4 72.2 77.6
Quintile 04 81.1 85.2 77.5 67.3 74.8 88.0 78.7 71.4 82.9
Quintile 05 90.0 92.7 87.4 76.3 80.7 92.8 88.1 86.5 90.8

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Education Region (2013)
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 Region All Leavers Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian MELAA Other European
/Pākehā
Tai Tokerau 70.3 74.5 66.3 57.0 72.9 78.4 76.5 81.1 80.7
Auckland 78.8 82.0 75.8 55.6 68.5 88.9 77.8 81.0 85.1
Waikato 72.3 76.3 68.7 55.8 57.4 86.7 73.3 78.9 79.6
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 71.5 75.6 67.8 54.8 61.7 89.9 96.4 71.4 81.2
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 75.4 80.3 70.6 61.6 70.0 85.9 78.9 73.1 78.9
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 74.7 78.1 71.4 62.5 66.0 78.5 75.0 61.1 82.7
Wellington 79.4 82.2 76.6 61.9 72.8 90.4 74.2 68.3 84.0
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 75.0 77.4 72.8 60.1 63.0 74.4 78.9 80.0 77.6
Canterbury 76.3 80.9 72.0 52.8 66.0 86.1 78.4 75.0 78.8
Otago Southland 77.7 81.9 74.1 62.1 67.0 84.2 75.0 73.7 79.5
Not Applicable 40.0 40.1 39.9 28.3 40.6 66.4 60.5 50.0 43.1
New Zealand Total 74.2 77.2 71.4 55.1 67.6 87.9 76.9 74.7 78.9

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Regional Council (2013)
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 69.6 73.8 65.5 56.8 72.5 78.4 76.5 79.5 79.6
Auckland Region 78.8 82.1 75.8 55.7 68.5 89.0 77.7 77.6 85.1
Waikato Region 71.1 74.8 67.9 53.6 57.5 85.8 74.1 83.3 78.8
Bay of Plenty Region 73.2 76.9 69.7 57.5 63.7 90.4 96.3 71.4 81.9
Gisborne Region 70.1 72.4 67.5 63.3 65.2 84.6 x x 79.8
Hawkes Bay Region 76.0 79.8 72.3 62.0 65.6 77.3 75.0 56.3 83.1
Taranaki Region 74.2 80.4 67.6 60.6 70.0 91.3 75.0 77.8 77.7
Manawatu Wanganui Region 73.4 79.7 67.7 58.9 65.5 84.2 72.4 76.2 78.2
Wellington Region 80.0 82.4 77.7 62.9 73.3 90.3 75.4 66.1 84.3
Marlborough Region 77.4 79.6 75.2 66.0 72.2 81.8 x x 79.9
Nelson Region 78.0 77.7 78.4 54.9 60.0 78.9 87.5 80.0 81.2
Tasman Region 72.8 75.5 70.7 61.5 x 42.9 x x 74.9
West Coast Region 68.0 73.6 62.5 60.0 x 83.3 66.7 x 69.5
Canterbury Region 76.1 80.8 71.7 52.7 65.5 86.1 78.4 75.5 78.7
Otago Region 80.3 83.4 77.4 67.2 72.6 85.3 70.8 70.0 81.5
Southland Region 72.3 78.4 66.9 55.3 53.3 80.0 x x 75.0
Correspondence School 38.9 39.0 38.6 28.1 42.3 67.6 62.9 56.e 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 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by Territorial Authority with Auckland by local board (2013)

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 89.9 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 85.7 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 (2013)
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 89.1 72.5 73.5 88.0 85.7 64.7 88.9 87.9
Bay of Plenty 40.8 53.5 21.4 36.4 x x x x 50.0
Botany 81.2 85.2 77.1 55.0 68.8 92.7 90.5 75.0 84.9
Christchurch Central 69.0 66.8 70.6 45.7 59.6 87.1 66.7 76.9 70.9
Christchurch East 61.8 70.1 56.1 33.9 59.0 56.0 57.1 60.0 71.2
Clutha-Southland 77.0 81.7 72.9 62.2 50.0 82.4 33.3 x 79.5
Coromandel 74.6 77.4 72.3 58.5 47.1 80.0 85.7 x 81.0
Dunedin North 82.5 88.7 76.6 76.9 75.0 89.5 100.0 66.7 83.0
Dunedin South 77.0 76.9 77.0 63.6 78.3 93.3 100.0 x 77.1
East Coast 67.2 69.7 64.6 58.0 60.0 87.0 88.9 63.6 82.2
East Coast Bays 88.7 92.8 84.8 74.3 81.5 94.1 81.8 87.5 88.8
Epsom 92.7 93.0 92.2 88.2 89.2 90.1 91.3 100.0 94.8
Hamilton East 80.0 81.3 79.3 59.1 59.7 92.5 74.6 58.3 87.2
Hamilton West 61.2 69.6 46.7 51.4 52.1 75.9 52.4 90.9 67.3
Helensville 77.9 85.2 72.1 68.6 75.0 100.0 x x 79.3
Hunua 71.5 79.7 63.9 36.9 71.4 87.2 90.9 81.8 76.8
Hutt South 79.1 84.8 70.8 58.2 81.0 88.3 87.5 88.9 82.4
Ilam 89.9 92.6 86.2 75.0 88.9 94.6 92.3 82.6 89.8
Invercargill 71.4 78.0 65.6 54.1 53.6 75.0 x x 74.6
Kaikoura 77.2 80.0 74.5 66.9 70.0 81.8 80.0 x 79.9
Kelston 79.0 77.9 80.0 62.7 74.8 90.4 63.3 85.7 83.6
Mana 69.8 72.5 67.4 57.5 64.4 78.8 50.0 28.6 81.5
Mangere 68.2 68.6 68.0 56.3 69.5 74.1 71.4 x 68.0
Manukau East 69.6 73.9 65.4 48.2 63.8 80.8 76.9 88.9 84.9
Manurewa 58.3 57.9 58.8 46.2 59.1 86.6 60.0 80.0 67.6
Maungakiekie 64.7 70.7 60.4 50.4 58.0 78.9 53.8 45.5 74.8
Mt Albert 83.3 87.6 79.7 66.9 71.2 85.4 87.9 62.5 89.5
Mt Roskill 81.6 86.2 76.9 62.1 76.2 90.3 55.3 50.0 81.6
Napier 74.8 80.7 68.3 62.8 61.9 66.7 71.4 x 81.9
Nelson 76.6 77.5 75.9 55.9 53.6 75.0 77.8 71.4 79.4
New Lynn 71.7 76.7 67.2 44.6 56.9 88.8 52.8 x 73.2
New Plymouth 77.6 83.5 71.7 68.0 75.0 97.3 72.7 87.5 79.7
North Shore 93.3 93.7 92.9 83.3 84.7 94.6 97.3 85.7 93.4
Northcote 75.3 79.6 71.9 54.2 62.9 81.5 78.1 85.7 82.0
Northland 68.4 72.4 64.4 58.8 76.9 66.7 62.5 81.3 80.4
Ohariu 85.5 88.9 82.9 70.7 83.9 91.3 100.0 62.5 86.9
Otaki 75.6 80.7 71.0 60.8 57.8 90.6 x 100.0 80.7
Pakuranga 88.9 90.3 87.7 67.7 74.8 93.5 75.7 87.5 90.6
Palmerston North 75.5 80.0 71.8 58.1 65.6 82.3 78.3 69.2 78.8
Papakura 63.6 67.9 59.5 40.8 51.1 88.8 82.8 70.0 72.4
Port Hills 75.7 77.4 74.3 51.1 73.3 85.7 x x 78.3
Rangitata 74.1 82.6 65.6 56.6 66.7 75.0 54.5 66.7 75.8
Rangitikei 74.7 78.3 70.4 67.5 60.0 78.6 x x 77.5
Rimutaka 71.4 69.1 73.2 54.3 67.1 84.6 75.0 x 76.7
Rodney 81.2 86.9 75.8 58.5 65.6 81.6 83.9 85.7 83.3
Rongotai 91.0 89.0 91.7 83.8 84.9 93.4 73.8 82.4 94.6
Rotorua 72.1 75.9 68.4 61.9 68.1 92.6 90.0 94.4 79.3
Selwyn 84.3 90.0 78.6 81.8 x 58.3 100.0 x 84.7
Tamaki 81.8 73.5 86.3 66.7 78.0 80.7 83.3 85.7 88.1
Taranaki-King Country 67.8 75.1 61.3 51.6 41.7 x x 80.0 76.2
Taupo 71.2 73.9 68.5 51.9 64.8 80.6 83.3 64.3 80.3
Tauranga 79.6 84.2 75.6 58.6 62.5 88.9 100.0 68.4 83.8
Te Atatu 70.7 74.5 67.1 58.1 60.1 86.8 73.5 40.0 75.3
Tukituki 77.7 79.9 75.8 61.2 70.2 81.0 75.0 63.6 84.8
Upper Harbour 79.2 82.0 76.2 62.2 79.4 93.0 76.5 x 80.7
Waikato 65.3 73.8 58.5 50.9 60.0 80.0 100.0 100.0 71.6
Waimakariri 76.9 85.6 68.5 55.0 75.0 87.5 71.4 42.9 79.8
Wairarapa 75.4 77.7 73.4 60.8 60.7 93.3 x x 81.2
Waitaki 79.2 78.8 79.6 61.3 64.7 72.0 x 87.5 81.1
Wellington Central 87.3 92.5 67.3 72.8 86.7 94.5 63.6 41.7 88.2
West Coast-Tasman 69.9 74.6 65.4 61.0 85.7 62.5 66.7 x 71.7
Whanganui 73.1 78.0 68.0 55.6 84.6 84.2 x x 79.3
Whangarei 72.3 76.7 68.1 54.2 66.7 86.7 88.9 81.0 80.9
Wigram 74.2 77.9 71.3 56.0 62.9 83.5 100.0 71.4 76.7
Not Applicable 39.1 39.8 38.1 26.9 36.6 65.8 60.5 50.0 42.6
New Zealand Total 74.2 77.2 71.4 55.1 67.6 87.9 76.9 74.7 78.9