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 (2014)
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 1,800 21.1
Male 4,526 51.2
Pasifika Female 495 13.6
Male 1,323 35.7
Asian Female 45 1.3
Male 298 7.9
Other Female 49 5.9
Male 180 21.5
European/Pākehā Female 1,192 6.3
Male 4,530 22.9
Total Female 3,581 10.1
Male 10,856 29.4

Table 2: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 50.0 51.2 52.3 55.1 54.4 56.5 57.8 53.9 52.4 51.5 49.6 45.1 42.2 38.8 36.4
Pasifika 30.7 30.5 34.2 35.1 35.3 39.9 43.4 36.2 32.6 34.3 33.9 29.5 27.3 26.5 24.7
Asian 6.2 7.0 7.3 7.5 7.2 7.4 7.9 7.6 7.5 8.1 7.0 6.4 5.9 5.3 4.7
Other 17.0 26.9 27.4 30.1 30.4 33.7 27.8 30.9 28.2 25.4 21.6 16.9 17.5 13.9 13.8
European/Pākehā 18.7 17.8 17.6 19.5 19.9 21.0 21.5 20.4 20.2 19.7 19.1 17.5 17.3 16.2 14.8
Total 25.1 25.1 25.6 27.5 27.8 29.5 30.4 28.4 27.7 27.4 26.5 24.1 23.1 21.5 20.0

Table 3: Number of stand-downs, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
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 6,325
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 1,818
Asian 246 283 342 404 413 432 472 467 471 535 477 443 413 378 343
Other 137 232 278 353 386 467 400 462 449 427 365 282 291 233 228
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 5,722
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 14,437

Table 4: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2014)
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.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
Māori Pasifika Asian European/Pākehā
1 (Low SES) 47.7 28.8 9.5 51.3 40.1
2 42.5 26.9 5.5 24.7 29.4
3 36.3 20.6 3.7 18.2 21.8
4 23.7 23.2 3.5 11.9 13.5
5 (High SES) 10.4 8.2 4.6 7.0 7.0

Table 5: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2014)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area 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+
Auckland 17.9 9.3 26.0 35.3 25.4 5.2 18.0 12.8 3.0 26.9 29.7
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 17.4 8.0 26.2 25.3 26.4 2.5 9.0 11.8 6.9 26.2 22.6
Canterbury 18.9 8.7 28.8 34.5 19.9 5.8 10.0 17.5 9.2 28.1 21.1
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 21.4 14.5 28.3 31.0 34.5 6.3 9.8 12.5 5.7 35.3 27.5
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 16.0 4.0 27.4 33.2 4.9 6.7 2.7 12.9 4.4 27.9 17.6
Otago/Southland 21.1 9.5 32.2 39.1 24.1 7.0 6.4 18.4 8.1 30.3 30.7
Tai Tokerau 34.2 17.1 51.1 49.3 56.6 1.5 29.0 16.4 4.1 59.8 47.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 25.2 13.1 36.7 43.8 28.1 1.9 11.9 18.3 7.2 40.4 34.4
Waikato 24.6 13.0 36.2 42.7 23.8 2.1 9.1 16.4 5.8 40.9 32.6
Wellington 17.4 9.2 25.1 35.8 19.4 2.9 9.3 12.2 2.8 26.6 28.9
New Zealand 20.0 10.1 29.4 36.4 24.7 4.7 13.8 14.8 5.1 31.1 28.8

Table 6: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2014)
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). 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. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  9. 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 34.2 17.1 51.1 49.3 56.6 1.5 29.0 16.4 4.1 59.8 47.0
Auckland Region 17.8 9.3 25.9 35.1 25.4 5.2 18.1 12.8 3.0 26.7 29.7
Waikato Region 24.6 12.3 36.8 43.0 23.3 1.9 9.8 16.1 6.4 40.5 31.6
Bay of Plenty Region 16.8 8.3 24.7 23.9 27.8 2.7 7.9 11.8 5.8 25.4 23.2
Gisborne Region 24.9 14.8 34.5 32.7 23.0 0.0 0.0 9.3 6.2 41.4 30.1
Hawkes Bay Region 20.3 14.5 26.3 30.1 36.2 7.0 12.5 13.0 5.5 33.3 26.7
Taranaki Region 25.0 13.3 36.2 51.4 34.0 3.6 13.0 15.5 7.1 36.0 41.5
Manawatu Wanganui Region 24.4 11.7 36.6 36.2 21.9 2.3 9.9 19.9 6.7 41.6 28.8
Wellington Region 16.9 9.3 24.1 36.6 19.9 2.7 9.5 11.7 2.6 25.5 29.1
Tasman Region 10.9 3.0 18.3 22.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.5 3.5 15.6 16.1
Nelson Region 15.7 4.6 26.6 35.5 0.0 8.1 0.0 12.7 4.5 27.9 20.7
Marlborough Region 17.5 1.6 32.3 33.1 12.2 11.6 9.9 13.7 6.0 32.9 11.1
West Coast Region 19.3 5.0 33.2 31.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.6 4.1 36.0 17.1
Canterbury Region 19.1 8.7 29.0 35.3 19.9 5.8 10.0 17.5 9.2 28.4 21.3
Otago Region 18.9 10.0 27.5 36.6 27.7 6.0 5.1 16.7 6.2 28.0 28.1
Southland Region 25.4 8.6 41.5 42.2 16.1 9.5 10.7 22.0 11.5 34.9 35.8
Chatham Islands County 34.5 66.6 0.0 46.5 n n n 0.0 0.0 41.7 n
New Zealand 20.0 10.1 29.4 36.4 24.7 4.7 13.8 14.8 5.1 31.1 28.8

Table 7: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2014)
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 41.0 23.3 58.2 53.5 21.5 0.0 0.0 16.2 5.1 66.5 69.4
Whangarei District 29.8 12.5 47.1 44.0 95.8 0.0 33.4 16.8 3.4 55.0 35.9
Kaipara District 29.6 16.1 43.3 49.9 0.0 17.0 73.6 15.1 3.3 57.7 21.7
Auckland
 - Rodney 21.6 10.4 31.8 47.9 4.7 0.0 0.0 16.8 7.4 29.8 25.3
 - Hibiscus and Bays 13.2 5.6 20.6 16.2 6.9 5.2 8.2 14.1 2.3 20.5 18.9
 - Upper Harbour 12.5 4.2 20.6 17.3 8.2 9.3 9.6 13.6 2.9 14.1 27.0
 - Kaipatiki 19.7 11.2 27.1 32.7 36.1 5.9 18.0 16.1 3.8 33.0 20.5
 - Devonport-Takapuna 6.8 2.4 10.9 2.5 5.2 7.2 7.9 7.2 0.7 7.8 15.4
 - Henderson-Massey 21.8 10.6 32.7 42.4 21.2 2.9 17.0 18.0 2.2 38.7 29.8
 - Waitakere Ranges 14.3 3.5 23.8 9.6 34.7 4.7 0.0 14.3 3.8 13.6 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n x 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
 - Waiheke 9.5 3.8 14.9 19.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0 8.1 13.4 0.0
 - Waitemata 13.1 5.4 22.5 18.5 19.5 6.4 4.1 9.9 1.3 18.7 26.9
 - Whau 11.9 6.7 16.4 17.0 10.5 2.2 7.0 18.2 3.4 17.4 20.1
 - Albert-Eden 6.6 2.7 10.4 10.4 15.8 2.3 17.8 5.3 0.6 9.1 13.6
 - Puketapapa 20.0 9.2 29.5 44.4 37.2 4.4 65.9 11.0 3.0 24.3 43.3
 - Orakei 12.9 8.0 17.4 30.3 33.3 7.8 13.0 8.4 0.6 14.4 33.9
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 35.1 18.5 50.1 41.2 41.2 10.0 35.9 29.1 1.9 60.5 52.3
 - Howick 7.8 3.7 11.6 14.7 9.0 2.7 16.7 9.6 2.0 8.4 17.2
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 32.5 24.2 43.4 46.6 30.2 14.9 77.5 35.8 0.6 48.9 64.3
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 22.1 10.5 31.3 29.9 21.5 12.6 72.2 33.0 1.6 28.8 49.2
 - Manurewa 31.9 21.2 42.2 46.6 27.9 3.8 17.0 32.0 9.5 46.4 43.1
 - Papakura 49.7 26.9 71.6 77.3 61.8 1.3 11.1 29.1 10.0 79.4 70.6
 - Franklin 20.3 6.0 32.8 36.6 35.2 3.6 4.9 13.7 2.0 33.4 27.9
Thames-Coromandel District 21.4 10.3 32.8 35.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 4.6 42.1 13.2
Hauraki District 23.5 15.3 31.4 46.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.5 8.9 24.4 54.8
Waikato District 29.5 14.4 44.2 44.9 46.2 0.0 0.0 14.7 2.2 41.5 63.9
Matamata-Piako District 26.7 11.9 41.8 30.3 0.0 11.8 8.5 27.8 3.5 42.6 44.2
Hamilton City 22.0 11.5 32.5 45.3 21.2 0.7 7.0 13.0 6.1 43.2 21.3
Waipa District 18.9 11.6 26.5 33.0 8.6 9.4 48.2 14.5 6.6 26.2 28.4
Otorohanga District 21.2 5.3 35.9 34.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5 6.4 35.8 15.5
South Waikato District 46.8 29.0 63.5 54.0 41.1 9.0 0.0 41.2 14.3 71.5 61.1
Waitomo District 40.1 14.4 63.7 54.5 27.9 0.8 0.0 18.9 2.6 50.8 98.0
Taupo District 21.0 3.6 38.3 34.1 10.6 0.0 29.7 12.3 14.3 29.2 15.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 24.4 6.2 41.9 33.4 31.5 3.4 0.0 21.8 1.8 32.5 53.2
Tauranga City 17.3 8.3 25.7 30.6 35.6 1.8 7.5 12.4 7.6 26.5 22.0
Rotorua District 13.4 7.0 19.2 18.3 12.3 4.9 14.0 7.1 7.2 20.2 13.5
Whakatane District 14.5 8.2 20.2 19.8 41.3 0.0 0.0 5.6 3.7 23.7 19.3
Kawerau District 30.4 29.8 30.9 34.2 0.0 0.0 x 7.6 2.1 46.5 56.4
Opotiki District 23.8 20.3 27.2 26.4 43.7 0.0 0.0 5.2 2.6 37.7 40.5
Gisborne District 24.9 14.8 34.5 32.7 23.0 0.0 0.0 9.3 6.2 41.4 30.1
Wairoa District 7.0 1.6 12.3 8.1 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 11.1 13.6
Hastings District 21.5 20.2 22.7 36.4 37.9 11.3 20.8 10.7 7.3 33.0 28.9
Napier City 20.9 9.9 33.4 29.3 32.2 0.0 0.0 16.5 4.9 37.0 26.3
Central Hawke's Bay District 16.6 8.3 22.9 25.6 60.9 0.0 0.0 9.4 1.1 31.2 18.8
New Plymouth District 20.4 10.1 30.0 41.3 36.6 4.5 15.6 13.3 3.9 28.5 39.5
Stratford District 42.4 20.2 69.0 97.0 130.1 0.0 0.0 26.0 8.6 75.2 55.0
South Taranaki District 33.6 21.2 44.7 61.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.1 15.6 42.8 42.3
Ruapehu District 19.4 2.4 34.2 22.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.3 4.2 28.9 29.7
Wanganui District 25.6 11.2 39.5 40.2 48.2 0.0 0.0 16.7 15.5 41.2 23.0
Rangitikei District 22.8 6.6 49.4 25.8 56.4 0.0 67.4 17.7 5.0 31.8 43.0
Manawatu District 35.2 13.7 54.2 49.3 70.8 0.0 0.0 30.1 11.3 53.2 49.0
Palmerston North City 22.7 15.4 29.5 39.3 14.7 1.7 10.5 19.6 2.7 44.3 25.5
Tararua District 28.7 9.1 46.7 46.4 22.0 20.9 0.0 19.1 1.6 44.5 46.7
Horowhenua District 18.6 7.5 29.9 23.2 8.5 6.4 0.0 17.7 6.1 32.4 17.5
Kapiti Coast District 11.9 4.3 19.3 19.0 8.1 0.0 9.3 10.2 7.1 19.4 9.0
Porirua City 21.4 7.8 34.6 31.5 20.0 0.0 25.5 14.1 1.6 31.3 38.8
Upper Hutt City 17.2 15.4 18.2 30.6 12.4 2.0 4.8 15.4 5.7 23.2 30.5
Lower Hutt City 25.6 16.1 36.2 49.4 26.7 4.3 7.3 17.2 2.4 35.6 52.9
Wellington City 6.7 2.3 10.9 15.1 14.0 2.3 9.7 4.7 0.2 10.0 13.1
Masterton District 32.8 21.0 45.4 64.7 50.0 0.0 0.0 21.2 5.9 54.8 50.2
Carterton District 30.8 9.9 50.1 13.0 117.4 0.0 x 33.3 5.7 38.8 0.0
South Wairarapa District 58.7 32.8 81.0 117.8 0.0 71.5 0.0 28.2 6.1 104.2 85.5
Tasman District 10.9 3.0 18.3 22.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.5 3.5 15.6 16.1
Nelson City 15.7 4.6 26.6 35.5 0.0 8.1 0.0 12.7 4.5 27.9 20.7
Marlborough District 17.5 1.6 32.3 33.1 12.2 11.6 9.9 13.7 6.0 32.9 11.1
Kaikoura District 50.6 28.8 75.6 85.8 x 0.0 x 27.3 0.0 90.4 63.2
Buller District 34.4 10.2 57.8 89.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.0 1.6 69.6 29.6
Grey District 15.3 3.9 26.5 13.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.9 6.3 26.1 13.9
Westland District 6.9 0.0 13.4 10.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 3.7 9.7 5.7
Hurunui District 13.5 0.0 26.3 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 13.1 5.2 15.7
Waimakariri District 11.4 5.0 17.9 16.3 0.0 8.9 0.0 11.0 3.1 17.2 17.0
Christchurch City 21.2 10.3 31.6 40.9 20.7 5.9 11.6 19.5 11.3 33.4 19.8
Selwyn District 13.2 3.6 22.6 16.3 25.5 5.1 34.9 12.7 4.2 18.8 18.9
Ashburton District 12.5 1.7 22.3 12.7 4.3 3.3 0.0 14.1 3.9 19.2 16.7
Timaru District 21.5 11.5 31.6 36.8 44.0 9.3 0.0 19.5 12.7 24.5 36.4
Mackenzie District 5.1 0.0 9.2 20.7 0.0 0.0 n 2.2 0.0 8.3 9.3
Waimate District 30.7 15.9 47.2 56.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.1 9.2 43.8 31.3
Chatham Islands Territory 34.5 66.6 0.0 46.5 n n n 0.0 0.0 41.7 n
Waitaki District 24.2 10.3 37.7 44.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.2 6.6 45.4 24.5
Central Otago District 14.6 8.8 20.5 53.4 78.6 0.0 0.0 8.2 3.6 22.8 21.2
Queenstown-Lakes District 8.6 2.1 15.1 6.1 38.5 18.2 0.0 7.7 0.5 8.1 26.3
Dunedin City 19.2 10.1 27.7 36.6 32.6 3.9 7.6 16.8 9.0 27.5 26.4
Clutha District 26.9 19.9 33.7 36.1 54.9 0.0 0.0 25.8 1.8 37.9 57.5
Southland District 26.5 6.6 42.7 40.4 33.7 4.8 0.0 25.1 3.9 32.9 59.1
Gore District 29.8 5.5 52.9 70.8 0.0 24.3 0.0 22.7 28.7 33.8 31.2
Invercargill City 24.1 9.9 38.4 38.3 15.8 10.9 16.8 20.7 12.0 35.9 30.0
New Zealand 20.0 10.1 29.4 36.4 24.7 4.7 13.8 14.8 5.1 31.1 28.8

Table 8: Percentage of stand-downs by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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
200024.85.023.02.12.316.110.28.28.3
200125.35.523.72.02.315.79.87.68.1
200225.96.022.32.22.216.09.37.28.9
200324.84.723.62.32.517.37.67.99.3
200425.24.824.92.12.415.67.47.79.8
200525.85.824.82.62.215.27.06.99.6
200626.14.424.42.62.115.17.57.710.0
200725.54.925.32.82.214.17.88.09.4
200825.15.825.82.81.914.97.07.69.1
200923.37.025.72.82.114.66.58.19.9
201021.78.025.92.82.614.36.58.29.8
201121.97.625.52.72.514.95.97.711.3
201222.77.126.02.92.713.66.37.711.0
201322.88.026.03.32.612.95.26.912.3
201423.08.124.83.82.512.74.97.213.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rates per 1,000 students of stand-downs, by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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 6.2 1.2 5.8 0.5 0.6 4.0 2.6 2.1 2.1 25.1
2001 6.3 1.4 5.9 0.5 0.6 3.9 2.4 1.9 2.0 25.1
2002 6.6 1.5 5.7 0.6 0.6 4.1 2.4 1.8 2.3 25.6
2003 6.8 1.3 6.5 0.6 0.7 4.8 2.1 2.2 2.6 27.5
2004 7.0 1.3 6.9 0.6 0.7 4.3 2.0 2.1 2.7 27.8
2005 7.6 1.7 7.3 0.8 0.7 4.5 2.1 2.0 2.8 29.5
2006 7.9 1.3 7.4 0.8 0.6 4.6 2.3 2.3 3.0 30.4
2007 7.3 1.4 7.2 0.8 0.6 4.0 2.2 2.3 2.7 28.4
2008 6.9 1.6 7.1 0.8 0.5 4.1 1.9 2.1 2.5 27.7
2009 6.4 1.9 7.1 0.8 0.6 4.0 1.8 2.2 2.7 27.4
2010 5.8 2.1 6.9 0.8 0.7 3.8 1.7 2.2 2.6 26.5
2011 5.3 1.8 6.1 0.6 0.6 3.6 1.4 1.9 2.7 24.1
2012 5.2 1.6 6.0 0.7 0.6 3.1 1.5 1.8 2.5 23.1
2013 4.9 1.7 5.6 0.7 0.6 2.8 1.1 1.5 2.6 21.5
2014 4.6 1.6 5.0 0.8 0.5 2.5 1.0 1.4 2.6 20.0

Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2014)
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 24.3 22.6 23.0
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 10.8 7.2 8.1
Physical Assault on Other Students 20.1 26.3 24.8
Physical Assault on Staff 2.0 4.3 3.8
Verbal Assault on Other Students 3.1 2.3 2.5
Verbal Assault on Staff 11.6 13.1 12.7
Smoking or Alcohol 9.1 3.5 4.9
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 8.5 6.8 7.2
Other 10.6 13.9 13.1
Total 100 100 100

Table 11: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Northland Region 45.3 44.7 47.4 41.1 43.0 42.4 44.6 35.0 35.6 39.1 43.1 37.9 36.2 42.9 34.2
Auckland 20.0 21.2 22.7 24.0 23.7 25.9 27.8 26.0 23.8 24.0 24.7 22.8 20.8 19.2 17.8
Waikato Region 25.4 27.5 30.6 31.3 31.2 31.3 33.0 31.3 31.9 32.3 29.3 30.6 30.3 26.1 24.6
Bay of Plenty Region 25.2 23.3 23.9 23.4 28.4 26.4 18.9 15.9 13.3 14.6 17.2 14.1 16.8 14.0 16.8
Gisborne Region 31.9 24.6 33.0 34.2 32.8 41.5 40.4 41.3 39.6 34.7 33.1 25.3 23.5 21.5 24.9
Hawkes Bay Region 27.8 27.0 29.1 29.0 28.3 30.1 32.0 29.6 29.0 29.9 25.7 28.7 26.8 22.8 20.3
Taranaki Region 20.8 23.1 27.5 25.9 28.1 32.7 33.8 35.2 29.3 30.7 28.9 25.7 26.1 22.0 25.0
Manawatu Wanganui Region 31.2 32.5 35.6 41.1 39.0 40.9 45.9 42.8 43.1 38.1 35.4 34.6 33.9 28.8 24.4
Wellington Region 22.8 22.3 20.1 23.7 25.8 25.1 28.2 25.6 26.7 27.3 25.2 22.2 17.7 18.9 16.9
Tasman Region 25.6 22.6 22.9 20.4 23.6 24.8 18.9 17.0 21.9 13.1 13.1 11.1 11.8 11.9 10.9
Nelson Region 16.4 16.2 12.8 16.7 18.4 21.8 19.1 22.6 28.1 27.9 17.2 13.4 14.7 13.7 15.7
Marlborough Region 21.7 22.2 25.4 24.8 14.0 18.1 21.0 19.6 23.2 18.1 21.6 13.3 14.0 14.3 17.5
West Coast Region 51.7 52.9 37.8 45.6 28.8 34.2 44.5 28.8 35.1 50.5 25.8 27.3 23.7 19.2 19.3
Canterbury Region 29.4 27.4 21.2 30.7 31.5 34.9 31.2 32.1 29.7 28.9 27.1 19.5 22.4 21.8 19.1
Otago Region 19.0 19.0 18.9 19.4 19.0 23.6 23.1 19.4 23.5 25.2 23.1 22.9 21.9 20.0 18.9
Southland Region 26.8 24.5 30.9 29.4 26.2 32.9 43.1 47.1 49.0 37.2 36.4 33.7 28.3 26.9 25.4
Chatham Islands County2 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.9 78.8 26.0 0.0 0.0 31.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.5
New Zealand Total 25.1 25.1 25.6 27.5 27.8 29.5 30.4 28.4 27.7 27.4 26.5 24.1 23.1 21.5 20.0
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2014)
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 362 4.2
Male 991 11.3
Pasifika Female 47 1.3
Male 236 6.4
Asian Female 4 0.1
Male 27 0.7
Other Female 4 0.5
Male 31 3.8
European/Pākehā Female 176 0.9
Male 814 4.1
Total Female 593 1.7
Male 2,099 5.7

Table 2: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 18.6 16.9 16.7 15.9 14.7 15.8 15.1 14.0 12.8 14.2 12.3 11.2 10.4 9.0 7.8
Pasifika 8.3 8.8 9.1 8.1 8.8 9.0 10.2 8.4 7.0 7.8 6.4 5.3 4.4 4.2 3.9
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 0.4
Other 3.5 6.1 6.7 6.5 7.1 6.9 6.3 7.2 6.8 7.3 4.8 3.7 2.8 2.4 2.1
European/Pākehā 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.6
Total 7.7 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.9 6.8 6.3 6.0 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.6 4.3 3.7

Table 3: Number of suspensions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
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 1,353
Pasifika 414 459 508 482 548 585 681 578 487 556 470 391 321 308 283
Asian 51 54 58 106 74 81 73 72 74 81 64 56 49 53 31
Other 28 52 67 76 90 95 90 106 106 121 80 62 46 39 35
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 1,141 990
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 2,692

Table 4: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2014)
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) 9.4 4.3 0.5 7.6 7.0
2 8.9 4.9 0.5 4.2 5.6
3 8.7 2.9 0.5 3.0 4.3
4 5.0 3.6 0.4 2.1 2.4
5 (High SES) 2.9 1.1 0.3 1.4 1.4

Table 5: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Education Region (2014)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area 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+ 
Auckland 2.8 1.1 4.5 6.2 3.9 0.4 2.8 2.0 0.3 4.0 5.5
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 5.0 2.6 7.2 9.2 3.0 0.0 1.0 2.1 0.9 8.5 6.7
Canterbury 2.9 1.1 4.5 4.7 2.9 0.7 2.5 2.7 0.9 4.0 4.8
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 4.7 1.6 7.8 7.1 4.2 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.1 8.1 5.6
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 4.0 1.7 6.2 11.9 3.4 1.2 0.0 2.3 0.4 6.6 6.3
Otago/Southland 3.7 1.2 6.0 7.9 2.9 0.5 1.4 3.0 1.0 5.2 6.2
Tai Tokerau 7.0 4.1 9.8 10.9 6.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.5 10.3 14.1
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 5.0 2.5 7.5 8.3 5.5 0.5 4.3 3.8 0.4 7.8 9.5
Waikato 5.1 2.9 7.4 9.1 7.5 0.3 0.9 3.2 0.4 8.3 8.7
Wellington 2.9 1.3 4.3 6.3 2.8 0.4 1.0 1.9 0.3 4.5 4.9
New Zealand 3.7 1.7 5.7 7.8 3.9 0.4 2.1 2.6 0.5 5.7 6.4

Table 6: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2014)
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 4.1 9.8 10.9 6.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.5 10.3 14.1
Auckland Region 2.8 1.1 4.4 6.2 3.9 0.4 2.8 2.0 0.3 3.9 5.4
Waikato Region 5.2 2.7 7.6 9.2 6.9 0.2 0.8 3.2 0.5 8.3 8.9
Bay of Plenty Region 4.9 2.7 7.1 9.1 3.3 0.0 1.1 2.1 0.8 8.5 6.6
Gisborne Region 5.9 2.1 9.5 8.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.3 10.0 4.5
Hawkes Bay Region 4.3 1.5 7.2 6.6 4.9 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.7 7.5 6.0
Taranaki Region 5.0 2.8 7.0 9.2 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.2 6.8 11.2
Manawatu Wanganui Region 5.2 2.1 8.3 7.8 6.0 1.1 6.7 4.0 0.7 8.6 8.3
Wellington Region 2.6 1.3 3.8 6.2 2.7 0.3 1.0 1.7 0.2 4.1 4.6
Tasman Region 2.8 1.4 4.1 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0 3.8 6.3
Nelson Region 4.4 2.8 6.1 13.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.9 0.7 9.0 5.7
Marlborough Region 5.5 1.3 9.5 19.8 8.4 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.8 9.0 8.1
West Coast Region 2.0 0.0 3.9 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 3.9 2.3
Canterbury Region 2.9 1.1 4.6 5.0 2.9 0.7 2.5 2.7 0.8 4.0 4.9
Otago Region 3.5 1.4 5.5 9.4 4.1 0.8 1.8 2.7 0.8 5.8 4.9
Southland Region 4.0 1.0 6.8 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 1.4 4.2 8.7
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand Total 3.7 1.7 5.7 7.8 3.9 0.4 2.1 2.6 0.5 5.7 6.4

Table 7: Age Standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2014)
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 4.6 11.1 9.5 5.1 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.4 11.3 17.9
Whangarei District 4.7 2.3 7.2 8.1 9.5 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.7 6.9 8.9
Kaipara District 14.4 10.8 18.2 32.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 21.9 27.2
Auckland           
- Rodney 6.4 3.1 9.3 9.8 4.7 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 6.7 18.7
 - Hibiscus and Bays 3.5 1.5 5.4 4.4 0.0 0.0 1.7 3.9 0.2 4.8 6.9
 - Upper Harbour 1.2 0.4 2.1 1.1 0.0 0.9 2.6 1.3 0.6 1.5 2.3
 - Kaipatiki 4.4 2.4 6.0 7.0 6.8 0.9 0.0 4.3 0.2 7.1 5.8
 - Devonport-Takapuna 1.1 0.1 2.0 3.2 1.2 0.2 2.5 1.1 0.0 1.2 2.7
 - Henderson-Massey 3.7 1.4 5.9 11.0 2.6 0.4 0.0 1.7 0.7 7.5 2.8
 - Waitakere Ranges 2.6 0.9 4.1 5.8 4.3 6.5 0.0 0.8 0.3 2.4 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x n x 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
 - Waiheke 1.9 2.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 2.0 2.2 0.0
 - Waitemata 1.8 0.9 2.9 2.4 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.4 4.5
 - Whau 1.9 0.2 3.5 3.4 2.9 0.0 5.6 0.9 0.2 2.9 3.9
 - Albert-Eden 1.5 0.1 2.8 3.6 4.1 0.2 3.6 1.0 0.0 1.3 4.3
 - Puketapapa 3.6 1.7 5.2 8.7 6.7 1.0 10.0 1.5 0.5 3.2 9.6
 - Orakei 0.8 0.4 1.2 1.8 1.8 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.2 1.0 1.3
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 7.0 5.2 8.6 13.0 7.3 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.0 10.1 14.4
 - Howick 1.6 0.4 2.8 3.0 4.0 0.5 1.7 1.8 0.1 2.9 2.3
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 4.0 1.6 7.5 9.3 3.3 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 5.3 9.2
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 3.1 1.0 4.7 4.6 3.6 0.3 6.7 0.0 0.1 2.4 10.1
 - Manurewa 2.9 1.2 4.6 4.9 2.4 0.0 7.4 0.7 0.7 5.1 2.2
 - Papakura 6.3 3.2 9.3 10.1 7.6 1.4 0.0 3.4 1.4 7.4 14.0
 - Franklin 2.7 0.2 4.9 4.3 8.8 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.4 2.9 6.5
Thames-Coromandel District 8.3 4.4 12.4 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.7 13.6 13.2
Hauraki District 5.0 3.6 6.4 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 8.6 9.3
Waikato District 6.5 2.8 10.0 8.6 8.8 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0 9.0 13.0
Matamata-Piako District 5.1 1.7 8.5 9.9 9.7 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.4 9.0 7.2
Hamilton City 4.1 2.8 5.5 7.6 3.5 0.3 1.2 3.0 0.3 6.9 7.7
Waipa District 1.8 0.5 3.1 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 2.5 3.4
Otorohanga District 15.8 9.3 21.7 25.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.0 31.8 10.4
South Waikato District 12.0 6.5 17.1 11.8 26.0 0.0 0.0 9.6 2.3 16.6 21.6
Waitomo District 5.1 1.3 8.5 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 1.3 3.1 16.9
Taupo District 4.3 0.7 8.0 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.2 6.7 5.9
Western Bay of Plenty District 5.1 1.3 8.7 9.5 5.1 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.7 6.8 8.9
Tauranga City 2.6 0.7 4.4 5.7 3.5 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.2 3.8 3.6
Rotorua District 7.4 6.2 8.6 11.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.7 14.4 8.0
Whakatane District 5.8 2.9 8.4 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.4 9.5 10.0
Kawerau District 30.8 18.9 39.9 29.8 0.0 0.0 x 37.9 0.0 59.4 35.9
Opotiki District 3.1 1.3 4.8 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 10.1
Gisborne District 5.9 2.1 9.5 8.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.3 10.0 4.5
Wairoa District 11.3 1.6 20.7 12.9 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 16.6 22.7
Hastings District 3.8 1.7 5.8 5.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.7 5.6 6.4
Napier City 4.8 1.6 8.5 7.4 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.7 1.0 9.6 4.8
Central Hawke's Bay District 1.6 0.0 2.8 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0
New Plymouth District 3.6 1.6 5.5 7.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.4 6.2 5.8
Stratford District 10.3 10.3 10.3 8.6 115.6 0.0 0.0 10.6 0.0 11.3 30.0
South Taranaki District 7.4 3.4 11.1 14.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 6.7 24.8
Ruapehu District 6.2 1.2 10.5 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 1.1 10.5 6.6
Wanganui District 4.2 1.8 6.5 6.3 10.9 0.0 9.0 2.6 0.4 10.0 2.2
Rangitikei District 9.7 5.8 16.5 14.2 12.1 0.0 0.0 6.8 1.0 8.2 31.0
Manawatu District 3.3 1.0 5.4 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 5.7 5.7
Palmerston North City 5.4 2.2 8.3 9.0 5.3 0.8 7.9 4.3 0.5 8.6 9.5
Tararua District 7.0 1.7 11.7 7.0 40.1 21.2 0.0 5.4 0.0 10.4 12.2
Horowhenua District 5.1 1.7 8.6 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 2.6 7.1 6.2
Kapiti Coast District 3.1 1.9 4.3 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.3 5.3 4.8
Porirua City 4.2 2.0 6.2 5.7 4.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.2 4.8 9.9
Upper Hutt City 2.2 2.1 2.2 4.2 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.1 3.0 3.3
Lower Hutt City 2.5 1.4 3.7 6.1 1.9 0.6 2.5 1.0 0.0 4.8 2.8
Wellington City 1.3 0.4 2.2 3.5 1.6 0.2 1.0 1.1 0.0 1.4 3.6
Masterton District 5.5 2.0 9.2 13.2 15.3 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.6 9.3 9.1
Carterton District 3.0 0.0 5.7 17.8 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0
South Wairarapa District 9.0 4.5 12.8 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 20.8 6.6
Tasman District 2.8 1.4 4.1 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0 3.8 6.3
Nelson City 4.4 2.8 6.1 13.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.9 0.7 9.0 5.7
Marlborough District 5.5 1.3 9.5 19.8 8.4 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.8 9.0 8.1
Kaikoura District 11.3 4.1 20.0 22.0 x 0.0 x 4.0 0.0 10.6 31.6
Buller District 3.6 0.0 7.1 13.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 5.4 7.4
Grey District 1.4 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 3.7 0.0
Westland District 1.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.4 0.0
Hurunui District 3.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 2.6 1.7 0.0
Waimakariri District 2.2 0.5 3.9 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.8 2.1 5.0
Christchurch City 2.7 1.2 4.2 5.2 1.2 0.8 3.3 2.6 0.9 4.4 3.5
Selwyn District 1.4 0.0 2.8 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.8 0.7 3.8
Ashburton District 1.9 0.0 3.6 3.2 4.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.4 3.2 2.2
Timaru District 5.8 2.4 9.3 7.7 30.0 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.7 7.3 13.4
Mackenzie District 3.5 0.0 6.3 0.0 160.3 0.0 n 2.3 0.0 0.0 18.7
Waimate District 6.0 5.6 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0 9.4 7.8
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 6.4 2.5 10.2 22.2 4.6 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0 15.1 4.7
Central Otago District 2.3 2.2 2.3 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 3.8 3.8
Queenstown-Lakes District 1.4 0.0 2.8 3.1 0.0 3.7 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.8
Dunedin City 3.2 1.2 5.1 9.1 3.1 0.0 2.7 2.5 1.4 4.4 5.3
Clutha District 4.6 1.4 7.8 2.2 27.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 8.6 5.7
Southland District 5.0 1.2 8.0 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 0.0 5.1 15.2
Gore District 4.4 0.9 7.7 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 1.2 5.0 9.2
Invercargill City 3.6 1.0 6.2 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 2.2 3.7 6.6
New Zealand 3.7 1.7 5.7 7.8 3.9 0.4 2.1 2.6 0.5 5.7 6.4

Table 8: Percentage of suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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
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
2014 25.9 23.7 15.2 5.9 1.6 5.3 2.2 5.5 14.6

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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 7.6
2001 1.7 2.3 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 7.1
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 0.6 6.9
2006 1.8 1.4 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7 6.8
2007 1.7 1.3 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.7 6.3
2008 1.8 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 5.9
2009 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.6 6.4
2010 1.4 1.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 5.7
2011 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.6 5.1
2012 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.6 4.6
2013 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 4.3
2014 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 3.7


Table 10: Percentage of suspensions for each behaviour, by gender (2014)
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 25.3 26.1 25.9
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 24.5 23.4 23.7
Physical Assault on Other Students 17.4 14.6 15.2
Physical Assault on Staff 3.9 6.5 5.9
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.4 1.4 1.6
Verbal Assault on Staff 4.7 5.5 5.3
Smoking or Alcohol 4.2 1.7 2.2
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 6.2 5.3 5.5
Other 11.5 15.4 14.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Northland Region 15.9 14.2 12.0 11.6 11.4 11.2 9.9 8.3 8.5 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.5 6.9 7.0
Auckland 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.2 5.5 6.1 5.9 5.6 4.9 5.6 4.8 4.3 3.3 3.1 2.8
Waikato Region 9.1 8.9 9.1 7.7 7.9 8.6 8.1 7.2 7.6 8.3 7.0 7.3 6.4 6.8 5.2
Bay of Plenty Region 11.4 10.8 11.1 8.6 8.1 9.7 7.8 6.8 5.2 7.8 6.4 6.0 6.5 4.7 4.9
Gisborne Region 10.3 4.9 7.8 5.7 4.9 10.0 10.2 10.4 7.6 6.6 3.7 4.7 5.7 5.8 5.9
Hawkes Bay Region 8.6 7.0 5.3 7.0 5.4 7.2 6.0 6.6 7.2 5.7 6.1 6.5 6.2 5.8 4.3
Taranaki Region 4.3 4.0 5.5 5.1 6.4 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.0 8.3 5.8 4.5 4.2 5.0
Manawatu Wanganui Region 8.8 9.2 9.1 7.8 8.8 7.6 10.5 10.4 9.6 9.7 9.3 7.8 7.7 6.2 5.2
Wellington Region 7.3 6.3 5.9 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.4 5.2 5.4 5.9 4.3 3.8 2.5 3.2 2.6
Tasman Region 8.6 7.1 7.4 7.3 9.5 5.1 7.7 6.2 5.9 5.4 3.3 2.7 2.0 2.3 2.8
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 4.4
Marlborough Region 8.7 9.0 10.4 12.2 7.4 8.5 7.6 8.1 7.1 8.2 7.1 8.3 8.6 6.0 5.5
West Coast Region 18.9 17.7 13.8 10.6 5.3 6.0 10.4 6.2 8.9 10.1 5.2 4.3 5.3 4.3 2.0
Canterbury Region 6.4 5.7 5.7 6.5 6.2 6.7 5.5 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.2 3.4 4.6 4.0 2.9
Otago Region 4.8 4.3 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.7 3.9 3.8 5.6 4.3 3.7 3.3 2.9 3.5
Southland Region 5.6 5.4 7.2 5.5 4.6 5.7 6.7 8.6 7.9 8.6 8.6 5.8 5.6 4.2 4.0
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.4 39.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total 7.7 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.9 6.8 6.3 6.0 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.6 4.3 3.7
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2014)
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 100 1.3
Male 365 4.7
Pasifika Female 15 0.5
Male 87 2.7
Asian Female 2 0.1
Male 5 0.2
Other Female 2 0.3
Male 14 2.0
European/Pākehā Female 49 0.3
Male 262 1.5
Total Female 168 0.6
Male 732 2.3

Table 2: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 6.2 5.1 5.3 5.3 4.9 5.4 5.4 4.9 4.4 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.0
Pasifika 3.4 3.1 3.8 3.2 3.4 3.7 4.0 3.3 2.8 3.1 2.8 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6
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 0.1
Other 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 3.3 2.6 3.0 2.0 1.8 1.1 0.9 1.1
European/Pākehā 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.2 0.9
Total 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.4

Table 3: Number of exclusions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 736 629 690 715 698 785 789 718 659 769 707 672 602 538 464
Pasifika 148 144 187 171 191 213 234 198 173 196 179 139 121 105 102
Asian 20 11 10 23 13 16 16 20 16 17 19 7 12 20 7
Other 12 14 15 19 31 32 28 41 35 43 28 25 16 12 16
European/Pākehā 625 515 580 554 507 566 484 456 481 472 487 469 366 389 311
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 1,064 900

Table 4: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2014)
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) 3.6 1.4 0.5 3.7 2.7
2 3.3 2.8 0.1 1.6 2.3
3 3.5 1.2 0.3 1.2 1.7
4 2.0 1.7 0.0 0.6 0.8
5 (High SES) 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5

Table 5: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2014)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area 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+
Auckland 1.3 0.5 2.1 3.1 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.7 0.1 1.7 5.5
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 1.7 0.8 2.5 3.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.3 2.7 4.2
Canterbury 1.1 0.4 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.4 1.7 2.1
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 2.0 0.5 3.4 2.7 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.6 3.1 3.9
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 1.3 0.3 2.3 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.2 2.0 4.3
Otago/Southland 1.5 0.5 2.5 3.4 0.8 0.0 1.6 1.2 0.5 2.0 5.0
Tai Tokerau 2.4 1.6 3.3 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.2 3.9 7.3
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 2.4 1.0 3.7 4.4 1.6 0.6 2.6 1.6 0.1 3.9 7.8
Waikato 1.4 0.6 2.2 2.4 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 2.3 3.8
Wellington 0.9 0.3 1.6 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.1 1.5 2.3
New Zealand 1.4 0.6 2.3 3.0 1.6 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.2 2.2 4.6

Table 6: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2014)
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 2.4 1.6 3.3 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.2 3.9 7.3
Auckland Region 1.3 0.4 2.0 3.1 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.7 0.1 1.7 5.4
Waikato Region 1.5 0.6 2.4 2.7 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 2.4 4.6
Bay of Plenty Region 1.7 0.8 2.4 3.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.3 2.6 3.9
Gisborne Region 1.7 0.5 2.7 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.0 2.2 1.6
Hawkes Bay Region 2.1 0.5 3.6 2.9 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.4 3.4 4.6
Taranaki Region 1.7 0.4 3.0 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 2.8 5.8
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.7 1.2 4.2 4.1 1.5 1.3 3.9 2.0 0.3 4.3 8.2
Wellington Region 0.8 0.3 1.3 2.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.1 1.4 2.0
Tasman Region 0.9 0.0 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.0 6.0
Nelson Region 2.6 0.5 4.7 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.7 5.0 5.1
Marlborough Region 0.9 0.4 1.4 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 4.3
West Coast Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.1 0.4 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.3 1.7 2.1
Otago Region 1.2 0.5 1.9 3.4 1.2 0.0 2.1 0.9 0.4 1.9 2.6
Southland Region 2.1 0.6 3.6 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.8 2.1 9.7
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand  1.4 0.6 2.3 3.0 1.6 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.2 2.2 4.6

Table 7: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2014)
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 2.0 1.3 2.8 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.2 2.8 8.6
Whangarei District 2.6 1.8 3.4 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.2 4.4 6.7
Kaipara District 3.2 1.5 4.9 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 5.3
Auckland
 - Rodney 1.3 0.8 1.7 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.8 5.2
 - Hibiscus and Bays 1.0 0.3 1.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.1 6.4
 - Upper Harbour 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.2
 - Kaipatiki 1.6 1.1 2.1 3.2 4.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.2 2.7 2.1
 - Devonport-Takapuna 0.7 0.0 1.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.7 0.0 0.7 4.2
 - Henderson-Massey 2.0 0.8 3.2 4.8 1.4 0.4 0.0 1.5 0.1 3.6 4.4
 - Waitakere Ranges 0.9 0.0 1.7 2.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 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 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.3
 - Whau 1.3 0.2 2.2 1.7 2.3 0.0 3.3 0.6 0.2 1.5 6.2
 - Albert-Eden 0.9 0.1 1.6 2.4 2.9 0.0 4.2 0.3 0.0 1.0 4.9
 - Puketapapa 2.0 0.7 3.1 4.9 4.6 0.0 7.1 0.6 0.3 1.9 12.7
 - Orakei 0.4 0.2 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 2.7
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 4.7 3.0 6.1 9.7 4.1 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 5.5 26.4
 - Howick 0.6 0.0 1.1 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.0 0.8 0.0 1.2 0.5
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 1.4 0.8 2.2 5.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 2.3
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 1.0 0.0 1.8 2.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 6.5
 - Manurewa 2.1 1.0 3.0 3.3 1.7 0.0 4.4 0.9 0.4 3.1 4.3
 - Papakura 2.4 0.6 4.1 3.7 4.3 1.6 0.0 0.4 0.3 2.6 12.8
 - Franklin 1.2 0.0 2.3 1.6 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.2 1.2 6.5
Thames-Coromandel District 1.9 0.6 3.2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.7 3.4 0.0
Hauraki District 1.5 0.0 2.9 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.2 6.6
Waikato District 2.0 0.7 3.2 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 2.6 8.1
Matamata-Piako District 2.0 0.0 4.0 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.6 4.9
Hamilton City 1.1 0.8 1.4 1.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.1 2.2 2.4
Waipa District 0.7 0.3 1.2 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 5.6
Otorohanga District 3.0 0.0 5.6 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.0
South Waikato District 3.3 1.2 5.2 3.8 6.4 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.6 3.3 16.7
Waitomo District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taupo District 1.8 0.4 3.3 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 2.2 7.5
Western Bay of Plenty District 1.0 0.5 1.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 6.1
Tauranga City 1.1 0.2 1.9 2.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6 1.2 3.8
Rotorua District 3.1 2.0 4.1 4.5 2.9 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.2 6.0 5.1
Whakatane District 1.1 0.7 1.5 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.2 0.0
Kawerau District 5.7 5.3 6.0 6.6 0.0 x x 0.0 0.0 10.3 11.2
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne District 1.7 0.5 2.7 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.0 2.2 1.6
Wairoa District 0.9 0.0 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0
Hastings District 1.8 0.8 2.8 2.3 4.6 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 2.9 5.8
Napier City 2.6 0.4 5.2 4.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.0 4.4 4.4
Central Hawke's Bay District 1.2 0.0 2.1 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0
New Plymouth District 1.7 0.3 2.9 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 3.1 4.4
Stratford District 2.3 0.0 5.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0 4.3 6.1
South Taranaki District 1.5 0.6 2.3 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 12.3
Ruapehu District 1.9 0.0 3.5 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.0
Wanganui District 2.7 1.2 4.2 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 6.5 0.0
Rangitikei District 2.6 1.7 4.3 2.6 14.1 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 3.5 6.5
Manawatu District 1.9 0.6 3.1 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 4.4 0.0
Palmerston North City 3.3 1.7 4.7 5.8 1.6 1.0 6.2 2.5 0.2 4.1 16.7
Tararua District 2.8 0.0 5.3 4.1 0.0 25.9 0.0 1.5 0.0 3.8 11.7
Horowhenua District 1.7 0.5 2.9 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.5 2.7 2.7
Kapiti Coast District 0.8 0.3 1.4 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.9 0.0
Porirua City 0.6 0.0 1.3 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.3 6.2
Upper Hutt City 0.8 0.8 0.9 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.6
Lower Hutt City 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.3 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.9
Wellington City 0.4 0.1 0.7 1.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.9
Masterton District 2.0 0.4 3.7 5.4 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 4.4 0.0
Carterton District 3.1 0.0 5.9 18.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0
South Wairarapa District 6.3 1.7 10.2 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 11.4 16.3
Tasman District 0.9 0.0 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.0 6.0
Nelson City 2.6 0.5 4.7 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.7 5.0 5.1
Marlborough District 0.9 0.4 1.4 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 4.3
Kaikoura District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Buller District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Westland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hurunui District 1.1 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0
Waimakariri District 1.0 0.6 1.4 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.5 1.7
Christchurch City 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.7 0.5 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.4 2.1 1.8
Selwyn District 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 2.0
Ashburton District 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0
Timaru District 1.4 0.3 2.6 2.2 9.1 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.4 1.7 6.1
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 5.1 6.6 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 0.0 9.4 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 1.4 1.8 1.1 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 2.8 3.3
Central Otago District 0.9 0.0 1.8 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.7
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 1.3 0.5 2.1 3.4 1.9 0.0 3.1 1.0 0.8 2.0 2.1
Clutha District 2.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 3.4 5.0
Southland District 1.2 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.9 3.9
Gore District 2.1 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 1.2 3.8 0.0
Invercargill City 2.5 0.9 4.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 1.1 1.9 14.1
New Zealand 1.4 0.6 2.3 3.0 1.6 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.2 2.2 4.6

Table 8: Percentage of exclusions, by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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
2014 36.6 16.0 15.4 7.1 0.9 5.2 0.6 3.8 14.4

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of exclusions, by behaviour (2000-2014)
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
20000.80.60.40.10.00.10.10.20.22.6
20010.70.50.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
20020.80.50.40.10.00.20.00.20.22.4
20030.80.50.30.10.00.10.00.20.22.3
20040.80.40.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
20050.90.50.40.10.00.10.00.10.22.5
20060.90.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.4
20070.80.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
20080.90.30.40.10.00.10.00.10.22.1
20091.00.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.3
20100.70.50.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
20110.70.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.1
20120.60.30.30.10.00.10.00.10.21.8
20130.60.30.30.10.00.10.00.10.21.7
20140.50.20.20.10.00.10.00.10.21.4

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2014)
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 41.1 35.5 36.6
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 14.3 16.4 16.0
Physical Assault on Other Students 16.1 15.3 15.4
Physical Assault on Staff 4.8 7.7 7.1
Verbal Assault on Other Students 0.6 1.0 0.9
Verbal Assault on Staff 6.5 4.9 5.2
Smoking or Alcohol 1.2 0.4 0.6
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 3.6 3.8 3.8
Other 11.9 15.0 14.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Northland Region 3.8 2.8 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.8 2.6 3.0 2.4
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 1.3
Waikato Region 3.3 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.1 1.5
Bay of Plenty Region 2.4 2.0 3.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 2.6 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.7
Gisborne Region 2.0 0.8 0.8 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.6 2.7 1.7 1.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 2.4 1.7
Hawkes Bay Region 3.3 2.5 2.9 3.3 2.2 3.2 2.7 3.4 3.3 2.0 2.2 3.3 2.5 2.5 2.1
Taranaki Region 1.9 1.5 2.5 1.6 1.6 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.7
Manawatu Wanganui Region 3.6 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 2.7
Wellington Region 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.4 0.7 1.1 0.8
Tasman Region 3.5 1.8 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.3 2.2 1.2 0.6 1.9 0.9
Nelson Region 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.9 2.0 3.2 1.3 1.5 2.1 1.6 2.4 3.3 2.0 2.4 2.6
Marlborough Region 1.8 1.8 1.3 2.1 1.5 0.8 0.3 1.5 1.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 2.5 0.9
West Coast Region 3.3 3.6 2.8 3.0 1.9 1.4 3.8 1.0 0.9 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0
Canterbury Region 2.7 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.7 2.2 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.1 1.4 2.0 1.5 1.1
Otago Region 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.2 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.2 2.1 2.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2
Southland Region 2.4 2.0 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.1
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 0.0
New Zealand 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.4

Table 1: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2014)
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 10 1.0
Male 37 3.8
Pasifika Female 3 0.6
Male 15 3.0
Asian Female 0 0.0
Male 7 1.2
Other Female 1 0.8
Male 8 6.8
European/Pākehā Female 4 0.1
Male 31 1.1
Total Female 18 0.4
Male 98 2.0

Table 2: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 5.3 4.3 3.1 4.4 3.1 3.2 2.3 3.5 2.6 2.5 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.4
Pasifika 4.5 4.5 8.1 5.0 4.4 5.2 6.7 3.8 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.4 2.3 2.6 1.8
Asian 1.3 1.1 2.2 2.4 1.4 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.2 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.6
Other 2.6 3.9 1.4 3.8 4.0 3.1 2.8 4.0 5.3 6.6 3.6 3.1 2.0 3.3 3.8
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 0.6
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 1.2

Table 3: Number of expulsions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Māori 61 48 35 52 40 43 33 53 41 42 65 52 54 47 47
Pasifika 26 26 48 31 30 39 55 33 43 43 38 33 23 26 18
Asian 8 7 15 19 12 9 7 11 14 12 9 16 4 3 7
Other 3 5 2 6 7 6 6 9 12 15 9 8 5 8 9
European/Pākehā 94 64 62 58 45 54 54 72 44 78 80 51 50 53 35
Total 192 150 162 166 134 151 155 178 154 190 201 161 136 137 116

Table 4: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2014)
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) 3.2 2.2 0.0 0.6 2.2
2 1.6 2.8 1.4 1.2 1.8
3 2.8 1.3 0.0 0.7 1.2
4 2.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9
5 (High SES) 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Table 5: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2014)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area 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
Auckland 1.3 0.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 0.9 5.2 0.7
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 0.8 0.0 1.6 0.7 5.3 0.0 7.2 0.5
Canterbury 0.5 0.0 1.1 1.6 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 0.6 0.0 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 0.8 0.0 1.5 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
Otago/Southland 1.2 0.6 1.8 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Tai Tokerau 4.7 3.4 6.0 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 1.4 0.0 2.9 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
Waikato 0.8 0.5 1.2 1.7 3.3 0.0 5.7 0.2
Wellington 1.1 0.2 1.9 1.7 0.8 0.0 3.6 0.9
New Zealand 1.2 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.8 0.6 3.8 0.6

Table 6: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2014)
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 4.7 3.4 6.0 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
Auckland Region 1.3 0.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 0.9 5.2 0.7
Waikato Region 0.9 0.4 1.3 1.5 3.1 0.0 4.8 0.4
Bay of Plenty Region 0.7 0.0 1.5 0.8 5.5 0.0 9.2 0.3
Gisborne Region 0.9 0.0 1.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawkes Bay Region 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Taranaki Region 1.1 0.0 2.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 1.7 0.0 3.4 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Wellington Region 1.0 0.2 1.7 2.0 0.9 0.0 3.7 0.7
Tasman Region 1.1 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Nelson Region 0.7 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Marlborough Region 1.1 0.0 2.3 6.4 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 0.5 0.0 1.1 1.5 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
Otago Region 0.9 0.5 1.3 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
Southland Region 1.8 0.9 2.9 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Chatham Islands County2 n n n n n n n n
New Zealand Total 1.2 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.8 0.6 3.8 0.6

Table 7: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2014)
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. I 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 5.6 3.2 8.1 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Whangarei District 2.8 1.1 4.7 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kaipara District 10.5 15.8 5.3 29.9 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Auckland
 - Rodney 1.4 0.0 2.9 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Hibiscus and Bays 0.5 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
 - Upper Harbour 2.8 1.1 4.5 0.0 0.0 5.2 12.5 1.0
 - Kaipatiki 1.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
 - Devonport-Takapuna 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Henderson-Massey 0.8 0.0 1.5 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
 - 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 0.6 0.0 1.4 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Whau 1.9 0.0 3.6 0.0 3.0 0.0 18.0 0.0
 - Albert-Eden 1.3 0.0 2.5 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
 - Puketapapa 4.0 0.0 7.6 9.7 2.5 4.7 12.7 0.0
 - Orakei 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 1.9 1.9 1.9 0.0 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Howick 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 2.0 1.1 3.4 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 3.8 2.2 5.0 9.7 2.5 1.8 46.8 0.0
 - Manurewa 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Papakura 3.5 2.3 4.7 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7
 - Franklin 0.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thames-Coromandel District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hauraki District 1.7 0.0 3.3 6.9 0.0 0.0 n 0.0
Waikato District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hamilton City 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 4.8 0.0 7.1 0.4
Waipa District 1.0 0.0 2.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otorohanga District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x x 0.0
South Waikato District 2.0 0.0 3.9 4.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Waitomo District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x 0.0
Taupo District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 1.7 0.0 3.6 0.0 28.8 0.0 x 0.0
Tauranga City 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.4
Rotorua District 1.1 0.0 2.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
Whakatane District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kawerau District 10.4 0.0 21.1 12.4 n x n 0.0
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x x 0.0
Gisborne District 0.9 0.0 1.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wairoa District 6.7 0.0 12.0 8.2 x 0.0 n 0.0
Hastings District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Napier City 0.6 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
Central Hawke's Bay District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0
New Plymouth District 1.0 0.0 1.9 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Stratford District 4.3 0.0 11.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 6.0
South Taranaki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Ruapehu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 n 0.0
Wanganui District 0.8 0.0 1.6 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rangitikei District 7.3 0.0 25.0 11.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Manawatu District 3.5 0.0 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 5.1
Palmerston North City 0.9 0.0 1.8 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tararua District 3.1 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 5.3
Horowhenua District 1.6 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 3.2
Kapiti Coast District 1.8 0.0 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7
Porirua City 3.7 0.0 7.6 3.7 3.4 0.0 0.0 6.0
Upper Hutt City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lower Hutt City 0.5 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.7 0.0
Wellington City 0.2 0.0 0.4 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Masterton District 3.6 2.1 5.4 9.7 0.0 0.0 x 1.7
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 x n n n n 0.0
South Wairarapa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tasman District 1.1 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Nelson City 0.7 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Marlborough District 1.1 0.0 2.3 6.4 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 0.0 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 0.0 n 0.0
Waimakariri District 1.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
Christchurch City 0.4 0.0 0.8 2.3 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Selwyn District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashburton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Timaru District 0.8 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 n 0.0
Waimate District 12.4 0.0 31.8 0.0 x 0.0 x 15.0
Chatham Islands Territory n n n n n n n n
Waitaki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 1.5 0.7 2.1 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
Clutha District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Southland District 7.6 5.0 10.2 15.4 0.0 0.0 x 6.5
Gore District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0
Invercargill City 0.7 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
New Zealand 1.2 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.8 0.6 3.8 0.6

Table 8: Percentage of expulsions, by behaviour (2000 to 2014)
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
2014 20.7 26.7 15.5 6.0 0.0 6.9 1.7 6.0 16.4

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of expulsions, by behaviour (2000-2014)
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 2.1
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
2014 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.2

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2014)
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 22.2 20.4 20.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 16.7 28.6 26.7
Physical Assault on Other Students 27.8 13.3 15.5
Physical Assault on Staff 0.0 7.1 6.0
Verbal Assault on Other Students 0.0 0.0 0.0
Verbal Assault on Staff 0.0 8.2 6.9
Smoking or Alcohol 5.6 1.0 1.7
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 11.1 5.1 6.0
Other 16.7 16.3 16.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2014)
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 2014
Northland Region 4.8 3.7 1.8 2.8 2.4 2.7 1.9 3.2 0.6 2.4 3.2 2.3 4.4 3.2 4.7
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 1.3
Waikato Region 3.6 2.2 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.5 1.7 2.1 2.6 1.4 1.6 1.7 0.9
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 0.7
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 0.9
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 0.5
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 1.1
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.2 2.4 3.0 2.5 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.8 1.1 2.0 2.4 3.2 2.4 1.7
Wellington Region 1.6 1.7 2.5 1.4 1.6 2.1 1.4 1.6 1.1 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0
Tasman Region 1.3 1.3 1.4 0.0 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.3 2.2 1.1 2.2 1.0 0.0 1.1
Nelson Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 3.3 2.0 2.1 0.0 0.7
Marlborough Region 3.9 0.0 2.9 2.9 1.5 1.3 0.0 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.1
West Coast Region 2.1 8.5 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 1.0 0.6 0.5
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 0.9
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 1.8
Chatham Islands County2 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
New Zealand 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 1.2