Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions from school

Data Tables

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

Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Stand-downs
Cases AS rate per 1,000
Māori Female 2,063 24.7
Male 4,592 52.9
Pasifika Female 510 14.2
Male 1,432 38.9
Asian Female 62 1.8
Male 316 8.7
Other Female 31 3.8
Male 202 24.2
European/Pākehā Female 1,350 7.1
Male 4,951 25.0
Total Female 4,016 11.4
Male 11,493 31.4

Table 2: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 50.6 51.8 52.9 55.7 54.9 56.9 58.2 54.2 52.7 51.8 49.9 45.4 42.4 39.1
Pasifika 31.1 30.9 34.7 35.5 35.6 40.2 43.7 36.5 32.8 34.6 34.1 29.7 27.5 26.7
Asian 6.3 7.0 7.4 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.9 7.7 7.5 8.2 7.0 6.4 5.9 5.3
Other 17.1 27.3 27.8 30.4 30.8 34.0 28.0 31.3 28.6 25.7 21.8 17.1 17.7 14.1
European/Pākehā 18.8 17.9 17.8 19.6 20.0 21.1 21.6 20.4 20.2 19.8 19.1 17.6 17.4 16.3
Total 25.3 25.3 25.8 27.7 27.9 29.7 30.5 28.6 27.8 27.6 26.7 24.2 23.2 21.6

Table 3: Number of stand-downs, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 6,727 7,123 7,529 8,299 8,546 9,068 9,285 8,772 8,622 8,584 8,399 7,656 7,173 6,655
Pasifika 1,568 1,643 1,951 2,128 2,224 2,594 2,909 2,492 2,287 2,469 2,485 2,182 2,018 1,942
Asian 246 283 342 404 413 432 472 467 471 535 477 443 413 378
Other 137 232 278 353 386 467 400 462 449 427 365 282 291 233
European/Pākehā 8,254 7,855 7,838 8,670 8,873 9,294 9,394 8,714 8,448 8,128 7,759 6,989 6,812 6,301
Total 16,932 17,136 17,938 19,854 20,442 21,856 22,460 20,907 20,277 20,144 19,485 17,552 16,708 15,509

Table 4: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2013)
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
Māori Pasifika Asian European/Pākehā
1 (Low SES) 50.7 27.5 12.2 55.0 41.8
2 44.2 34.3 6.7 27.6 32.3
3 38.9 22.9 4.1 19.5 23.4
4 25.3 22.6 5.7 13.1 14.7
5 (High SES) 14.9 13.1 3.8 7.7 8.0
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, and European/Pākehā.
  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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.

Table 5: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Education Region (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Education Region of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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.
  5. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 rates.
Education Region1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northern 22.0 11.8 31.7 46.2 26.8 6.2 16.7 14.9 3.2 32.7 37.6
Central North 21.3 12.8 29.6 32.4 29.2 2.7 17.2 14.1 5.6 33.9 29.3
Central South 22.4 11.7 32.5 41.6 25.3 4.4 11.3 16.4 4.7 33.9 35.4
Southern 20.7 9.3 31.7 36.6 26.2 3.7 6.0 18.9 7.0 32.2 27.0
New Zealand21.611.431.439.126.75.314.116.34.833.133.1

Table 6: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 stand-downs and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  7. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined).
  8. 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.
  9. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  10. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 rates.
Region Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group9
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
05 to 09 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 43.1 24.7 61.1 64.7 39.1 6.4 15.2 19.7 5.0 66.7 76.6
Auckland Region 19.3 10.3 27.9 38.9 26.7 6.2 16.8 14.1 3.0 28.3 33.4
Waikato Region 26.3 14.1 38.3 45.0 28.3 4.0 21.3 17.1 5.3 43.1 36.6
Bay of Plenty Region 14.1 10.5 17.5 20.5 28.6 1.5 13.7 9.1 5.7 22.1 16.3
Gisborne Region 21.7 13.9 29.2 27.0 26.7 0.0 16.1 10.8 6.3 35.8 24.2
Hawkes Bay Region 22.8 13.4 32.4 33.6 30.6 1.3 0.0 16.5 5.6 33.4 37.8
Taranaki Region 22.1 12.2 31.6 42.2 29.4 5.4 16.1 14.8 4.4 33.4 37.3
Manawatu Wanganui Region 28.9 14.5 42.7 42.3 44.3 3.6 24.3 22.4 7.7 47.1 38.3
Wellington Region 19.0 10.0 27.5 39.8 21.8 4.6 7.3 13.8 3.5 27.2 32.9
Tasman Region 12.0 3.4 19.7 27.5 12.2 0.0 13.0 9.5 1.9 19.2 17.2
Nelson Region 13.6 6.3 20.8 27.4 15.3 4.6 10.0 11.3 1.1 25.5 20.1
Marlborough Region 14.4 3.4 25.0 26.7 17.4 0.0 0.0 11.6 3.5 22.1 21.7
West Coast Region 19.4 4.5 33.4 27.5 0.0 10.1 0.0 18.5 5.2 31.6 22.8
Canterbury Region 21.9 11.2 32.2 40.0 25.8 3.0 6.1 20.6 7.9 35.3 24.5
Otago Region 20.1 8.3 31.3 35.3 33.8 3.1 6.5 18.3 7.8 27.8 30.6
Southland Region 27.1 9.4 44.0 40.8 31.2 13.2 5.2 24.1 7.6 38.4 44.1
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand Total21.611.431.439.126.75.314.116.34.833.133.1

Table 7: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in, except for the Auckland supercity where Local Board has been used instead.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 stand-downs and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  8. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 rates.
Territorial Authority
/Local board1
Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
05 to 09 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 53.9 38.5 68.7 71.0 19.8 6.6 44.3 19.9 4.7 79.8 108.8
Whangarei District 39.4 17.7 60.5 64.1 58.8 7.2 5.6 20.7 5.7 63.3 63.2
Kaipara District 20.4 7.3 34.1 28.7 20.7 0.0 0.0 14.9 3.3 33.9 27.4
Auckland
 - Rodney 16.8 9.9 23.1 27.5 13.7 0.0 9.7 14.9 5.7 20.4 24.5
 - Hibiscus and Bays 14.3 5.0 23.2 26.1 33.3 0.9 10.3 14.2 1.0 22.6 21.6
 - Upper Harbour 11.6 4.9 18.3 11.7 32.7 8.7 12.4 11.7 1.1 19.3 18.7
 - Kaipatiki 21.2 8.9 31.5 33.8 35.6 5.7 25.5 18.3 2.1 28.0 42.2
 - Devonport-Takapuna 7.7 3.3 11.9 21.9 17.5 4.3 9.5 6.6 0.8 7.8 19.3
 - Henderson-Massey 28.2 13.4 42.8 50.1 30.6 6.3 25.3 22.6 3.5 47.4 41.2
 - Waitakere Ranges 9.2 1.5 16.1 9.9 30.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 1.3 9.9 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n x 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
 - Waiheke 20.5 0.0 41.4 38.1 28.5 0.0 61.2 15.4 4.0 23.0 45.9
 - Waitemata 13.2 3.8 24.6 18.9 14.1 9.1 3.6 12.4 0.6 20.6 25.6
 - Whau 16.7 13.7 19.3 25.6 16.5 1.1 7.0 24.0 3.2 26.7 27.4
 - Albert-Eden 5.7 3.0 8.3 10.5 14.4 2.3 8.7 4.3 0.5 8.6 11.1
 - Puketapapa 23.3 11.6 33.5 53.3 39.3 5.8 67.9 19.4 1.3 34.5 45.1
-Orakei 15.3 8.9 21.0 37.1 48.3 5.3 13.6 9.5 1.4 17.7 36.8
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 41.2 34.9 46.9 50.8 48.1 13.2 19.1 29.8 4.4 64.4 62.0
 - Howick 9.1 4.0 14.1 18.7 12.3 5.8 8.3 9.6 2.5 12.5 16.2
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 20.0 11.1 31.9 27.0 18.6 9.9 28.7 50.0 1.0 26.5 43.6
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 26.9 13.3 37.4 35.3 27.1 16.4 26.7 43.7 1.6 33.0 62.1
 - Manurewa 34.7 20.2 48.7 52.0 30.6 7.7 20.9 26.5 9.4 48.8 50.8
 - Papakura 48.6 31.9 64.9 78.3 50.8 6.9 24.0 28.7 8.4 72.2 78.8
 - Franklin 29.6 12.0 44.8 57.2 21.8 5.5 11.9 23.7 5.2 40.5 50.2
Thames-Coromandel District 17.8 4.0 31.4 30.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 12.7 2.0 31.4 20.5
Hauraki District 18.8 11.6 25.5 31.4 0.0 11.6 68.2 13.7 7.3 32.9 22.5
Waikato District 35.7 20.6 49.7 51.4 24.1 15.6 0.0 20.2 3.6 48.8 68.5
Matamata-Piako District 24.2 11.8 36.6 36.4 12.9 4.1 0.0 22.3 1.8 37.2 45.3
Hamilton City 25.3 13.7 36.9 47.8 29.8 3.8 24.4 16.4 5.0 49.0 28.4
Waipa District 17.9 8.5 27.7 32.3 0.0 0.0 17.9 14.3 5.7 23.1 30.2
Otorohanga District 38.7 26.0 49.5 50.2 0.0 0.0 x 30.1 7.8 52.6 68.3
South Waikato District 47.4 25.3 67.4 54.3 50.2 0.0 73.0 38.9 12.8 66.9 78.3
Waitomo District 29.2 13.2 44.1 39.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 2.6 36.8 68.1
Taupo District 24.8 17.1 32.4 45.9 33.5 0.0 0.0 9.4 8.5 38.9 28.3
Western Bay of Plenty District 21.8 18.3 25.2 41.0 55.9 3.6 0.0 12.3 3.4 29.8 38.2
Tauranga City 17.3 15.3 19.3 35.1 41.4 1.9 18.3 10.4 8.0 30.7 14.1
Rotorua District 8.2 2.1 14.0 10.2 2.4 0.0 12.5 6.5 6.1 9.9 10.2
Whakatane District 14.2 8.5 19.7 20.2 19.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 1.4 19.9 29.7
Kawerau District 4.0 2.2 5.6 4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 6.8 0.0
Opotiki District 4.9 0.0 9.2 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 6.1 6.5
Gisborne District 21.7 13.9 29.2 27.0 26.7 0.0 16.1 10.8 6.3 35.8 24.2
Wairoa District 15.3 12.5 18.0 17.7 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 4.6 26.5 8.8
Hastings District 25.2 19.2 31.1 43.1 39.3 0.0 0.0 14.7 5.4 37.8 41.3
Napier City 19.3 7.5 32.5 24.1 8.0 3.9 0.0 18.1 5.9 26.6 34.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 30.8 6.9 50.3 43.5 34.5 0.0 0.0 21.9 6.9 43.8 50.5
New Plymouth District 20.5 10.5 30.0 39.8 35.2 4.4 15.2 14.4 3.3 30.6 37.9
Stratford District 27.0 9.3 48.5 49.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.0 7.5 43.9 41.2
South Taranaki District 25.1 20.0 30.0 45.5 0.0 13.8 30.4 12.8 6.3 37.3 32.1
Ruapehu District 30.2 17.5 40.6 38.1 12.7 3.6 193.4 14.5 12.3 45.3 26.2
Wanganui District 26.5 7.6 44.1 42.7 34.1 0.0 19.6 17.4 11.2 42.2 32.5
Rangitikei District 36.0 20.6 63.2 55.2 125.6 0.0 194.8 17.5 5.9 55.1 59.0
Manawatu District 37.0 20.1 52.8 50.8 48.9 13.3 35.9 33.2 4.5 55.5 64.8
Palmerston North City 26.1 13.4 37.4 42.1 41.4 3.7 16.9 20.8 6.0 47.4 30.4
Tararua District 34.5 27.2 41.4 51.3 39.2 0.0 0.0 25.8 3.1 49.4 67.2
Horowhenua District 27.2 12.9 41.8 29.6 39.7 0.0 45.8 25.2 12.6 41.2 29.4
Kapiti Coast District 15.0 7.0 23.0 25.2 17.7 0.0 0.0 12.8 9.2 16.1 25.4
Porirua City 26.1 12.3 39.4 35.1 27.4 5.9 23.1 16.7 0.9 34.8 55.3
Upper Hutt City 16.5 11.2 19.3 26.9 15.0 4.3 5.2 15.1 4.3 22.5 30.6
Lower Hutt City 28.2 17.2 40.7 56.9 25.8 4.9 5.1 19.5 4.0 39.3 52.6
Wellington City 8.6 4.1 12.8 16.4 14.9 4.3 6.6 7.0 0.8 12.8 15.5
Masterton District 34.1 14.7 54.6 71.6 16.4 15.8 18.1 21.5 15.0 59.3 36.9
Carterton District 16.0 0.0 31.9 26.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.1 0.0 22.1 0.0
South Wairarapa District 62.8 24.3 96.2 99.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.1 4.6 88.3 141.3
Tasman District 12.0 3.4 19.7 27.5 12.2 0.0 13.0 9.5 1.9 19.2 17.2
Nelson City 13.6 6.3 20.8 27.4 15.3 4.6 10.0 11.3 1.1 25.5 20.1
Marlborough District 14.4 3.4 25.0 26.7 17.4 0.0 0.0 11.6 3.5 22.1 21.7
Kaikoura District 104.8 51.7 163.9 197.6 x 0.0 x 37.0 4.6 163.9 169.6
Buller District 31.7 4.3 56.6 46.0 0.0 22.1 0.0 30.6 1.6 49.3 58.0
Grey District 11.0 4.6 17.1 25.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.5 9.9 17.9 2.1
Westland District 19.9 4.4 34.3 15.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.9 2.0 34.9 18.6
Hurunui District 18.1 0.0 34.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8 8.0 20.4 14.8
Waimakariri District 10.0 5.2 14.6 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.3 2.6 14.4 16.1
Christchurch City 25.1 13.7 35.8 43.8 29.4 2.9 6.4 24.5 10.3 41.7 24.9
Selwyn District 12.8 4.4 21.1 29.0 3.7 5.9 0.0 11.4 3.2 17.7 21.6
Ashburton District 10.1 6.2 13.9 21.3 9.5 0.0 0.0 9.3 4.6 14.9 10.2
Timaru District 22.0 9.5 34.6 35.1 8.5 4.9 13.9 21.0 6.5 37.8 28.5
Mackenzie District 27.8 7.7 44.4 43.8 0.0 36.3 x 25.1 7.2 45.3 26.1
Waimate District 37.4 11.2 62.8 28.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.6 9.9 50.6 45.5
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 21.5 8.7 33.7 19.4 5.3 0.0 0.0 24.0 9.1 34.1 28.1
Central Otago District 8.9 0.8 16.9 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 0.0 15.4 13.3
Queenstown-Lakes District 12.1 5.8 18.3 31.6 88.7 7.9 0.0 9.3 0.6 12.8 31.5
Dunedin City 21.4 8.7 33.3 41.2 38.5 2.5 9.7 18.7 11.6 29.0 29.8
Clutha District 29.3 15.2 43.7 40.8 62.6 0.0 0.0 27.8 1.8 41.4 58.7
Southland District 30.8 10.9 47.6 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.4 4.4 44.0 54.1
Gore District 20.7 12.4 28.6 33.4 0.0 26.8 0.0 18.7 8.6 25.3 38.3
Invercargill City 27.1 8.2 46.2 42.2 35.9 21.0 7.8 22.7 9.2 38.8 42.7
Grand Total 21.6 11.4 31.4 39.1 26.7 5.3 14.1 16.3 4.8 33.1 33.1

Table 8: Percentage of stand-downs by behaviour (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual Disobedience Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 24.8 5.0 23.0 2.1 2.3 16.1 10.2 8.2 8.3
2001 25.3 5.5 23.7 2.0 2.3 15.7 9.8 7.6 8.1
2002 25.9 6.0 22.3 2.2 2.2 16.0 9.3 7.2 8.9
2003 24.8 4.7 23.6 2.3 2.5 17.3 7.6 7.9 9.3
2004 25.2 4.8 24.9 2.1 2.4 15.6 7.4 7.7 9.8
2005 25.8 5.8 24.8 2.6 2.2 15.2 7.0 6.9 9.6
2006 26.1 4.4 24.4 2.6 2.1 15.1 7.5 7.7 10.0
2007 25.5 4.9 25.3 2.8 2.2 14.1 7.8 8.0 9.4
2008 25.1 5.8 25.8 2.8 1.9 14.9 7.0 7.6 9.1
2009 23.3 7.0 25.7 2.8 2.1 14.6 6.5 8.1 9.9
2010 21.7 8.0 25.9 2.8 2.6 14.3 6.5 8.2 9.8
2011 21.9 7.6 25.5 2.7 2.5 14.9 5.9 7.7 11.3
2012 22.7 7.1 26.0 2.9 2.7 13.6 6.3 7.7 11.0
2013 22.8 8.0 26.0 3.3 2.6 12.9 5.2 6.9 12.3

Table 9: Age-standardised rates per 1,000 students of stand-downs and suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2013)
Year Behaviour Total
Continual
Disobedience
Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 6.3 1.3 5.8 0.5 0.6 4.1 2.6 2.1 2.1 25.3
2001 6.4 1.4 6.0 0.5 0.6 4.0 2.5 1.9 2.1 25.3
2002 6.7 1.6 5.7 0.6 0.6 4.1 2.4 1.8 2.3 25.8
2003 6.9 1.3 6.5 0.6 0.7 4.8 2.1 2.2 2.6 27.7
2004 7.0 1.3 6.9 0.6 0.7 4.4 2.1 2.1 2.8 27.9
2005 7.7 1.7 7.4 0.8 0.7 4.5 2.1 2.1 2.8 29.7
2006 8.0 1.4 7.5 0.8 0.6 4.6 2.3 2.3 3.1 30.5
2007 7.3 1.4 7.2 0.8 0.6 4.0 2.2 2.3 2.7 28.6
2008 7.0 1.6 7.2 0.8 0.5 4.1 1.9 2.1 2.5 27.8
2009 6.4 1.9 7.1 0.8 0.6 4.0 1.8 2.2 2.7 27.6
2010 5.8 2.1 6.9 0.8 0.7 3.8 1.7 2.2 2.6 26.7
2011 5.3 1.8 6.2 0.7 0.6 3.6 1.4 1.9 2.7 24.2
2012 5.3 1.6 6.0 0.7 0.6 3.2 1.5 1.8 2.6 23.2
2013 4.9 1.7 5.6 0.7 0.6 2.8 1.1 1.5 2.6 21.6

Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and "other harmful or dangerous behaviour".
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Male Female
Continual Disobedience 25.8 21.7 22.8
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 9.3 7.6 8.0
Physical Assault on Other Students 22.8 27.2 26.0
Physical Assault on Staff 1.8 3.8 3.3
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.8 2.5 2.6
Verbal Assault on Staff 12.6 13.0 12.9
Smoking or Alcohol 9.2 3.8 5.2
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 6.9 6.9 6.9
Other 8.9 13.4 12.3
Total 100 100 100

Table 11: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
Region Council1 Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northland Region 45.7 45.1 47.8 41.4 43.3 42.6 44.8 35.2 35.8 39.3 43.3 38.1 36.5 43.1
Auckland 20.2 21.4 22.9 24.2 23.9 26.0 28.0 26.1 24.0 24.1 24.8 23.0 21.0 19.3
Waikato Region 25.7 27.7 30.8 31.5 31.4 31.5 33.1 31.4 32.0 32.5 29.4 30.8 30.5 26.3
Bay of Plenty Region 25.4 23.5 24.1 23.6 28.6 26.5 19.0 16.0 13.4 14.7 17.3 14.2 16.9 14.1
Gisborne Region 32.3 24.8 33.3 34.5 33.1 41.8 40.7 41.5 39.8 34.9 33.3 25.5 23.7 21.7
Hawkes Bay Region 28.1 27.2 29.3 29.1 28.3 30.2 32.1 29.6 29.1 30.0 25.8 28.7 26.9 22.8
Taranaki Region 21.0 23.2 27.7 26.0 28.2 32.8 33.9 35.3 29.4 30.8 29.0 25.9 26.3 22.1
Manawatu Wanganui Region 31.5 32.7 35.8 41.3 39.1 41.1 46.0 42.9 43.2 38.2 35.5 34.7 34.0 28.9
Wellington Region 23.0 22.5 20.3 23.9 26.0 25.2 28.4 25.7 26.9 27.4 25.4 22.3 17.8 19.0
Tasman Region 25.9 22.8 23.2 20.6 23.9 25.0 19.0 17.1 22.1 13.2 13.2 11.2 12.0 12.0
Nelson Region 16.4 16.2 12.8 16.6 18.3 21.6 19.0 22.4 27.9 27.7 17.1 13.3 14.7 13.6
Marlborough Region 21.8 22.3 25.6 24.9 14.0 18.2 21.1 19.7 23.3 18.2 21.7 13.3 14.1 14.4
West Coast Region 52.2 53.4 38.2 46.0 29.1 34.5 44.7 28.8 35.2 50.7 26.0 27.4 23.8 19.4
Canterbury Region 29.7 27.7 21.3 30.9 31.7 35.1 31.4 32.2 29.8 29.1 27.3 19.6 22.6 21.9
Otago Region 19.1 19.1 19.0 19.4 19.0 23.7 23.2 19.4 23.5 25.2 23.2 23.0 22.0 20.1
Southland Region 27.0 24.6 31.1 29.5 26.3 33.0 43.3 47.2 49.1 37.3 36.6 33.9 28.4 27.1
Chatham Islands County2 21.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.8 86.1 28.5 0.0 0.0 33.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total 25.3 25.3 25.8 27.7 27.9 29.7 30.5 28.6 27.8 27.6 26.7 24.2 23.2 21.6
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.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.
  4. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Suspensions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
Māori Female 480 5.8
Male 1,061 12.3
Pasifika Female 65 1.8
Male 243 6.6
Asian Female 8 0.2
Male 45 1.2
Other Female 10 1.2
Male 29 3.5
European/Pākehā Female 228 1.2
Male 913 4.6
Total Female 791 2.3
Male 2,291 6.2

Table 2: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 18.8 17.1 16.8 16.1 14.8 15.9 15.2 14.1 12.9 14.3 12.4 11.3 10.5 9.1
Pasifika 8.4 8.9 9.2 8.1 8.8 9.1 10.3 8.5 7.0 7.8 6.5 5.3 4.4 4.3
Asian 1.3 1.3 1.3 2.0 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7
Other 3.5 6.1 6.7 6.6 7.2 6.9 6.3 7.3 6.8 7.3 4.8 3.8 2.8 2.4
European/Pākehā 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.9
Total 7.7 7.2 7.1 6.8 6.5 7.0 6.8 6.4 6.0 6.5 5.8 5.2 4.7 4.3

Table 3: Number of suspensions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 2,444 2,303 2,353 2,360 2,285 2,519 2,407 2,273 2,100 2,357 2,082 1,895 1,765 1,541
Pasifika 414 459 508 482 548 585 681 578 487 556 470 391 321 308
Asian 51 54 58 106 74 81 73 72 74 81 64 56 49 53
Other 28 52 67 76 90 95 90 106 106 121 80 62 46 39
European/Pākehā 2,173 1,934 1,947 1,860 1,778 1,872 1,762 1,650 1,607 1,640 1,528 1,343 1,175 1,141
Total 5,110 4,802 4,933 4,884 4,774 5,152 5,013 4,679 4,374 4,754 4,224 3,747 3,356 3,082

Table 4: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total5
Māori Pasifika Asian European
/Pākehā
1 (Low SES) 11.0 3.5 0.2 6.7 7.4
2 10.3 6.1 0.7 4.6 6.4
3 9.4 3.7 1.0 3.8 5.0
4 6.8 4.8 1.0 2.8 3.3
5 (High SES) 3.3 2.5 0.6 1.2 1.4

Table 5: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Education Region (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Education Region of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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.
  5. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Education Region Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5 to 9 10 to 14 15+ 
Northern  3.6  1.7  5.5  8.5  4.0  0.7  2.7  2.4  0.3  5.2  7.0
Central North 6.1 4.2 7.9 10.9 5.7 0.6 3.4 3.1 0.7 9.8 9.9
Central South 4.0 1.6 6.4 7.6 5.1 1.3 2.1 2.8 0.4 5.7 8.1
Southern 3.9 1.8 5.8 7.6 4.1 0.5 0.8 3.4 0.8 6.2 5.5
New Zealand4.32.36.29.14.30.72.42.90.56.57.5

Table 6: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. n = no students in the denominator for this category
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 suspensions and/or students.
  7. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  8. 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.
  9. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Regional Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group9
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 7.0 4.7 9.2 11.6 6.7 0.0 11.4 1.7 0.5 9.4 15.8
Auckland Region 3.2 1.3 4.9 7.2 3.9 0.7 2.4 2.4 0.3 4.5 6.0
Waikato Region 6.9 4.6 9.0 13.2 7.1 0.3 3.9 3.8 0.7 10.8 11.6
Bay of Plenty Region 4.8 4.0 5.6 8.7 4.2 0.5 4.1 2.0 0.2 7.9 8.0
Gisborne Region 5.8 1.6 10.0 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.8 10.8 3.9
Hawkes Bay Region 5.8 3.5 8.2 9.9 5.0 2.6 0.0 3.6 0.5 9.1 10.4
Taranaki Region 4.2 1.9 6.4 8.9 5.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.1 7.5 6.5
Manawatu Wanganui Region 6.2 2.9 9.4 10.1 6.4 3.5 5.2 4.2 0.9 9.2 11.3
Wellington Region 3.3 1.1 5.3 6.7 5.0 0.9 1.5 2.1 0.3 4.0 7.4
Tasman Region 2.3 0.3 4.1 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 4.0 3.4
Nelson Region 4.7 2.8 6.5 8.0 5.1 2.3 0.0 4.2 0.4 8.6 7.6
Marlborough Region 6.0 1.2 10.7 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 9.4 11.6
West Coast Region 4.4 2.3 6.4 11.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 7.6 6.5
Canterbury Region 4.0 2.1 5.9 7.5 4.4 0.4 1.2 3.8 0.9 6.7 5.1
Otago Region 2.9 1.2 4.6 4.4 2.3 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.6 4.5 4.7
Southland Region 4.2 1.8 6.5 7.5 9.5 2.2 0.0 3.3 1.9 5.5 6.4
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand Total4.32.36.29.14.30.72.42.90.56.57.5

Table 7: Age Standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in, except for the Auckland supercity where Local Board has been used instead.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 suspensions and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  8. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Territorial Authority1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 7.9 3.9 11.7 10.3 0.0 0.0 44.7 2.6 0.2 9.0 22.6
Whangarei District 5.8 4.3 7.3 12.3 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 9.5 9.1
Kaipara District 9.3 9.4 9.1 15.6 19.9 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.0 10.7 25.6
Auckland
 - Rodney 5.8 0.7 10.5 6.8 9.3 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.3 5.2 17.9
 - Hibiscus and Bays 2.1 0.4 3.6 4.6 0.0 1.0 1.8 2.0 0.0 2.8 4.3
 - Upper Harbour 1.1 0.4 1.8 3.9 9.5 0.0 1.3 0.8 0.0 1.2 2.7
 - Kaipatiki 4.3 1.5 6.6 10.5 6.2 1.5 0.0 2.6 0.0 7.1 6.6
 - Devonport-Takapuna 1.4 1.2 1.6 5.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.7 0.5 2.2 2.5
 - Henderson-Massey 4.3 2.6 5.9 10.4 1.5 0.4 3.2 3.9 0.6 7.5 5.6
 - Waitakere Ranges 1.4 0.0 2.8 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.5 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n x 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
 - Waiheke 3.1 0.0 6.4 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 7.7 0.0
 - Waitemata 2.9 0.2 6.3 5.7 1.1 0.0 3.5 3.7 0.0 2.7 8.8
 - Whau 1.7 0.5 2.8 2.3 2.3 0.0 2.8 1.6 0.2 2.0 4.1
 - Albert-Eden 2.6 0.3 4.8 6.0 4.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 0.0 3.7 5.9
 - Puketapapa 4.5 3.1 5.7 8.1 9.7 1.0 9.6 2.9 0.3 7.7 7.3
 - Orakei 2.1 0.8 3.3 7.6 6.6 0.0 2.8 1.0 0.4 2.6 4.2
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 7.0 4.6 9.1 11.2 7.4 1.8 0.0 4.1 0.2 8.9 14.9
 - Howick 2.0 1.4 2.5 4.4 2.5 1.0 1.7 2.2 0.1 2.4 4.7
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 2.8 1.1 5.1 5.1 2.2 0.0 0.0 27.1 0.0 3.6 6.4
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 4.2 1.2 6.5 5.9 5.2 0.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 5.7 9.0
 - Manurewa 4.8 1.5 8.1 8.8 2.6 0.0 7.3 4.8 1.4 7.5 5.0
 - Papakura 6.4 4.1 8.7 11.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.2 9.1 10.9
 - Franklin 3.3 1.2 5.1 6.9 4.1 0.0 6.5 2.0 0.0 5.5 4.2
Thames-Coromandel District 10.3 5.8 14.6 19.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 0.0 17.1 16.1
Hauraki District 5.7 4.1 7.1 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 1.8 9.3 9.0
Waikato District 8.7 5.9 11.3 11.4 10.2 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.2 11.6 17.6
Matamata-Piako District 5.9 2.8 9.0 17.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.4 10.5 8.0
Hamilton City 6.0 4.9 7.1 12.7 7.9 0.3 4.2 3.3 0.4 10.6 9.9
Waipa District 2.6 1.5 3.7 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.5 2.8 6.0
Otorohanga District 10.6 9.6 11.6 14.4 0.0 0.0 x 5.6 0.0 16.2 19.5
South Waikato District 17.1 7.4 25.9 24.1 8.3 0.0 0.0 10.3 2.3 27.8 25.7
Waitomo District 5.8 5.4 6.2 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 7.4 14.3
Taupo District 5.7 3.3 8.1 10.0 11.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 2.8 5.9 10.8
Western Bay of Plenty District 6.0 4.2 7.8 10.9 5.0 0.0 33.7 4.1 1.1 7.0 12.0
Tauranga City 3.2 4.1 2.4 8.8 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.2 0.1 6.2 4.3
Rotorua District 7.1 5.0 9.1 9.9 7.2 0.0 4.1 3.9 0.2 11.4 13.1
Whakatane District 2.8 0.9 4.7 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 4.3 5.8
Kawerau District 32.6 22.0 41.8 38.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.6 70.6
Opotiki District 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
Gisborne District 5.8 1.6 10.0 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.8 10.8 3.9
Wairoa District 10.2 4.9 15.1 11.7 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 15.9 17.7
Hastings District 4.7 2.6 6.7 9.4 6.1 4.2 0.0 1.8 0.7 7.0 8.2
Napier City 7.3 4.8 10.2 11.5 2.7 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.5 11.6 13.7
Central Hawke's Bay District 2.6 0.0 4.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 5.2 2.5
New Plymouth District 3.7 1.4 5.9 7.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.2 6.7 5.9
Stratford District 4.5 2.7 6.8 11.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 8.2 7.7
South Taranaki District 5.8 3.2 8.2 11.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 9.3 8.7
Ruapehu District 25.8 19.4 30.9 36.2 37.0 0.9 0.0 4.4 5.1 36.0 42.6
Wanganui District 4.7 2.8 6.5 7.6 6.1 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.7 8.1 7.0
Rangitikei District 6.6 2.9 13.6 9.7 14.9 0.0 0.0 4.2 0.0 8.4 16.5
Manawatu District 7.6 3.5 11.4 10.9 0.0 12.8 0.0 6.7 1.0 10.8 14.2
Palmerston North City 5.0 2.0 7.7 7.1 4.6 1.9 8.4 4.3 0.6 7.2 10.1
Tararua District 6.3 1.6 10.7 6.6 0.0 41.7 0.0 5.3 0.0 8.6 14.3
Horowhenua District 3.8 0.4 7.2 5.8 9.2 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.5 5.4 7.1
Kapiti Coast District 2.8 0.8 4.8 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.0 2.9 6.2
Porirua City 3.6 0.3 6.7 6.5 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 4.7 7.5
Upper Hutt City 3.0 1.1 4.0 6.2 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.6 0.8 5.2 4.0
Lower Hutt City 3.2 1.1 5.6 6.0 4.3 3.1 0.0 1.5 0.3 4.2 6.6
Wellington City 2.3 0.7 3.7 5.8 8.9 0.0 2.8 1.0 0.0 1.8 7.0
Masterton District 7.7 3.3 12.4 12.7 5.5 0.0 0.0 6.4 1.8 12.5 12.6
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 8.5 4.6 11.8 11.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9 0.0 7.7 28.3
Tasman District 2.3 0.3 4.1 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 4.0 3.4
Nelson City 4.7 2.8 6.5 8.0 5.1 2.3 0.0 4.2 0.4 8.6 7.6
Marlborough District 6.0 1.2 10.7 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 9.4 11.6
Kaikoura District 27.6 4.0 54.4 50.3 x 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 49.2 35.7
Buller District 6.2 2.9 9.2 23.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 7.0 17.1
Grey District 4.1 1.8 6.3 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0 9.6 2.1
Westland District 2.2 2.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.0 4.7 0.0
Hurunui District 5.2 2.2 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 2.7 3.7 7.4
Waimakariri District 4.0 2.5 5.4 7.1 13.8 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.6 5.9 6.8
Christchurch City 3.8 1.6 5.7 5.8 3.7 0.2 1.6 3.9 1.2 6.4 4.0
Selwyn District 2.1 0.9 3.3 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.9 4.6
Ashburton District 4.8 1.8 7.7 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.5 8.5 5.6
Timaru District 5.3 5.5 5.0 10.9 0.0 5.0 0.0 4.7 0.4 9.0 9.0
Mackenzie District 5.3 4.0 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 6.6 0.0 12.3 0.0
Waimate District 4.3 0.0 8.6 14.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 2.5 6.3 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 4.2 1.5 6.7 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 0.0 7.7 6.7
Central Otago District 3.1 3.9 2.3 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 3.8 7.6
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.4
Dunedin City 3.0 0.9 5.0 3.8 3.3 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.9 4.7 4.6
Clutha District 3.3 1.5 5.3 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.9 5.2 3.9
Southland District 5.1 1.3 8.4 7.5 62.9 0.0 0.0 4.2 1.0 5.7 11.1
Gore District 4.2 2.6 5.8 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 2.5 6.3 5.5
Invercargill City 3.9 1.7 6.0 6.9 5.4 4.1 0.0 3.0 2.2 5.3 5.3
Total Suspensions 4.3 2.3 6.2 9.1 4.3 0.7 2.4 2.9 0.5 6.5 7.5

Table 8: Percentage of suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2013)
Year Behaviour
Continual Disobedience Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verba
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 23.8 30.4 15.7 2.5 1.3 5.8 4.7 8.3 7.5
2001 23.5 32.4 14.3 3.1 1.2 5.1 5.1 8.2 7.1
2002 24.9 29.8 15.4 2.9 1.1 5.7 4.3 7.5 8.4
2003 23.6 26.8 14.7 3.8 0.8 6.8 4.5 9.3 9.7
2004 25.6 25.8 17.8 3.2 1.2 5.8 4.0 7.8 8.9
2005 25.9 25.7 18.3 3.8 0.8 5.6 3.3 7.4 9.4
2006 27.2 20.1 18.4 4.3 1.3 5.1 5.0 8.7 10.0
2007 27.5 20.1 18.9 4.9 0.8 5.1 4.5 7.4 10.9
2008 29.7 18.6 19.6 5.0 0.7 4.9 3.6 7.5 10.5
2009 30.2 22.6 17.0 4.0 1.2 4.8 3.1 7.2 10.0
2010 23.9 26.7 17.3 4.4 1.1 4.7 3.4 7.3 11.3
2011 25.8 22.6 18.9 4.5 1.3 5.2 2.2 7.6 11.8
2012 24.9 23.7 17.6 4.9 1.2 5.2 2.4 7.6 12.6
2013 25.3 25.7 17.5 4.1 1.3 4.9 2.9 6.1 12.2
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of suspensions, by behaviour (2000-2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour Total
Continual Disobedience Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 1.8 2.3 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 7.7
2001 1.7 2.3 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 7.2
2002 1.8 2.1 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.6 7.1
2003 1.6 1.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.7 6.8
2004 1.7 1.7 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.6 6.5
2005 1.8 1.8 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.7 7.0
2006 1.9 1.4 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7 6.8
2007 1.8 1.3 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.7 6.4
2008 1.8 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 6.0
2009 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.6 6.5
2010 1.4 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.7 5.8
2011 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.6 5.2
2012 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.6 4.7
2013 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 4.3


Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2013)
Notes:

 

  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Female Male
Continual Disobedience 27.1 24.7 25.3
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 27.4 25.1 25.7
Physical Assault on Other Students 21.9 16.0 17.5
Physical Assault on Staff 3.8 4.2 4.1
Verbal Assault on Other Students 1.8 1.1 1.3
Verbal Assault on Staff 3.8 5.3 4.9
Smoking or Alcohol 3.8 2.6 2.9
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 3.5 7.0 6.1
Other 7.0 14.0 12.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
Region Council1 Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northland Region 16.0 14.3 12.0 11.7 11.5 11.2 9.9 8.3 8.6 9.0 9.0 8.8 8.6 7.0
Auckland 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.2 5.6 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.0 5.6 4.8 4.3 3.4 3.2
Waikato Region 9.2 8.9 9.1 7.8 8.0 8.7 8.1 7.2 7.6 8.4 7.1 7.4 6.4 6.9
Bay of Plenty Region 11.5 10.9 11.2 8.6 8.1 9.7 7.8 6.8 5.2 7.9 6.4 6.0 6.6 4.8
Gisborne Region 10.4 4.9 7.9 5.8 5.0 10.0 10.3 10.5 7.6 6.6 3.7 4.7 5.8 5.8
Hawkes Bay Region 8.7 7.0 5.3 7.1 5.5 7.2 6.1 6.6 7.3 5.7 6.1 6.5 6.2 5.8
Taranaki Region 4.4 4.0 5.6 5.1 6.4 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.0 8.4 5.8 4.5 4.2
Manawatu Wanganui Region 8.9 9.3 9.2 7.9 8.9 7.6 10.6 10.5 9.7 9.7 9.4 7.9 7.8 6.2
Wellington Region 7.3 6.3 5.9 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.4 5.3 5.5 6.0 4.3 3.9 2.5 3.3
Tasman Region 8.7 7.1 7.5 7.4 9.6 5.1 7.8 6.2 5.9 5.5 3.3 2.7 2.1 2.3
Nelson Region 3.2 1.9 3.7 3.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.8 4.2 3.9 6.1 2.8 4.7
Marlborough Region 8.8 9.1 10.5 12.3 7.5 8.6 7.7 8.2 7.1 8.3 7.1 8.3 8.7 6.0
West Coast Region 19.0 17.8 13.9 10.7 5.3 6.0 10.4 6.3 9.0 10.2 5.3 4.4 5.4 4.4
Canterbury Region 6.4 5.8 5.7 6.5 6.2 6.8 5.6 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.2 3.5 4.6 4.0
Otago Region 4.8 4.4 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.7 3.9 3.8 5.6 4.4 3.8 3.3 2.9
Southland Region 5.7 5.4 7.2 5.5 4.7 5.7 6.7 8.7 7.9 8.6 8.6 5.9 5.7 4.2
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.0 43.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total7.77.27.16.86.57.06.86.46.06.55.85.24.74.3
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Exclusions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
Māori Female 149 2.0
Male 389 5.1
Pasifika Female 21 0.7
Male 84 2.7
Asian Female 2 0.1
Male 18 0.6
Other Female 3 0.4
Male 9 1.3
European/Pākehā Female 71 0.4
Male 318 1.9
Total Female 246 0.8
Male 818 2.6

Table 2: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.           
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.           
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 6.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.0 5.5 5.5 4.9 4.5 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.0 3.6
Pasifika 3.4 3.2 3.8 3.3 3.5 3.8 4.0 3.3 2.9 3.2 2.9 2.2 1.9 1.7
Asian 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3
Other 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 3.3 2.7 3.1 2.0 1.8 1.2 0.9
European/Pākehā 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.2
Total 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.7

Table 3: Number of exclusions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 736 629 690 715 698 785 789 718 659 769 707 672 602 538
Pasifika 148 144 187 171 191 213 234 198 173 196 179 139 121 105
Asian 20 11 10 23 13 16 16 20 16 17 19 7 12 20
Other 12 14 15 19 31 32 28 41 35 43 28 25 16 12
European/Pākehā 625 515 580 554 507 566 484 456 481 472 487 469 366 389
Total 1,541 1,313 1,482 1,482 1,440 1,612 1,551 1,433 1,364 1,497 1,420 1,311 1,117 1,064

Notes:

  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.

Table 4: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  4. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  5. 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.
  6. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
Māori Pasifika Asian European/Pākehā
1 (Low SES) 4.3 1.4 0.0 3.9 3.1
2 3.9 2.9 0.5 1.7 2.6
3 4.3 0.9 0.1 1.5 2.0
4 2.1 1.9 0.4 1.0 1.2
5 (High SES) 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.6

Table 5: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Region (2013)
New Zealand1.70.82.63.61.70.30.91.20.22.55.9
Notes:
  1. The Education Region of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 exclusions and/or students.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Education Region areas including those with less than 5 students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
Education Region1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northern 1.7 0.8 2.5 4.0 1.8 0.4 1.0 1.0 0.1 2.4 6.4
Central North 2.0 1.3 2.7 3.7 1.4 0.0 1.3 1.0 0.3 2.8 7.4
Central South 1.5 0.4 2.6 2.8 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.2 0.2 2.1 6.0
Southern 1.6 0.6 2.5 3.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.3 2.6 3.6

Table 6: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 exclusions and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  7. 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.
  8. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
  9. n = no students in the denominator for this category
Region Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
05 to 09 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.9 3.8 0.0 8.8 0.6 0.3 4.2 12.0
Auckland Region 1.5 0.7 2.2 3.6 1.8 0.4 0.8 1.0 0.1 2.1 5.6
Waikato Region 2.1 1.1 3.1 4.0 1.0 0.0 1.5 1.3 0.4 2.8 8.0
Bay of Plenty Region 1.4 1.4 1.5 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.5 0.1 2.0 5.7
Gisborne Region 2.4 0.3 4.4 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 3.6 1.4
Hawkes Bay Region 2.5 1.5 3.6 4.3 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.3 3.7 9.2
Taranaki Region 1.3 0.2 2.3 2.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.1 2.2 3.2
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.9 1.3 4.4 4.6 0.9 1.4 4.2 2.2 0.2 4.1 11.7
Wellington Region 1.1 0.2 1.9 2.3 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.2 1.3 4.7
Tasman Region 1.9 0.3 3.3 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.6 7.4
Nelson Region 2.3 0.5 4.2 4.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 5.3 3.7
Marlborough Region 2.5 0.4 4.5 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.9 13.3
West Coast Region 1.3 0.5 1.9 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.7 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.5 0.7 2.2 3.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.3 2.5 2.6
Otago Region 1.4 0.5 2.3 1.8 2.6 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.4 2.4 2.1
Southland Region 1.8 0.7 2.8 2.8 5.3 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.9 1.8 6.5
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand Total1.70.82.63.61.70.30.91.20.22.55.9

Table 7: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in. For the Auckland supercity this is further broken up into wards.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
  8. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
Territorial Authority
/Local Board1
Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
05 to 09 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 2.7 1.3 4.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 39.4 0.7 0.2 3.1 13.8
Whangarei District 3.3 2.3 4.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 5.2 10.3
Kaipara District 2.7 3.1 2.4 3.7 22.6 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 3.3 13.4
Auckland
 - Rodney 1.2 0.4 1.8 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.5 5.1
 - Hibiscus and Bays 1.0 0.2 1.7 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.4 3.0
 - Upper Harbour 0.7 0.2 1.2 1.4 5.4 0.0 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.6 4.8
 - Kaipatiki 2.0 0.7 3.1 5.2 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 3.7 3.4
 - Devonport-Takapuna 0.7 0.3 1.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.5 4.1
 - Henderson-Massey 2.4 1.5 3.2 5.0 1.1 0.0 4.0 2.3 0.0 3.7 8.8
 - Waitakere Ranges 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n x 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
 - Waiheke 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Waitemata 0.8 0.0 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.3 3.3
 - Whau 0.9 0.2 1.5 0.5 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.3 4.4
 - Albert-Eden 1.3 0.0 2.6 4.1 1.9 1.1 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.8 6.9
 - Puketapapa 2.1 1.6 2.6 2.7 4.2 0.5 4.6 2.3 0.0 3.2 9.2
 - Orakei 1.2 0.5 1.8 4.4 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 1.5 2.6
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 4.6 3.5 5.5 10.2 3.4 1.1 0.0 2.5 0.2 7.8 8.8
 - Howick 0.7 0.6 0.8 2.0 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.7 4.2
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 1.0 0.5 1.6 1.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 14.8 0.0 1.2 4.7
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 1.6 0.3 2.5 1.6 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 9.6
 - Manurewa 2.3 0.5 4.1 4.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.7 3.3 4.0
 - Papakura 3.7 2.2 5.2 5.6 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.9 4.6 13.9
 - Franklin 1.7 1.1 2.3 5.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 2.8 3.4
Thames-Coromandel District 2.0 0.7 3.2 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 3.4 4.0
Hauraki District 2.3 1.8 2.7 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.9 4.3 2.9
Waikato District 3.0 1.0 4.8 3.6 5.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.2 3.0 16.4
Matamata-Piako District 1.2 0.0 2.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.9 6.9
Hamilton City 2.2 1.5 2.8 4.5 0.8 0.0 2.5 1.4 0.2 3.1 9.3
Waipa District 1.2 0.6 1.8 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.2 3.5
Otorohanga District 1.0 2.1 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.2
South Waikato District 6.0 1.8 9.8 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 1.7 7.6 19.4
Waitomo District 0.7 0.0 1.4 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
Taupo District 0.8 0.4 1.2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.4 0.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 1.7 1.9 1.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.4 1.9 5.9
Tauranga City 1.3 1.8 0.8 3.5 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.5 0.0 2.3 3.3
Rotorua District 1.5 0.7 2.2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.2 1.7 7.6
Whakatane District 1.3 0.3 2.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.8 5.7
Kawerau District 8.0 7.5 8.4 9.3 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.1 43.5
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne District 2.4 0.3 4.4 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 3.6 1.4
Wairoa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hastings District 2.8 1.4 4.0 5.6 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.4 4.0 9.6
Napier City 2.7 1.9 3.6 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.2 4.0 10.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 1.8 0.0 3.2 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 2.6 7.2
New Plymouth District 1.6 0.2 2.9 2.3 4.1 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.2 2.7 4.3
Stratford District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Taranaki District 0.9 0.6 1.2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0
Ruapehu District 10.3 10.3 10.4 13.2 43.2 1.3 0.0 2.8 1.0 10.7 56.5
Wanganui District 3.5 1.5 5.4 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.7 5.1 11.6
Rangitikei District 1.6 0.8 3.1 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.2 13.7
Manawatu District 3.7 1.0 6.0 7.4 0.0 7.3 0.0 2.5 0.0 5.9 11.4
Palmerston North City 2.4 0.8 3.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 2.4 0.0 3.8 8.7
Tararua District 2.3 1.0 3.5 2.5 0.0 26.9 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.9 10.7
Horowhenua District 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.1 5.6
Kapiti Coast District 0.6 0.0 1.2 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 1.6
Porirua City 1.1 0.0 2.3 2.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.6 4.5
Upper Hutt City 1.6 0.8 1.9 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.4 2.9 1.6
Lower Hutt City 1.6 0.4 2.9 2.8 1.7 2.2 0.0 0.8 0.3 1.3 9.9
Wellington City 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 1.9
Masterton District 2.8 0.4 5.5 6.2 6.5 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.6 5.0 6.6
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 4.0 1.8 5.8 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0 1.9 36.4
Tasman District 1.9 0.3 3.3 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.6 7.4
Nelson City 2.3 0.5 4.2 4.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 5.3 3.7
Marlborough District 2.5 0.4 4.5 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.9 13.3
Kaikoura District 5.0 0.0 10.9 5.9 x 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 5.5 27.0
Buller District 1.6 0.0 3.0 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.5 0.0
Grey District 0.5 0.0 1.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0
Westland District 2.5 2.7 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.0 4.7 0.0
Hurunui District 1.2 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.9 0.0
Waimakariri District 2.1 0.9 3.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.3 3.4 4.7
Christchurch City 1.3 0.6 2.0 2.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.4 2.3 1.5
Selwyn District 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.1 6.6
Ashburton District 2.0 1.0 2.9 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 3.2 6.2
Timaru District 1.3 1.7 0.8 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 2.8 1.5
Mackenzie District 2.1 0.0 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 2.5 0.0 4.1 0.0
Waimate District 5.1 0.0 10.3 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 2.5 6.3 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 1.7 0.6 2.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 3.5 2.9
Central Otago District 1.3 1.8 0.9 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.9 4.8
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 1.5 0.4 2.4 1.4 3.9 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.6 2.6 1.4
Clutha District 2.6 0.8 4.4 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.9 3.4 5.8
Southland District 1.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 37.4 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.3 4.3
Gore District 1.5 1.0 1.9 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 4.9
Invercargill City 2.1 0.9 3.4 3.7 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.4 2.1 7.5
New Zealand1.70.82.63.61.70.30.91.20.22.55.9

Table 8: Percentage of exclusions, by behaviour (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.

Year

Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 32.5 23.9 16.9 2.7 1.4 5.5 2.3 7.6 7.1
2001 33.0 24.4 16.5 3.8 0.9 4.8 1.8 7.9 6.9
2002 33.1 21.1 16.4 4.0 0.8 7.2 1.9 6.9 8.6
2003 32.5 21.1 14.5 5.0 0.7 5.9 2.0 9.0 9.4
2004 34.7 17.8 19.6 4.1 0.9 5.9 1.8 6.8 8.4
2005 35.6 18.9 17.8 5.2 1.2 4.8 1.5 6.1 8.9
2006 38.6 13.7 17.4 5.4 1.0 5.7 1.6 8.1 8.5
2007 37.1 14.2 18.1 5.5 0.9 4.1 2.0 7.6 10.6
2008 40.1 12.2 19.4 6.3 0.7 4.6 1.2 6.7 8.9
2009 41.2 14.2 17.3 4.5 1.1 5.0 1.4 6.6 8.6
2010 30.7 20.6 15.8 6.3 0.6 5.8 1.3 7.9 11.1
2011 33.3 15.3 17.4 5.0 1.4 6.2 1.1 8.6 11.7
2012 33.6 17.4 16.7 6.7 0.9 4.8 0.9 7.6 11.5
2013 34.7 17.2 16.8 4.9 1.4 4.9 0.9 5.9 13.3

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of exclusions, by behaviour (2000-2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour Total
Continual
Disobedience
Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Other
2000 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.6
2001 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.2
2002 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.4
2003 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.3
2004 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.2
2005 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.5
2006 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.4
2007 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.2
2008 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.1
2009 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.4
2010 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.2
2011 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.1
2012 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.8
2013 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.7

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Female Male
Continual Disobedience 37.8 33.7 34.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 15.4 17.7 17.2
Physical Assault on Other Students 27.2 13.7 16.8
Physical Assault on Staff 2.4 5.6 4.9
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.8 1.0 1.4
Verbal Assault on Staff 5.3 4.8 4.9
Smoking or Alcohol 1.6 0.7 0.9
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 0.8 7.5 5.9
Other 6.5 15.3 13.3
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
Region Council1 Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northland Region 3.8 2.9 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.9 2.6 3.0
Auckland 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.1 1.5 1.5
Waikato Region 3.4 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.1
Bay of Plenty Region 2.4 2.1 3.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.4
Gisborne Region 2.0 0.8 0.8 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.6 2.8 1.7 1.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 2.4
Hawkes Bay Region 3.3 2.6 2.9 3.3 2.2 3.2 2.7 3.4 3.3 2.0 2.2 3.3 2.5 2.5
Taranaki Region 1.9 1.5 2.5 1.6 1.6 2.2 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.9 2.3 1.7 1.3
Manawatu Wanganui Region 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.3 3.6 4.0 4.3 3.1 3.1 2.9
Wellington Region 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.4 0.8 1.1
Tasman Region 3.6 1.8 2.6 2.1 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.3 2.2 1.3 0.6 1.9
Nelson Region 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.9 2.0 3.1 1.3 1.5 2.1 1.6 2.4 3.3 2.0 2.3
Marlborough Region 1.9 1.8 1.3 2.2 1.5 0.8 0.3 1.5 1.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.6 2.5
West Coast Region 3.4 3.6 2.8 3.0 1.9 1.4 3.9 1.0 0.9 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.3
Canterbury Region 2.7 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.7 2.2 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.4 2.0 1.5
Otago Region 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.2 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.2 2.1 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.4
Southland Region 2.5 2.0 2.3 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.1 2.0 1.8
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total2.62.22.42.32.22.52.42.22.12.42.22.11.81.7

Table 1: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.   
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Expulsions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
Māori Female 15 1.5
Male 32 3.3
Pasifika Female 6 1.2
Male 20 4.0
Asian Female 0 0.0
Male 3 0.5
Other Female 0 0.0
Male 8 6.3
European/Pākehā Female 8 0.3
Male 45 1.6
Total Female 29 0.6
Male 108 2.2

Table 2: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 5.4 4.3 3.2 4.4 3.1 3.2 2.4 3.6 2.7 2.5 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.4
Pasifika 4.4 4.4 8.0 4.9 4.4 5.1 6.7 3.8 4.8 4.5 3.8 3.3 2.2 2.5
Asian 1.3 1.1 2.1 2.3 1.4 1.0 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.2 0.8 1.5 0.4 0.3
Other 2.6 3.9 1.4 3.7 3.9 3.0 2.8 4.0 5.2 6.4 3.6 3.1 1.9 3.2
European/Pākehā 1.8 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.8 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.0
Total 2.5 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.1 1.6 1.4 1.4

Table 3: Number of expulsions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Māori 61 48 35 52 40 43 33 53 41 42 65 52 54 47
Pasifika 26 26 48 31 30 39 55 33 43 43 38 33 23 26
Asian 8 7 15 19 12 9 7 11 14 12 9 16 4 3
Other 3 5 2 6 7 6 6 9 12 15 9 8 5 8
European/Pākehā 94 64 62 58 45 54 54 72 44 78 80 51 50 53
Total 192 150 162 166 134 151 155 178 154 190 201 161 136 137

Table 4: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
Māori Pasifika Asian European/Pākehā
1 (Low SES) 4.2 2.6 1.6 1.1 2.9
2 1.7 4.0 0.0 0.9 1.7
3 3.2 2.0 0.7 1.3 1.7
4 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.1 1.2
5 (High SES) 0.0 1.1 0.2 0.4 0.5

Table 5: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Region (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Education Region of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Education Region areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
Education Region1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
Northern 1.6 0.5 2.6 2.5 2.8 0.1 4.5 1.1
Central North 1.8 1.3 2.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.0
Central South 1.5 0.4 2.5 1.3 3.4 0.7 2.4 1.3
Southern 0.6 0.1 1.2 1.1 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.6
New Zealand 1.4 0.6 2.2 2.4 2.5 0.3 3.3 1.0

Table 6: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  7. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  8. 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.
Regional Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
Northland Region 3.2 2.3 4.2 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Auckland Region 1.4 0.4 2.5 1.6 2.9 0.1 4.7 1.0
Waikato Region 1.7 1.6 1.8 3.5 0.0 0.0 4.6 1.0
Bay of Plenty Region 1.7 1.5 1.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Gisborne Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawkes Bay Region 2.5 1.0 4.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Taranaki Region 1.5 0.0 3.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.4 1.1 3.7 0.7 10.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Wellington Region 1.0 0.2 1.7 1.1 2.4 1.0 3.5 0.5
Tasman Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Marlborough Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
West Coast Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 0.6 0.2 1.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Otago Region 1.4 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
Southland Region 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 16.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands County2 n n n n n n n n
New Zealand Total1.40.62.22.42.50.33.31.0

Table 7: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2013)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in. For the Auckland supercity this is further broken up into wards.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
  7. 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.
Territorial Authority1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
Far North District 6.3 4.7 7.9 10.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whangarei District 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kaipara District 5.8 5.4 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 10.4
Auckland
 - Rodney 4.4 0.0 9.2 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
 - Hibiscus and Bays 1.7 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 9.9 14.6 0.7
 - Upper Harbour 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Kaipatiki 0.9 0.0 1.7 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Devonport-Takapuna 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
 - Henderson-Massey 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Waitakere Ranges 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n n
 - Great Barrier n n n n n n n n
 - Waiheke 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
 - Waitemata 4.1 0.0 10.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 20.9 7.4
 - Whau 1.4 0.0 2.6 3.7 1.4 0.0 8.2 0.0
 - Albert-Eden 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Puketapapa 1.6 1.2 2.1 0.0 2.5 0.0 22.8 0.0
 - Orakei 2.2 0.0 4.1 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 5.5 2.1 8.0 0.0 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Howick 0.5 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5 0.5
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 3.1 1.0 6.3 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 2.7 2.1 3.2 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 17.0
 - Manurewa 0.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Papakura 2.1 0.0 4.1 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Franklin 0.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Thames-Coromandel District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hauraki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Waikato District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 1.4 0.0 2.8 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hamilton City 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.9
Waipa District 2.1 4.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
Otorohanga District 17.2 19.6 15.3 18.7 x n x 17.1
South Waikato District 4.2 4.6 3.9 9.1 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Waitomo District 11.3 11.1 11.4 9.2 x x x 16.9
Taupo District 4.8 3.1 6.6 13.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 1.7 0.0 3.5 6.6 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Tauranga City 1.0 1.3 0.6 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Rotorua District 1.2 1.1 1.2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whakatane District 1.2 0.0 2.2 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 2.7
Kawerau District 41.1 38.9 43.6 49.3 n x x 0.0
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x 0.0
Gisborne District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wairoa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x n 0.0
Hastings District 2.0 1.0 2.9 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Napier City 3.6 1.1 6.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
Central Hawke's Bay District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
New Plymouth District 1.6 0.0 3.2 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Stratford District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n x x 0.0
South Taranaki District 2.4 0.0 4.8 0.0 x 0.0 x 3.8
Ruapehu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n 0.0
Wanganui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rangitikei District 7.2 0.0 25.7 11.0 116.4 0.0 x 0.0
Manawatu District 6.1 5.7 6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8
Palmerston North City 2.8 1.0 4.4 0.0 10.5 0.0 0.0 3.7
Tararua District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Horowhenua District 1.6 0.0 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
Kapiti Coast District 1.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Porirua City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Upper Hutt City 0.9 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Lower Hutt City 1.0 0.0 2.3 2.3 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0
Wellington City 0.9 0.0 1.8 0.0 6.8 0.0 6.4 0.0
Masterton District 1.1 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 1.6
Carterton District 0.0 x x n n n n 0.0
South Wairarapa District 5.6 10.7 0.0 22.9 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Tasman District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Marlborough District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kaikoura District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0
Buller District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x 0.0 0.0
Grey District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0
Westland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x n 0.0
Hurunui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x 0.0
Waimakariri District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Christchurch City 0.4 0.3 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Selwyn District 1.1 0.0 2.4 10.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashburton District 1.8 0.0 3.7 15.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Timaru District 1.6 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 n 0.0
Waimate District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory n n n n n n n n
Waitaki District 3.7 0.0 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 4.6
Central Otago District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 1.5 0.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
Clutha District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Southland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Gore District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0
Invercargill City 0.7 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 28.2 0.0 0.0
New Zealand1.40.62.22.42.50.33.31.0

Table 8: Percentage of expulsions, by behaviour (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual Disobedience Drugs(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical Assault on Other Students Physical Assault on Staff Verbal Assault on Other Students Verbal Assault on Staff Smoking or Alcohol Theft, Vandalism or Arson Other
2000 22.4 32.3 9.4 3.1 1.0 6.8 4.2 11.5 9.4
2001 26.0 24.7 15.3 3.3 2.0 6.0 6.7 7.3 8.7
2002 23.5 28.4 18.5 1.9 1.2 2.5 6.2 9.3 8.6
2003 24.1 22.9 16.3 3.0 3.0 6.0 3.6 10.8 10.2
2004 23.1 26.1 22.4 1.5 0.7 3.0 5.2 7.5 10.4
2005 27.8 21.9 22.5 2.6 0.0 2.0 2.6 11.3 9.3
2006 25.8 12.9 18.1 3.2 1.3 1.3 5.8 12.9 18.7
2007 23.6 16.3 20.2 6.7 1.7 4.5 4.5 11.2 11.2
2008 22.7 19.5 25.3 6.5 0.6 4.5 1.3 9.7 9.7
2009 25.3 25.8 16.8 1.6 0.5 2.6 3.7 11.6 12.1
2010 22.4 34.3 12.9 2.5 0.5 5.0 1.5 8.5 12.4
2011 22.4 25.5 23.0 2.5 0.6 1.9 1.9 11.2 11.2
2012 25.0 25.7 16.2 7.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 8.1 13.2
2013 22.6 34.3 19.7 2.9 0.0 3.6 2.9 2.9 10.9

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of expulsions, by behaviour (2000-2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual Disobedience Drugs
(Including
Substance Abuse)
Physical
Assault on
Other Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault on
Other Students
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Smoking
or Alcohol
Theft,
Vandalism
or Arson
Other Total
2000 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 2.5
2001 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.0
2002 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.1
2003 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.1
2004 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.6
2005 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.8
2006 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.8
2007 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1.9
2008 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.7
2009 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.0
2010 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 2.0
2011 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.6
2012 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.4
2013 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.4

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2013)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age >19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Female Male
Continual Disobedience 37.8 33.7 34.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 15.4 17.7 17.2
Physical Assault on Other Students 27.2 13.7 16.8
Physical Assault on Staff 2.4 5.6 4.9
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.8 1.0 1.4
Verbal Assault on Staff 5.3 4.8 4.9
Smoking or Alcohol 1.6 0.7 0.9
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 0.8 7.5 5.9
Other 6.5 15.3 13.3
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2013)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
Region Council1 Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northland Region 4.9 3.7 1.9 2.8 2.4 2.7 1.9 3.2 0.6 2.4 3.2 2.3 4.4 3.2
Auckland 2.8 2.5 3.3 3.0 2.2 2.4 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.4
Waikato Region 3.7 2.2 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.5 1.7 2.1 2.6 1.5 1.6 1.7
Bay of Plenty Region 1.8 2.2 1.4 2.7 2.4 1.8 1.4 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.9 1.5 0.8 1.7
Gisborne Region 3.9 0.0 2.1 1.0 0.0 0.9 1.9 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0
Hawkes Bay Region 3.6 3.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.8 2.1 0.8 3.3 2.0 2.0 1.2 2.5
Taranaki Region 2.4 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 2.3 0.4 1.6 0.8 0.4 4.7 1.5 0.7 1.5
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.2 2.4 3.0 2.6 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.8 1.1 2.0 2.4 3.2 2.4
Wellington Region 1.6 1.7 2.5 1.4 1.6 2.1 1.4 1.7 1.1 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.0
Tasman Region 1.4 1.3 1.4 0.0 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.3 2.2 1.1 2.2 1.1 0.0
Nelson Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.3 2.0 2.1 0.0
Marlborough Region 3.9 0.0 2.9 3.0 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.2 1.3 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0
West Coast Region 2.2 8.6 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 1.0 0.6
Otago Region 1.0 1.2 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.9 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.7 1.4
Southland Region 1.4 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 1.4 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.5
Chatham Islands County2 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
New Zealand Total2.52.02.12.11.61.81.81.91.72.02.01.61.41.4