Indicators

Participation rates in tertiary education

Data Tables

The following data tables include the data used to produce this indicator.

  1. Age-standardised percentage of participation, by gender (1994 to 2012)
  2. Age-standardised percentage of participation , by ethnic group and qualification level (2001 to 2012)



Table 1: Age-standardised percentage of participation, by gender (1994 to 2012)

Notes:

  1. Participation Rate is the proportion of the population aged 15 and over who were enrolled at any time during the year. 
  2. These rates are age-standardised to the 2012 national age distribution (ie they represent the rate a group would have if they had the same age distribution as the 2012 national age distribution).  
  3. Data relates to domestic students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  4. Data excludes those PTEs and OTEPs which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
YearFemalesMalesTotal
19948.2%7.7%7.9%
19958.7%8.1%8.4%
19968.8%8.0%8.4%
19978.8%7.8%8.3%
19989.0%7.6%8.3%
199910.5%8.5%9.5%
200011.3%9.0%10.2%
200112.4%9.6%11.1%
200213.6%10.4%12.1%
200314.2%11.0%12.6%
200414.8%11.5%13.2%
200515.0%12.3%13.7%
200614.3%12.4%13.4%
200714.1%12.2%13.2%
200813.5%11.1%12.4%
200913.6%10.9%12.3%
201013.3%10.6%12.0%
201112.4%9.2%10.9%
201212.2%8.9%10.6%

 

Table 2: Age-standardised percentage of participation , by ethnic group and qualification level (2001 to 2012)

Notes:

  1. Participation Rate is the  percentage of the population aged 15 and over who were enrolled at any time during the year. 
  2. These rates are age-standardised to the 2012 national age distribution (ie they represent the rate a group would have if they had the same age distribution as the 2012 national age distribution).
  3. Data relates to domestic students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  4. Data excludes those PTEs and OTEPs which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  5. Data excludes all non-formal learning and on-job industry training.
  6. Students who identify with more than one ethnic group have been counted in each group, but only once in the Total.
  7. Students who were enrolled at more than one qualification level have been counted in each level, but only once in the Total.
  8. Totals also include those students whose qualification level or ethnic group is unknown.
  Level 1 certificatesLevel 2 certificatesLevel 3 certificatesLevel 4 CertificatesDiplomasBachelorsLevel 7 Graduate Certs/DipsLevel 8 Honours/ Postgrad Certs/DipsMastersDoctoratesTotal
Māori20012.2%2.2%4.7%1.3%2.0%2.6%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.0%13.8%
 20024.8%3.3%4.2%3.1%2.5%2.9%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%18.0%
 20035.5%2.1%4.4%4.9%2.6%3.1%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.1%19.2%
 20044.8%2.6%5.2%4.5%2.5%3.1%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.1%19.5%
 20052.7%4.1%5.5%4.4%2.6%3.0%0.2%0.3%0.3%0.1%19.3%
 20061.2%4.7%5.0%4.2%2.5%2.8%0.2%0.3%0.3%0.1%18.2%
 20070.8%4.8%4.6%4.1%2.4%2.9%0.2%0.4%0.2%0.1%17.6%
 20080.7%4.6%4.1%3.9%2.4%2.8%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.1%16.8%
 20090.7%4.1%4.3%4.1%2.6%3.1%0.2%0.4%0.2%0.1%17.0%
 20100.7%3.8%4.2%3.9%2.6%3.2%0.2%0.4%0.2%0.1%16.6%
 20110.8%3.1%3.4%3.6%2.2%3.3%0.2%0.4%0.2%0.1%15.1%
 20120.8%2.8%3.2%3.7%2.0%3.3%0.2%0.4%0.2%0.1%14.6%
Pasifika20010.3%1.1%3.2%0.9%1.3%2.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%8.7%
 20020.8%1.6%3.1%1.3%1.5%2.5%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%10.2%
 20031.3%1.4%2.7%2.2%1.8%2.6%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.0%11.0%
 20042.0%1.7%3.0%2.3%1.8%2.8%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.0%12.6%
 20051.2%2.0%3.2%2.3%1.8%2.8%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%12.4%
 20060.5%1.8%2.8%2.2%1.7%2.7%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%11.1%
 20070.4%1.9%3.2%2.4%1.8%2.8%0.2%0.3%0.1%0.0%11.8%
 20080.4%1.7%3.1%2.4%1.8%2.9%0.2%0.3%0.1%0.0%11.6%
 20090.3%1.5%3.1%2.8%1.9%3.0%0.2%0.3%0.1%0.1%11.9%
 20100.5%1.6%3.0%2.6%1.9%3.2%0.2%0.3%0.1%0.1%12.1%
 20110.6%1.5%2.6%2.5%1.8%3.2%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.1%11.5%
 20120.6%1.5%2.5%2.5%1.7%3.3%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.1%11.4%
Asian20010.1%0.9%1.9%0.8%1.5%4.8%0.5%0.8%0.4%0.2%10.7%
 20020.2%1.0%1.7%0.9%1.4%4.2%0.4%0.8%0.5%0.2%10.2%
 20030.4%3.9%1.4%1.3%1.7%4.4%0.5%0.8%0.5%0.2%13.2%
 20040.8%6.2%1.5%1.6%1.7%4.5%0.5%0.9%0.6%0.2%15.6%
 20050.9%5.2%2.1%1.8%1.7%4.7%0.5%0.9%0.5%0.2%15.7%
 20060.8%3.5%2.0%1.9%1.7%4.8%0.5%1.0%0.5%0.2%14.5%
 20070.6%2.4%2.2%1.8%1.7%5.0%0.5%1.0%0.5%0.2%13.8%
 20080.5%1.5%1.8%1.4%1.6%4.9%0.5%1.0%0.5%0.2%12.3%
 20090.3%1.3%1.8%1.3%1.5%4.9%0.6%1.1%0.5%0.2%12.1%
 20100.3%1.0%1.7%1.3%1.4%4.8%0.5%1.1%0.5%0.2%11.6%
 20110.2%0.8%1.3%1.2%1.2%4.5%0.5%1.0%0.5%0.2%10.2%
 20120.2%0.7%1.2%1.1%1.0%4.4%0.4%0.9%0.4%0.2%9.6%
European/
Pākehā
20010.1%0.8%2.4%0.9%1.7%3.5%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%10.1%
 20020.4%1.7%2.0%1.0%1.8%3.5%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%10.9%
 20030.6%1.3%1.9%1.8%1.8%3.5%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%11.4%
 20040.8%1.5%2.1%2.0%1.8%3.4%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%11.7%
 20050.6%2.2%2.4%2.2%1.8%3.3%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%12.4%
 20060.4%2.4%2.1%2.0%1.7%3.3%0.4%0.6%0.3%0.1%12.1%
 20070.3%2.3%2.1%2.1%1.7%3.3%0.4%0.6%0.3%0.1%12.0%
 20080.2%1.9%1.9%1.9%1.7%3.4%0.4%0.6%0.3%0.1%11.3%
 20090.2%1.7%1.9%1.8%1.8%3.5%0.4%0.7%0.3%0.1%11.3%
 20100.1%1.5%1.7%1.7%1.9%3.6%0.4%0.7%0.3%0.1%11.0%
 20110.2%1.1%1.3%1.3%1.7%3.6%0.3%0.7%0.3%0.1%9.9%
 20120.2%1.0%1.2%1.3%1.5%3.7%0.3%0.7%0.3%0.1%9.7%
Total20010.4%1.1%2.9%1.0%1.8%3.6%0.4%0.49%0.32%0.11%11.1%
 20020.9%1.9%2.4%1.3%1.9%3.5%0.4%0.49%0.34%0.12%12.1%
 20031.2%1.8%2.2%2.1%1.9%3.5%0.4%0.52%0.34%0.12%12.6%
 20041.3%2.2%2.5%2.3%1.9%3.5%0.4%0.54%0.35%0.12%13.2%
 20050.9%2.8%2.8%2.4%1.9%3.4%0.4%0.56%0.34%0.13%13.7%
 20060.6%2.9%2.6%2.3%1.9%3.4%0.4%0.58%0.32%0.13%13.4%
 20070.4%2.7%2.6%2.4%1.9%3.4%0.4%0.61%0.31%0.14%13.2%
 20080.3%2.2%2.3%2.2%1.9%3.5%0.4%0.61%0.31%0.14%12.4%
 20090.3%2.0%2.3%2.1%1.9%3.6%0.4%0.68%0.32%0.14%12.3%
 20100.3%1.7%2.2%2.0%1.9%3.7%0.4%0.70%0.33%0.15%12.0%
 20110.3%1.4%1.7%1.7%1.8%3.7%0.3%0.67%0.34%0.15%10.9%
 20120.3%1.3%1.6%1.7%1.6%3.7%0.3%0.66%0.33%0.14%10.6%

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