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 (2015)
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.
  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 1,796 20.5
Male 4,569 50.4
Pasifika Female 464 12.5
Male 1,355 36.1
Asian Female 59 1.6
Male 270 7.0
Other Female 29 3.5
Male 151 17.7
European/Pākehā Female 1,085 5.7
Male 4,421 22.3
Total Female 3,432 9.6
Male 10,766 28.8

Table 2: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori50.451.654.453.755.857.153.251.750.949.144.641.738.436.035.7
Pasifika30.133.834.735.039.542.935.932.334.033.629.227.126.324.524.4
Asian6.97.37.57.27.37.87.67.48.16.96.35.85.34.74.4
Other26.827.329.930.333.527.630.728.025.221.516.717.413.813.710.7
European/Pākehā17.617.519.319.720.821.320.220.019.518.917.317.216.114.714.2
Total24.825.327.227.529.230.128.227.427.226.323.822.921.319.819.4

Table 3: Number of stand-downs, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori7,1237,5298,2998,5469,0689,2858,7728,6228,5848,3997,6567,1736,6556,3256,364
Pasifika1,6431,9512,1282,2242,5942,9092,4922,2872,4692,4852,1822,0181,9421,8181,818
Asian283342404413432472467471535477443413378343329
Other232278353386467400462449427365282291233228180
European/Pākehā7,8557,8388,6708,8739,2949,3948,7148,4488,1287,7596,9896,8126,3015,7225,506
Total17,13617,93819,85420,44221,85622,46020,90720,27720,14419,48517,55216,70815,50914,43714,198

Table 4: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2015)
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.
QuintileEthnic GroupTotal
MāoriPasifikaAsianEuropean
/Pākehā
1 (Low SES)48.426.85.855.038.6
240.928.85.926.229.8
334.321.73.216.620.2
417.315.83.810.311.0
5 (High SES)15.614.44.17.07.6

Table 5: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2015)
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.
  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 Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5-9 10-14 15+
Auckland 17.8 8.8 25.9 37.1 25.4 4.8 11.1 12.6 3.6 27.2 28.4
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 15.8 8.5 23.0 25.4 16.1 1.9 6.6 9.0 4.8 24.5 22.4
Canterbury 18.3 8.4 27.6 33.6 17.4 3.7 13.7 17.0 8.8 27.6 20.2
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 21.8 15.3 29.2 33.5 26.2 9.2 3.5 11.5 6.1 37.9 24.9
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 15.2 5.2 25.3 27.7 18.5 2.0 5.4 12.9 6.3 20.4 23.5
Otago/Southland 22.4 9.0 36.0 36.8 22.0 6.1 11.1 20.5 8.2 29.7 37.7
Tai Tokerau 30.3 16.8 43.2 44.3 36.1 3.1 26.7 14.2 5.1 52.2 41.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 20.4 9.4 31.8 33.3 22.0 2.7 8.1 15.9 7.4 32.8 25.4
Waikato 26.6 12.0 40.5 46.7 32.7 3.2 15.3 16.3 7.5 42.7 35.7
Wellington 16.3 8.5 23.7 33.1 20.0 3.6 6.9 11.3 3.0 25.6 26.2
New Zealand 19.4 9.6 28.8 35.7 24.4 4.4 10.7 14.2 5.4 30.1 27.9

Table 6: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2015)
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.
  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
05-09 10-14 15+
Northland Region 30.3 16.8 43.5 44.3 36.1 3.1 26.7 14.2 5.1 52.2 41.6
Auckland Region 17.6 8.9 25.9 36.7 25.4 4.8 11.2 12.3 3.6 26.7 28.4
Waikato Region 26.2 11.7 40.5 45.8 32.0 3.0 14.0 16.1 7.3 42.9 33.7
Bay of Plenty Region 15.8 8.7 22.4 25.0 15.0 2.1 7.3 9.4 4.6 23.8 24.1
Gisborne Region 30.2 26.1 33.9 40.4 20.8 0.0 0.0 9.4 6.4 54.4 32.4
Hawkes Bay Region 19.2 11.7 26.9 29.7 26.9 10.3 4.7 11.8 6.1 32.4 22.8
Taranaki Region 20.8 10.4 30.8 40.3 12.9 5.0 0.0 14.3 5.1 33.5 29.5
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 21.7 8.6 34.6 31.0 24.6 1.7 12.1 18.1 8.4 34.9 25.5
Wellington Region 15.1 8.3 21.5 32.1 19.8 3.7 7.1 10.1 2.6 23.6 24.8
Tasman Region 9.1 2.4 15.5 24.0 24.0 0.0 10.9 6.6 4.4 10.6 15.4
Nelson Region 17.1 8.3 25.6 35.0 23.5 3.7 0.0 14.3 1.3 25.0 34.1
Marlborough Region 10.7 2.6 18.4 15.5 11.5 0.0 9.4 9.7 6.0 17.7 6.6
West Coast Region 24.4 4.1 44.4 31.2 24.3 0.0 0.0 24.0 14.7 31.9 29.3
Canterbury Region 18.4 8.5 27.9 34.1 17.3 3.7 13.6 17.1 8.9 27.6 20.5
Otago Region 18.9 7.4 29.7 33.0 15.3 6.5 9.6 17.6 7.7 23.4 33.7
Southland Region 29.4 11.5 46.5 41.6 37.6 5.1 15.9 26.9 9.4 42.1 45.6
Chatham Islands County2 25.9 0.0 46.9 0.0 n n n 101.5 0.0 34.5 n
New Zealand 19.4 9.6 28.8 35.7 24.4 4.4 10.7 14.2 5.4 30.1 27.9

Table 7: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2015)
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.
  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
05-09 10-14 15+
Far North District 39.7 26.2 52.5 49.2 27.8 0.0 21.4 20.3 6.2 67.7 58.4
Whangarei District 24.6 10.4 38.6 38.9 52.1 4.6 30.3 12.1 4.3 42.4 33.2
Kaipara District 23.3 13.1 33.1 41.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.9 4.8 42.9 20.3
Auckland:
  - Rodney 14.1 6.2 21.4 26.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 12.1 4.0 16.6 29.9
  - Hibiscus and Bays 11.1 5.7 16.2 21.4 11.8 4.7 7.3 10.8 2.2 14.9 20.6
  - Upper Harbour 11.0 4.3 17.5 22.4 26.0 4.2 5.8 11.5 1.1 17.5 19.4
  - Kaipatiki 23.8 8.9 37.1 55.6 32.7 6.7 8.9 16.9 6.5 36.0 27.3
  - Devonport-Takapuna 8.3 1.7 14.5 19.3 17.0 3.3 6.9 8.7 1.0 13.9 13.4
  - Henderson-Massey 27.5 11.9 42.9 49.6 28.5 6.5 22.0 21.9 5.3 50.2 31.5
  - Waitakere Ranges 11.5 2.0 20.2 16.4 3.2 0.0 0.0 13.3 4.0 10.2 0.0
  - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
  - Waiheke 5.5 1.9 8.8 14.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 3.9 9.1 0.0
  - Waitemata 12.8 5.3 21.7 13.3 14.1 11.8 12.5 12.3 1.2 18.6 25.5
  - Whau 13.1 6.2 19.2 14.6 12.7 3.6 6.9 20.5 4.7 22.4 16.1
  - Albert-Eden 6.2 4.4 7.9 16.2 13.8 2.2 11.1 4.1 0.8 7.3 14.0
  - Puketapapa 20.7 12.9 27.5 52.7 36.1 3.9 27.7 22.7 2.2 33.8 34.1
  - Orakei 10.4 5.8 14.7 40.0 23.0 4.2 7.3 5.9 0.8 14.1 22.0
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 31.5 21.8 40.3 35.5 37.1 9.1 15.5 30.2 3.0 50.5 53.2
  - Howick 9.8 4.5 14.7 20.8 16.2 4.7 11.5 10.5 1.6 13.5 18.6
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 22.2 13.6 33.5 28.3 22.9 8.4 16.8 10.4 2.2 32.1 43.2
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 20.3 8.9 29.5 24.7 22.9 7.7 6.9 29.5 1.2 26.8 46.8
  - Manurewa 36.4 20.6 51.7 56.7 29.4 5.3 14.5 33.6 9.1 53.4 56.0
  - Papakura 44.7 26.0 63.0 75.6 58.7 1.2 9.7 17.8 17.8 65.9 56.8
  - Franklin 22.1 9.9 32.8 31.9 67.5 1.8 4.9 13.4 2.0 29.5 49.5
Thames-Coromandel District 13.5 2.6 24.7 20.3 18.1 0.0 30.0 10.0 1.3 19.4 28.2
Hauraki District 21.3 8.9 33.3 27.8 49.2 0.0 38.4 17.7 7.9 29.1 39.1
Waikato District 33.1 11.5 53.7 48.1 26.1 5.3 0.0 20.5 5.0 46.9 59.6
Matamata-Piako District 27.3 15.2 39.3 43.6 47.6 10.9 0.0 22.9 6.4 38.9 48.2
Hamilton City 25.9 12.6 39.1 51.9 30.1 2.9 16.7 14.6 10.5 46.3 27.2
Waipa District 20.3 10.5 30.3 42.2 15.5 0.0 21.2 13.9 5.4 26.0 40.1
Otorohanga District 32.9 12.8 54.2 55.0 105.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 7.7 67.6 9.7
South Waikato District 48.6 20.3 76.0 54.9 41.7 0.0 0.0 45.6 10.2 84.6 53.0
Waitomo District 46.4 16.2 73.3 63.4 0.0 0.0 128.5 20.7 2.5 77.0 73.7
Taupo District 16.0 6.3 25.6 29.7 10.9 0.0 0.0 6.4 6.5 29.1 8.5
Western Bay of Plenty District 19.3 7.3 30.9 28.4 15.7 0.0 0.0 16.8 3.5 19.1 53.4
Tauranga City 14.9 9.9 19.6 29.2 19.8 3.1 8.0 9.6 5.4 24.2 18.3
Rotorua District 7.8 3.7 11.5 10.7 7.3 1.5 5.2 4.2 4.3 13.9 4.0
Whakatane District 21.7 7.9 34.7 31.4 22.7 0.0 0.0 6.4 4.0 29.1 45.9
Kawerau District 45.7 38.6 51.4 45.7 0.0 0.0 x 48.6 1.9 92.5 43.0
Opotiki District 42.3 23.1 60.3 46.1 105.5 0.0 x 11.3 2.8 55.1 104.9
Gisborne District 30.2 26.1 33.9 40.4 20.8 0.0 0.0 9.4 6.4 54.4 32.4
Wairoa District 13.0 1.5 24.8 15.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 16.8 39.2
Hastings District 23.2 17.1 29.3 37.3 30.9 13.6 7.8 13.9 7.8 38.8 26.8
Napier City 14.7 6.6 24.0 25.0 19.6 6.4 0.0 8.9 5.3 25.9 16.0
Central Hawke's Bay District 20.2 11.7 26.5 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 3.1 34.0 27.6
New Plymouth District 17.5 10.6 24.2 37.4 12.0 4.2 0.0 11.7 2.7 30.2 25.2
Stratford District 33.9 14.8 56.2 62.9 216.8 0.0 0.0 25.9 9.7 61.2 37.0
South Taranaki District 26.4 7.5 43.7 40.4 0.0 12.0 0.0 18.6 9.9 32.4 44.3
Ruapehu District 21.6 3.6 38.6 28.2 45.5 0.0 0.0 10.2 3.0 38.7 24.6
Wanganui District 24.7 10.3 39.3 34.8 39.8 0.0 34.3 18.4 16.3 37.3 23.9
Rangitikei District 15.7 5.9 32.4 20.9 64.2 0.0 40.2 8.5 6.0 26.5 14.7
Manawatu District 31.8 17.4 44.1 38.9 27.5 0.0 45.1 29.7 12.7 47.1 41.2
Palmerston North City 14.9 5.5 23.7 23.1 16.6 2.4 6.8 13.4 5.3 25.9 16.9
Tararua District 34.4 12.7 55.0 48.9 26.7 0.0 0.0 26.5 2.2 45.8 81.0
Horowhenua District 25.8 9.4 42.9 33.0 22.6 0.0 0.0 23.1 9.5 44.4 23.8
Kapiti Coast District 9.1 3.7 14.4 12.5 34.5 0.0 0.0 7.4 6.1 13.7 8.4
Porirua City 20.6 11.2 29.6 27.2 21.8 8.5 6.8 14.5 1.9 31.8 34.5
Upper Hutt City 23.0 23.5 22.6 45.5 12.9 5.8 9.3 19.1 4.8 43.1 25.6
Lower Hutt City 22.3 12.6 33.1 47.1 22.2 4.7 2.4 12.6 3.7 32.9 39.9
Wellington City 7.2 2.3 12.0 16.2 13.9 3.0 10.0 5.2 0.4 9.7 15.9
Masterton District 17.6 5.7 30.1 32.3 23.7 0.0 0.0 12.0 2.4 28.9 29.2
Carterton District 12.5 4.4 19.9 32.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.4 5.3 11.1 0.0
South Wairarapa District 52.3 47.6 56.4 93.4 196.7 0.0 0.0 30.0 4.7 81.8 96.1
Tasman District 9.1 2.4 15.5 24.0 24.0 0.0 10.9 6.6 4.4 10.6 15.4
Nelson City 17.1 8.3 25.6 35.0 23.5 3.7 0.0 14.3 1.3 25.0 34.1
Marlborough District 10.7 2.6 18.4 15.5 11.5 0.0 9.4 9.7 6.0 17.7 6.6
Kaikoura District 50.2 29.9 71.5 64.7 0.0 0.0 x 43.1 32.0 40.8 102.6
Buller District 26.9 6.0 47.3 47.3 47.3 0.0 0.0 23.9 13.6 32.0 43.1
Grey District 23.0 2.9 42.5 26.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.9 12.9 35.7 23.3
Westland District 24.1 4.0 44.6 25.0 91.5 0.0 0.0 24.2 18.8 24.3 23.8
Hurunui District 13.3 8.7 17.6 17.4 58.9 26.3 0.0 11.5 2.4 20.4 13.8
Waimakariri District 11.6 4.6 18.9 15.3 0.0 15.1 0.0 11.3 4.9 18.2 13.6
Christchurch City 20.4 10.5 29.6 39.2 17.4 3.3 15.7 19.1 11.5 30.0 21.4
Selwyn District 13.1 2.1 23.8 12.6 26.5 14.4 13.2 13.0 3.4 22.4 14.7
Ashburton District 16.3 2.2 28.9 22.8 15.1 0.0 0.0 17.2 3.4 27.0 21.8
Timaru District 19.1 7.9 30.6 36.3 28.2 0.0 15.5 16.8 8.1 31.2 22.7
Mackenzie District 6.5 7.1 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 8.2 6.9 0.0 15.9
Waimate District 22.9 18.2 28.1 79.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.8 6.8 38.0 8.5
Chatham Islands Territory 25.9 0.0 46.9 0.0 n n n 101.5 0.0 34.5 n
Waitaki District 23.7 5.2 41.6 42.0 13.3 6.4 0.0 22.3 8.0 35.7 34.3
Central Otago District 8.0 4.4 11.6 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9 3.5 11.5 10.9
Queenstown-Lakes District 7.6 1.9 13.3 22.4 0.0 17.0 0.0 5.5 0.9 8.2 20.3
Dunedin City 20.3 8.4 31.3 33.8 17.1 3.9 12.6 19.3 11.2 25.2 31.6
Clutha District 29.5 15.4 42.4 45.9 26.5 0.0 21.1 27.2 2.7 28.5 93.0
Southland District 26.1 7.5 41.3 44.7 123.6 4.3 0.0 22.3 4.7 34.8 52.6
Gore District 30.3 11.0 49.2 49.6 39.4 0.0 0.0 27.9 28.0 33.9 30.6
Invercargill City 30.4 12.9 48.1 39.5 30.5 6.6 26.3 28.4 8.0 46.9 47.0
New Zealand 19.4 9.6 28.8 35.7 24.4 4.4 10.7 14.2 5.4 30.1 27.9

Table 8: Percentage of stand-downs, by behaviour (2001-2015)
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.
YearBehaviour
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
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
201522.37.725.44.32.711.64.57.114.4

Table 9: Age-standardised rates per 1,000 students of stand-downs, by behaviour (2001-2015)
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.
YearBehaviourTotal
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
20016.31.45.90.50.63.92.41.92.024.8
20026.51.55.60.60.64.12.41.82.225.3
20036.81.36.40.60.74.72.12.22.527.2
20046.91.36.80.60.74.32.02.12.727.5
20057.61.77.30.80.64.52.02.02.829.2
20067.91.37.40.80.64.52.32.33.030.1
20077.21.47.10.80.64.02.22.32.728.2
20086.91.67.10.80.54.11.92.12.527.4
20096.31.97.00.80.64.01.82.22.727.2
20105.72.16.80.70.73.81.72.22.626.3
20115.21.86.10.60.63.61.41.82.723.8
20125.21.65.90.70.63.11.41.82.522.9
20134.81.75.50.70.62.71.11.52.621.3
20144.51.64.90.70.52.51.01.42.619.8
20154.31.54.90.80.52.20.91.42.819.4

Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2015)
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 24.4 21.6 22.3
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 11.8 6.4 7.7
Physical Assault on Other Students 20.4 27.0 25.4
Physical Assault on Staff 2.2 5.0 4.3
Verbal Assault on Other Students 3.6 2.4 2.7
Verbal Assault on Staff 10.5 11.9 11.6
Smoking or Alcohol 8.9 3.1 4.5
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 6.4 7.3 7.1
Other 11.9 15.3 14.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2001 to 2015)
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.
Region Council1 Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Northland Region 44.1 46.8 40.6 42.5 41.9 44.1 34.6 35.2 38.7 42.6 37.5 35.9 42.4 33.8 30.3
Auckland 20.9 22.4 23.7 23.5 25.6 27.6 25.7 23.6 23.7 24.5 22.6 20.7 19.0 17.6 17.6
Waikato Region 27.1 30.2 30.8 30.8 31.0 32.6 30.9 31.5 32.0 29.0 30.3 30.0 25.9 24.4 26.2
Bay of Plenty Region 23.0 23.6 23.2 28.1 26.1 18.7 15.7 13.2 14.4 17.1 14.0 16.6 13.9 16.6 15.8
Gisborne Region 24.3 32.6 33.8 32.5 41.0 40.0 40.9 39.1 34.4 32.8 25.1 23.3 21.3 24.7 30.2
Hawkes Bay Region 26.7 28.8 28.7 28.0 29.8 31.7 29.2 28.7 29.6 25.5 28.4 26.5 22.5 20.1 19.2
Taranaki Region 22.8 27.3 25.7 27.8 32.4 33.5 34.9 29.0 30.5 28.6 25.5 25.9 21.8 24.8 20.8
Manawatu Wanganui Region 32.1 35.2 40.7 38.5 40.5 45.4 42.4 42.7 37.7 35.1 34.3 33.6 28.5 24.2 21.7
Wellington Region 22.1 19.9 23.5 25.6 24.8 28.0 25.3 26.5 27.0 25.0 21.9 17.5 18.7 16.7 15.1
Tasman Region 22.2 22.6 20.1 23.3 24.5 18.7 16.8 21.7 12.9 12.9 11.0 11.7 11.7 10.8 9.1
Nelson Region 16.1 12.7 16.6 18.3 21.7 19.1 22.5 28.0 27.8 17.1 13.3 14.7 13.6 15.6 17.1
Marlborough Region 21.9 25.1 24.5 13.8 17.9 20.8 19.4 23.0 17.9 21.4 13.1 13.9 14.2 17.3 10.7
West Coast Region 52.1 37.3 45.0 28.4 33.8 44.1 28.5 34.7 50.0 25.6 27.0 23.4 19.0 19.1 24.4
Canterbury Region 27.1 21.0 30.4 31.2 34.6 30.9 31.8 29.4 28.6 26.9 19.3 22.3 21.6 18.9 18.4
Otago Region 18.8 18.7 19.2 18.8 23.4 22.9 19.2 23.3 25.0 22.9 22.7 21.8 19.8 18.7 18.9
Southland Region 24.2 30.6 29.1 26.0 32.6 42.8 46.7 48.6 36.9 36.1 33.4 28.0 26.7 25.2 29.4
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 75.2 24.7 0.0 0.0 29.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.1 25.9
New Zealand Total 24.8 25.3 27.2 27.5 29.2 30.1 28.2 27.4 27.2 26.3 23.8 22.9 21.3 19.8 19.4
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2015)
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.
  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 Suspensions
Cases Age Standardised
rate per 1,000
Māori Female 324 3.7
Male 980 10.9
Pasifika Female 76 2.1
Male 239 6.4
Asian Female 17 0.5
Male 48 1.2
Other Female 4 0.5
Male 26 3.1
European/Pākehā Female 180 0.9
Male 725 3.7
Total Female 601 1.7
Male 2,017 5.4

Table 2: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori16.716.515.814.615.714.913.912.714.012.211.110.38.97.77.3
Pasifika8.69.08.08.78.910.18.46.97.76.45.24.34.23.84.2
Asian1.31.22.01.31.41.21.21.21.20.90.80.70.70.40.9
Other6.06.66.57.16.86.27.16.77.24.73.72.82.32.11.8
European/Pākehā4.44.34.13.94.24.03.83.83.93.73.32.92.92.52.3
Total7.07.06.76.46.96.76.35.96.45.75.14.64.23.73.6

Table 3: Number of suspensions, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori2,3032,3532,3602,2852,5192,4072,2732,1002,3572,0821,8951,7651,5411,3531,304
Pasifika459508482548585681578487556470391321308283315
Asian5458106748173727481645649533165
Other526776909590106106121806246393530
European/Pākehā1,9341,9471,8601,7781,8721,7621,6501,6071,6401,5281,3431,1751,141990904
Total4,8024,9334,8844,7745,1525,0134,6794,3744,7544,2243,7473,3563,0822,6922,618

Table 4: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2015)
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.
  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.
QuintileEthnic GroupTotal5
MāoriPasifikaAsianEuropean
/Pākehā
1 (Low SES)10.94.81.78.97.8
27.93.90.73.74.9
36.55.00.92.83.7
44.33.20.61.72.1
5 (High SES)3.02.00.91.31.4

Table 5: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2015)
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.
  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 Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5-9 10-14 15+
Auckland 3.3 1.4 5.0 7.1 4.4 0.9 2.1 2.3 0.5 4.6 6.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 4.5 2.5 6.4 8.0 6.6 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.5 7.7 6.6
Canterbury 2.5 1.0 3.9 5.7 2.1 0.5 0.7 2.1 0.8 4.3 2.6
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 3.8 1.2 6.4 5.9 1.8 1.8 3.7 2.1 0.8 6.1 5.6
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 3.6 2.5 4.7 11.1 1.6 1.0 0.0 2.1 1.2 5.6 5.1
Otago/Southland 3.6 1.6 5.6 7.8 5.4 1.5 1.5 2.9 1.0 4.8 6.8
Tai Tokerau 7.7 4.1 11.1 11.3 3.3 1.5 7.9 3.7 0.1 13.4 12.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 4.2 1.8 6.6 7.3 6.0 0.5 1.0 3.1 1.1 6.4 6.8
Waikato 4.6 2.1 7.0 8.5 4.9 0.5 3.3 2.6 0.4 7.7 7.2
Wellington 2.2 1.2 3.1 3.9 3.4 0.9 1.0 1.5 0.3 3.7 3.3
New Zealand 3.6 1.7 5.4 7.3 4.2 0.9 1.8 2.3 0.6 5.6 5.8

Table 6: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2015)
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.
  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
5-9 10-14 15+
Northland Region 7.7 4.1 11.1 11.3 3.3 1.5 7.9 3.7 0.1 13.4 12.6
Auckland Region 3.3 1.5 5.0 7.0 4.4 0.9 2.1 2.3 0.5 4.5 6.3
Waikato Region 4.6 2.1 7.1 8.5 4.9 0.2 3.0 2.6 0.6 7.8 6.7
Bay of Plenty Region 4.3 2.6 6.0 7.8 6.3 0.0 1.0 1.8 0.3 7.4 6.7
Gisborne Region 5.5 1.4 9.2 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.5 8.3 8.0
Hawkes Bay Region 3.3 1.2 5.4 4.9 2.0 2.0 4.9 2.3 0.6 5.4 5.0
Taranaki Region 3.8 1.8 5.7 6.9 5.1 0.0 0.0 2.8 1.2 4.9 7.0
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 4.9 1.9 7.9 7.4 6.0 1.1 1.5 3.8 0.9 8.4 7.0
Wellington Region 1.9 1.0 2.7 3.6 3.3 0.9 1.0 1.2 0.3 3.1 3.0
Tasman Region 3.4 0.5 6.2 15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.9 5.8 3.3
Nelson Region 3.7 5.4 2.1 12.5 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.2 0.3 5.7 7.5
Marlborough Region 3.9 1.6 6.1 10.2 3.9 0.0 0.0 2.2 1.1 6.2 5.1
West Coast Region 1.8 0.0 3.6 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.5 2.9 0.0
Canterbury Region 2.6 1.1 4.0 5.9 2.1 0.5 0.7 2.2 0.8 4.3 2.7
Otago Region 2.7 1.1 4.3 5.6 5.7 2.2 0.0 2.2 0.7 3.1 6.2
Southland Region 5.4 2.5 8.3 10.5 4.5 0.0 5.5 4.3 1.6 8.1 8.0
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n

Table 7: Age-standardised suspensions rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority (2015)
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.
  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.
Territorial Authority1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5-9 10-14 15+
Far North District 9.9 5.0 14.6 11.6 0.0 0.0 23.2 6.8 0.0 16.2 19.3
Whangarei District 5.7 3.3 8.1 10.1 6.2 2.3 5.2 2.2 0.0 11.1 7.3
Kaipara District 8.9 4.9 12.7 15.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.8 14.0 14.7
Auckland:
  - Rodney 4.7 1.6 7.5 4.7 0.0 11.6 0.0 4.7 1.2 5.5 8.7
  - Hibiscus and Bays 3.2 0.7 5.6 7.9 5.9 0.8 3.6 2.8 0.5 4.4 5.8
  - Upper Harbour 0.6 0.0 1.2 1.9 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.5
  - Kaipatiki 4.4 1.8 6.7 10.5 4.0 1.6 0.0 3.3 0.8 7.0 4.8
  - Devonport-Takapuna 1.3 0.9 1.6 1.6 3.7 0.8 0.0 1.4 0.2 1.1 3.6
  - Henderson-Massey 5.3 2.6 8.1 10.5 5.6 0.7 0.0 4.3 0.8 9.0 7.9
  - Waitakere Ranges 2.4 0.0 4.5 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.2 2.4 0.0
  - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
  - Waiheke 7.4 9.6 5.4 25.0 25.4 0.0 0.0 2.6 1.9 11.4 10.4
  - Waitemata 1.9 0.5 3.6 2.4 4.9 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 1.9 5.4
  - Whau 2.3 0.6 3.9 4.5 2.4 0.7 2.7 2.2 0.4 4.3 3.3
  - Albert-Eden 2.2 0.8 3.6 5.2 3.8 1.1 1.6 1.9 0.5 1.9 5.9
  - Puketapapa 3.3 2.4 4.1 7.1 7.0 0.4 5.6 2.5 0.0 5.5 5.9
  - Orakei 2.2 0.7 3.6 7.9 0.9 1.1 2.5 1.8 0.0 2.0 6.9
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 5.0 4.0 5.9 6.9 5.6 1.7 0.0 4.0 0.0 7.9 9.6
  - Howick 2.8 1.2 4.2 9.9 5.2 0.9 4.7 2.3 0.3 3.5 6.3
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 3.3 1.1 6.2 3.2 3.4 2.6 5.5 0.0 0.1 4.6 6.8
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 2.9 1.3 4.2 5.7 2.6 1.0 0.0 2.5 0.1 4.7 4.9
  - Manurewa 7.1 3.1 10.9 10.2 5.0 1.6 3.1 12.2 1.7 8.8 13.7
  - Papakura 6.4 4.5 8.3 9.9 11.2 1.3 0.0 2.3 1.1 10.3 9.3
  - Franklin 2.4 0.0 4.6 3.2 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.7 9.5
Thames-Coromandel District 4.3 1.1 7.7 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 3.5 15.5
Hauraki District 5.2 3.0 7.3 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 2.6 8.0 8.1
Waikato District 6.1 2.3 9.7 8.2 11.8 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.7 7.9 11.1
Matamata-Piako District 3.0 0.7 5.3 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 5.4 4.5
Hamilton City 3.2 2.1 4.4 7.3 2.7 0.3 4.8 1.3 0.3 5.9 5.0
Waipa District 2.9 1.4 4.5 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 5.7 3.3
Otorohanga District 19.5 4.9 35.0 26.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.3 3.1 24.6 43.5
South Waikato District 12.4 5.2 19.5 16.5 13.5 0.0 0.0 6.7 0.6 26.7 7.6
Waitomo District 2.6 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 1.5 10.5
Taupo District 5.5 2.1 8.8 9.7 11.2 0.0 0.0 2.4 1.9 9.3 4.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 4.4 0.4 8.2 8.3 5.0 0.0 53.4 2.5 0.7 4.9 10.2
Tauranga City 3.0 2.8 3.2 6.5 8.3 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.2 5.9 3.5
Rotorua District 5.4 2.3 8.1 7.5 4.9 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.7 11.2 4.3
Whakatane District 2.8 1.5 4.1 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 3.3 7.9
Kawerau District 19.0 11.9 24.5 21.2 0.0 0.0 x 7.1 0.0 23.1 48.4
Opotiki District 15.8 5.2 25.9 18.3 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 18.4 45.5
Gisborne District 5.5 1.4 9.2 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.5 8.3 8.0
Wairoa District 0.8 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0
Hastings District 3.2 1.0 5.4 5.5 2.9 1.7 0.0 1.9 0.3 5.9 4.1
Napier City 3.3 1.1 5.8 4.2 0.0 3.2 13.4 2.8 0.5 4.2 7.3
Central Hawke's Bay District 5.6 3.6 7.1 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.1 10.5 0.0
New Plymouth District 3.3 1.3 5.3 5.9 5.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 1.1 4.8 5.4
Stratford District 2.6 1.0 4.6 9.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 4.4 4.9
South Taranaki District 6.3 4.4 8.1 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 2.0 5.6 15.7
Ruapehu District 11.5 1.2 21.2 12.4 0.0 55.7 0.0 8.9 1.0 17.2 21.1
Wanganui District 4.2 1.7 6.7 6.1 15.3 0.0 0.0 2.8 1.4 7.0 5.6
Rangitikei District 8.4 6.5 11.8 15.2 28.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 1.0 13.3 14.7
Manawatu District 5.4 2.6 7.9 4.6 17.2 0.0 0.0 5.8 1.6 8.1 8.2
Palmerston North City 3.7 0.7 6.5 7.5 1.3 0.8 2.2 2.8 0.5 6.7 5.3
Tararua District 6.4 0.8 11.6 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 9.3 13.1
Horowhenua District 5.0 3.8 6.2 5.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 5.3 1.0 9.8 4.1
Kapiti Coast District 2.9 2.1 3.8 4.1 3.8 0.0 0.0 2.7 1.6 4.6 3.4
Porirua City 4.3 4.4 4.3 6.6 5.5 0.0 7.1 0.6 0.0 8.2 3.9
Upper Hutt City 1.6 0.7 2.0 2.4 6.4 0.0 4.7 0.9 0.4 3.7 0.5
Lower Hutt City 1.6 0.4 3.0 3.2 2.9 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.5 5.0
Wellington City 1.0 0.5 1.4 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.2 2.4
Masterton District 3.3 0.0 6.8 6.2 4.6 6.7 0.0 2.0 1.2 6.3 3.7
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 3.0 4.7 1.4 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 1.6 6.0 0.0
Tasman District 3.4 0.5 6.2 15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.9 5.8 3.3
Nelson City 3.7 5.4 2.1 12.5 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.2 0.3 5.7 7.5
Marlborough District 3.9 1.6 6.1 10.2 3.9 0.0 0.0 2.2 1.1 6.2 5.1
Kaikoura District 17.8 13.1 22.9 21.9 0.0 0.0 x 16.1 13.7 15.3 25.6
Buller District 2.3 0.0 4.4 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.7 3.8 0.0
Grey District 2.3 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 2.4 3.8 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 3.6 1.9 5.2 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 6.8 0.0
Waimakariri District 3.1 0.7 5.7 7.2 0.0 15.9 0.0 2.4 1.1 5.1 3.7
Christchurch City 2.1 1.0 3.1 5.2 1.9 0.2 0.9 1.7 0.9 3.3 2.2
Selwyn District 1.7 0.5 2.9 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.5 3.0 1.4
Ashburton District 2.9 0.4 5.1 6.6 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.8 4.2 4.4
Timaru District 4.3 1.7 7.0 7.5 7.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.4 9.9 3.2
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 10.0 5.4 15.2 14.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.0 14.6 17.1
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 3.3 0.5 6.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.7 5.0 5.5
Central Otago District 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.0 27.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Queenstown-Lakes District 4.2 1.0 7.5 8.5 0.0 10.3 0.0 3.4 1.4 1.9 13.9
Dunedin City 2.8 1.5 4.0 6.5 7.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.6 3.9 5.3
Clutha District 1.8 0.7 2.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.9 7.6
Southland District 3.3 1.2 4.9 5.6 34.2 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 5.7 4.5
Gore District 6.8 0.0 13.5 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 7.3 10.9 0.0
Invercargill City 5.9 3.4 8.5 12.1 2.6 0.0 8.9 4.3 1.3 8.5 10.9
New Zealand 3.6 1.7 5.4 7.3 4.2 0.9 1.8 2.3 0.5 5.7 6.4

Table 8: Percentage of suspensions, by behaviour (2001 to 2015)
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.
YearBehaviour
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
200123.532.414.33.11.25.15.18.27.1
200224.929.815.42.91.15.74.37.58.4
200323.626.814.73.80.86.84.59.39.7
200425.625.817.83.21.25.84.07.88.9
200525.925.718.33.80.85.63.37.49.4
200627.220.118.44.31.35.15.08.710.0
200727.520.118.94.90.85.14.57.410.9
200829.718.619.65.00.74.93.67.510.5
200930.222.617.04.01.24.83.17.210.0
201023.926.717.34.41.14.73.47.311.3
201125.822.618.94.51.35.22.27.611.8
201224.923.717.64.91.25.22.47.612.6
201325.325.717.54.11.34.92.96.112.2
201425.923.715.25.91.65.32.25.514.6
201524.120.817.05.71.54.82.77.016.5

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of suspensions, by behaviour (2001-2015)
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.
YearBehaviourTotal
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
20011.62.31.00.20.10.40.40.60.57.0
20021.72.11.10.20.10.40.30.50.67.0
20031.61.81.00.30.10.50.30.60.76.7
20041.61.71.10.20.10.40.30.50.66.4
20051.81.81.30.30.10.40.20.50.66.9
20061.81.31.20.30.10.30.30.60.76.7
20071.71.31.20.30.00.30.30.50.76.3
20081.81.11.20.30.00.30.20.40.65.9
20091.91.41.10.30.10.30.20.50.66.4
20101.41.51.00.20.10.30.20.40.65.7
20111.31.11.00.20.10.30.10.40.65.1
20121.11.10.80.20.10.20.10.30.64.6
20131.11.10.70.20.10.20.10.30.54.2
20141.00.90.60.20.10.20.10.20.53.7
20150.90.70.60.20.10.20.10.20.63.6


Table 10: Percentage of suspensions for each behaviour, by gender (2015)
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 22.6 24.6 24.1
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 27.0 18.9 20.8
Physical Assault on Other Students 15.1 17.6 17.0
Physical Assault on Staff 4.0 6.2 5.7
Verbal Assault on Other Students 3.3 0.9 1.5
Verbal Assault on Staff 4.2 5.0 4.8
Smoking or Alcohol 4.3 2.2 2.7
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 6.0 7.2 7.0
Other 13.5 17.4 16.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2001 to 2015)
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.
Regional Council1 Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Northland Region 14.0 11.8 11.5 11.3 11.1 9.8 8.2 8.5 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.4 6.9 6.9 7.7
Auckland 5.9 5.9 6.1 5.5 6.0 5.9 5.6 4.9 5.5 4.7 4.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.3
Waikato Region 8.8 9.0 7.7 7.8 8.5 8.0 7.1 7.5 8.2 7.0 7.2 6.3 6.7 5.1 4.6
Bay of Plenty Region 10.6 11.0 8.5 8.0 9.6 7.7 6.7 5.2 7.7 6.3 5.9 6.5 4.7 4.9 4.3
Gisborne Region 4.8 7.8 5.7 4.9 9.9 10.1 10.3 7.5 6.5 3.7 4.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.5
Hawkes Bay Region 6.9 5.2 7.0 5.4 7.1 6.0 6.5 7.2 5.6 6.1 6.4 6.1 5.8 4.3 3.3
Taranaki Region 3.9 5.5 5.1 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.9 5.9 5.0 8.3 5.7 4.4 4.2 4.9 3.8
Manawatu Wanganui Region 9.2 9.0 7.8 8.8 7.5 10.4 10.3 9.6 9.6 9.2 7.8 7.7 6.1 5.2 4.9
Wellington Region 6.2 5.8 5.9 6.2 6.1 6.3 5.2 5.4 5.9 4.3 3.8 2.4 3.2 2.6 1.9
Tasman Region 7.0 7.3 7.2 9.3 5.0 7.7 6.1 5.8 5.4 3.2 2.7 2.0 2.3 2.8 3.4
Nelson Region 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 3.7
Marlborough Region 8.9 10.3 12.1 7.4 8.5 7.6 8.0 7.0 8.2 7.0 8.2 8.6 5.9 5.5 3.9
West Coast Region 17.5 13.6 10.5 5.2 5.9 10.3 6.2 8.9 10.0 5.2 4.3 5.2 4.3 2.0 1.8
Canterbury Region 5.7 5.6 6.4 6.1 6.7 5.5 5.7 5.3 5.1 5.1 3.4 4.6 4.0 2.9 2.6
Otago Region 4.3 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.7 3.9 3.8 5.5 4.3 3.7 3.2 2.9 3.5 2.7
Southland Region 5.3 7.1 5.5 4.6 5.7 6.7 8.6 7.9 8.6 8.5 5.8 5.6 4.1 4.0 5.4
Chatham Islands County2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.5 36.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.4 6.9 6.7 6.3 5.9 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.6 4.2 3.7 3.6
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2015)
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.
  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 97 1.3
Male 348 4.3
Pasifika Female 20 0.6
Male 87 2.7
Asian Female 6 0.2
Male 14 0.4
Other Female 1 0.1
Male 9 1.2
European/Pākehā Female 55 0.3
Male 246 1.4
Total Female 179 0.6
Male 704 2.2

Table 2: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori4.95.25.24.85.35.34.84.45.14.64.43.93.53.02.8
Pasifika3.03.73.23.43.73.93.32.83.12.82.11.91.71.61.7
Asian0.30.30.50.30.30.30.40.30.30.30.10.20.30.10.3
Other1.91.71.92.82.72.33.22.63.01.91.81.10.81.10.7
European/Pākehā1.31.51.41.31.41.21.21.31.31.41.31.11.10.90.9
Total2.22.42.32.22.42.42.22.12.32.22.11.81.71.41.4

Table 3: Number of exclusions, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori629690715698785789718659769707672602538464445
Pasifika144187171191213234198173196179139121105102107
Asian1110231316162016171971220720
Other141519313228413543282516121610
European/Pākehā515580554507566484456481472487469366389311301
Total1,3131,4821,4821,4401,6121,5511,4331,3641,4971,4201,3111,1171,064900883

Table 4: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2015)
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.
  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.
QuintileEthnic GroupTotal
MāoriPasifikaAsianEuropean
/Pākehā
1 (Low SES)4.01.70.63.52.9
23.11.80.11.52.0
32.82.70.31.31.7
41.20.70.30.50.6
5 (High SES)1.40.70.40.40.5

Table 5: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2015)
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.
  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 Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Female Male Māori Pasifika Asian Other European
/Pākehā
5-9 10-14 15+
Auckland 1.5 0.6 2.3 3.5 1.9 0.4 1.0 0.9 0.2 2.2 4.9
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 1.3 0.7 1.8 2.1 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.2 2.0 3.7
Canterbury 1.1 0.4 1.8 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.8 1.7
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 1.7 0.5 2.8 2.7 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.8 0.3 3.0 2.7
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 1.5 0.7 2.3 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 2.0 4.6
Otago/Southland 1.7 0.6 2.7 4.4 1.6 0.0 1.7 1.2 0.6 1.9 6.5
Tai Tokerau 2.5 1.1 3.8 3.7 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 4.4 6.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 1.8 0.7 2.8 2.9 3.2 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 2.7 4.4
Waikato 1.5 0.9 2.2 2.8 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.9 0.1 2.6 4.3
Wellington 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.8
New Zealand 1.4 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.3 2.1 3.9

Table 6: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2015)
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.
  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
05-09 10-14 15+
Northland Region 2.5 1.1 3.8 3.7 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 4.4 6.0
Auckland Region 1.4 0.6 2.3 3.5 1.9 0.4 1.0 0.9 0.2 2.1 5.0
Waikato Region 1.6 0.8 2.3 2.7 1.9 0.0 0.9 1.0 0.1 2.6 4.1
Bay of Plenty Region 1.3 0.8 1.8 2.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.2 2.1 3.6
Gisborne Region 1.6 0.3 2.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.3 3.1 1.6
Hawkes Bay Region 1.7 0.6 2.8 3.1 0.8 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.3 3.0 3.0
Taranaki Region 1.0 0.1 1.9 1.5 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.6 1.3 2.0
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.2 1.1 3.3 3.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.4 3.6 5.4
Wellington Region 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.7
Tasman Region 2.1 0.3 3.8 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.6 2.2 8.9
Nelson Region 1.0 0.8 1.2 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 1.4 3.8
Marlborough Region 1.8 1.1 2.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.7 2.5 4.2
West Coast Region 0.8 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.2 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.1 0.4 1.8 2.8 0.0 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.9 1.7
Otago Region 1.3 0.4 2.0 3.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.4 1.4 5.3
Southland Region 2.4 0.9 3.9 5.3 2.6 0.0 6.9 1.6 0.9 2.8 9.0
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 2.2 2.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.3 2.1 3.9

Table 7: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2015)
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.
  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
05-09 10-14 15+
Far North District 2.4 0.8 4.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 3.8 9.6
Whangarei District 2.6 1.3 3.9 4.7 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 5.4 2.7
Kaipara District 1.9 0.8 3.0 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 2.5 9.6
Auckland:
  - Rodney 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.7 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.7 2.6
  - Hibiscus and Bays 1.2 0.3 2.1 4.3 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.9 0.2 1.7 3.9
  - Upper Harbour 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 2.1
  - Kaipatiki 3.3 1.7 4.7 8.0 1.5 0.9 0.0 2.8 0.6 4.2 10.9
  - Devonport-Takapuna 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.0 3.0 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.1 2.1
  - Henderson-Massey 2.0 1.0 3.0 3.5 2.3 0.4 0.0 1.6 0.1 2.8 8.8
  - Waitakere Ranges 0.8 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 0.5 0.0
  - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
  - Waiheke 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.9 0.0 0.0
  - Waitemata 1.0 0.2 2.0 1.7 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.1
  - Whau 1.1 0.2 2.0 3.0 1.2 0.0 3.2 0.6 0.0 2.3 2.7
  - Albert-Eden 1.0 0.3 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.5 7.7
  - Puketapapa 1.9 0.9 2.7 4.1 4.1 0.0 4.6 1.2 0.0 3.3 5.5
  - Orakei 0.9 0.2 1.5 3.0 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.4 2.5
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 3.1 2.0 4.1 5.4 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 6.6
  - Howick 1.0 0.4 1.6 4.8 1.4 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.2 1.6 3.2
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 1.2 0.5 2.2 1.5 1.1 1.0 6.4 0.0 0.1 1.9 3.5
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 1.0 0.5 1.4 3.6 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.9 0.8
  - Manurewa 4.4 1.8 6.9 6.9 2.8 0.6 0.0 7.0 0.5 6.4 14.2
  - Papakura 1.8 0.3 3.2 2.6 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.9 5.6
  - Franklin 1.0 0.0 1.8 1.0 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 8.1
Thames-Coromandel District 0.9 0.6 1.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 11.0
Hauraki District 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
Waikato District 1.8 0.3 3.2 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.2 3.1 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 1.4 0.8 2.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.8 6.9
Hamilton City 1.2 1.0 1.4 2.8 1.8 0.0 1.4 0.4 0.2 1.9 4.2
Waipa District 1.9 0.5 3.3 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 4.2 0.0
Otorohanga District 7.5 3.6 11.6 11.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 1.5 10.2 23.3
South Waikato District 4.8 1.2 8.2 5.4 5.9 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 9.1 7.2
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 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.4
Western Bay of Plenty District 2.1 0.5 3.7 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.7 1.5 12.9
Tauranga City 1.0 1.1 1.0 2.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 2.0 2.1
Rotorua District 1.9 0.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 3.3 2.9
Whakatane District 0.6 0.0 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.8
Kawerau District 3.7 0.0 6.4 4.3 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 2.6 37.0
Opotiki District 1.4 0.0 2.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 1.5 8.5
Gisborne District 1.6 0.3 2.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.3 3.1 1.6
Wairoa District 0.9 1.7 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0
Hastings District 2.0 0.8 3.3 4.0 1.1 2.0 0.0 0.9 0.3 3.8 2.6
Napier City 1.2 0.2 2.3 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.9 4.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 2.9 1.4 4.1 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.1 3.9 0.0
New Plymouth District 0.9 0.0 1.7 1.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.2 1.5 1.8
Stratford District 1.2 0.0 2.6 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.5 6.6
South Taranaki District 1.5 0.6 2.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.0 0.6 0.0
Ruapehu District 2.6 0.0 5.1 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 4.3 7.5
Wanganui District 2.8 1.2 4.4 4.6 5.9 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.0 4.6 4.7
Rangitikei District 2.6 2.5 2.9 3.9 16.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 4.8 6.3
Manawatu District 4.4 3.0 5.5 4.4 22.1 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.5 5.6 20.9
Palmerston North City 1.4 0.3 2.5 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.4 2.3 3.3
Tararua District 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.9 0.0
Horowhenua District 2.3 1.5 3.0 2.6 3.4 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.5 4.0 2.8
Kapiti Coast District 0.7 0.3 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.5
Porirua City 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 8.1 0.6 0.0 1.3 2.3
Upper Hutt City 0.6 0.0 0.9 1.4 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 1.0 0.0
Lower Hutt City 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.8
Wellington City 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0
Masterton District 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
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 1.7 1.8 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 1.6 2.0 0.0
Tasman District 2.1 0.3 3.8 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.6 2.2 8.9
Nelson City 1.0 0.8 1.2 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 1.4 3.8
Marlborough District 1.8 1.1 2.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.7 2.5 4.2
Kaikoura District 5.0 5.1 4.9 12.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 10.2 0.0
Buller District 0.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.7 0.0 0.0
Grey District 1.1 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.6 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 1.0 0.0 1.9 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0
Waimakariri District 1.1 0.3 1.9 3.0 0.0 8.9 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.2 3.2
Christchurch City 1.1 0.5 1.7 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.4 1.8 1.7
Selwyn District 0.5 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.7 1.8
Ashburton District 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.0
Timaru District 2.2 0.3 4.1 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.4 4.6 1.5
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 1.6 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.9 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 1.8 0.0 3.5 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.7 2.9 3.0
Central Otago District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 1.1 0.6 1.7 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.3 3.5
Dunedin City 1.5 0.5 2.3 4.4 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.5 1.6 6.4
Clutha District 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 9.5
Southland District 0.6 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.3 0.0
Gore District 3.3 0.0 6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 3.6 3.6 0.0
Invercargill City 2.9 1.3 4.4 7.5 3.0 0.0 11.2 1.3 0.8 3.2 13.4
New Zealand 1.4 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.3 2.1 3.9

Table 8: Percentage of exclusions, by behaviour (2001 to 2015)
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.
YearBehaviour
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
200133.024.416.53.80.94.81.87.96.9
200233.121.116.44.00.87.21.96.98.6
200332.521.114.55.00.75.92.09.09.4
200434.717.819.64.10.95.91.86.88.4
200535.618.917.85.21.24.81.56.18.9
200638.613.717.45.41.05.71.68.18.5
200737.114.218.15.50.94.12.07.610.6
200840.112.219.46.30.74.61.26.78.9
200941.214.217.34.51.15.01.46.68.6
201030.720.615.86.30.65.81.37.911.1
201133.315.317.45.01.46.21.18.611.7
201233.617.416.76.70.94.80.97.611.5
201334.717.216.84.91.44.90.95.913.3
201436.616.015.47.10.95.20.63.814.4
201533.713.917.47.01.85.81.05.513.7

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of exclusions, by behaviour (2001-2015)
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.
YearBehaviourTotal
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
20010.70.50.40.10.00.10.00.20.12.2
20020.80.50.40.10.00.20.00.20.22.4
20030.70.50.30.10.00.10.00.20.22.3
20040.80.40.40.10.00.10.00.10.22.2
20050.90.50.40.10.00.10.00.10.22.4
20060.90.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.4
20070.80.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
20080.80.30.40.10.00.10.00.10.22.1
20091.00.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.22.3
20100.70.50.30.10.00.10.00.20.22.2
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
20150.50.20.20.10.00.10.00.10.21.4

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2015)
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 TypeGenderTotal
FemaleMale
Continual Disobedience31.834.233.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse)20.712.213.9
Physical Assault on Other Students16.817.617.4
Physical Assault on Staff2.88.17.0
Verbal Assault on Other Students4.51.11.8
Verbal Assault on Staff6.75.55.8
Smoking or Alcohol1.70.91.0
Theft, Vandalism or Arson4.55.85.5
Other10.614.513.7
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2015)
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
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Northland Region 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.8 2.6 2.9 2.4 2.5
Auckland 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.1 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.4
Waikato Region 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.6
Bay of Plenty Region 2.0 2.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.6 1.3
Gisborne Region 0.8 0.8 1.5 1.1 1.9 1.6 2.7 1.6 1.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 2.3 1.6 1.6
Hawkes Bay Region 2.5 2.8 3.2 2.2 3.2 2.6 3.3 3.3 2.0 2.2 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.1 1.7
Taranaki Region 1.5 2.4 1.6 1.6 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.2 1.9 2.2 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.0
Manawatu Wanganui Region 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.7 3.3 3.9 3.2 3.5 3.9 4.3 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.2
Wellington Region 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.4 0.7 1.1 0.8 0.4
Tasman Region 1.8 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.6 1.8 0.9 2.1
Nelson Region 1.6 1.5 1.9 2.0 3.2 1.3 1.6 2.1 1.6 2.4 3.3 2.0 2.4 2.7 1.0
Marlborough Region 1.8 1.3 2.1 1.4 0.8 0.3 1.5 1.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 2.4 0.9 1.8
West Coast Region 3.5 2.7 2.9 1.8 1.4 3.8 1.0 0.9 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.8
Canterbury Region 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.7 2.1 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1
Otago Region 1.8 2.0 2.2 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 2.1 2.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3
Southland Region 2.0 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.4
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 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4

Table 1: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2015)
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.
  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 13 1.3
Male 44 4.4
Pasifika Female 7 1.3
Male 25 4.9
Asian Female 3 0.5
Male 12 2.0
Other Female 0 0.0
Male 6 5.0
European/Pākehā Female 4 0.1
Male 42 1.5
Total Female 27 0.5
Male 129 2.6

Table 2: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Māori 4.4 3.3 4.5 3.2 3.3 2.4 3.6 2.7 2.6 3.7 2.8 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.8
Pasifika 4.5 8.1 5.0 4.5 5.2 6.8 3.8 4.9 4.5 3.8 3.3 2.3 2.5 1.7 3.1
Asian 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 0.6 1.3
Other 3.9 1.4 3.6 3.9 3.0 2.8 3.9 5.2 6.3 3.6 3.1 1.9 3.2 3.7 2.5
European/Pākehā 1.3 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 0.8
Total 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.6 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6

Table 3: Number of expulsions, by ethnic group (2001 to 2015)
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.
  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 GroupYears
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Māori483552404333534142655254474757
Pasifika264831303955334343383323261832
Asian71519129711141291643715
Other52676691215985896
European/Pākehā646258455454724478805150533546
Total150162166134151155178154190201161136137116156

Table 4: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2015)
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.
QuintileEthnic GroupTotal
MāoriPasifikaAsianEuropean
/Pākehā
1 (Low SES)3.04.71.22.23.5
23.32.01.71.72.2
32.50.81.10.81.2
41.92.01.00.30.8
5 (High SES)2.41.41.20.81.1

Table 5: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2015)
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.
  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 Area1TotalGenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Auckland2.20.83.53.34.11.44.21.0
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo1.60.82.43.80.00.07.40.2
Canterbury0.40.00.91.52.20.00.00.2
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne3.10.06.52.60.06.50.03.6
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast0.50.50.51.70.06.60.00.0
Otago/Southland1.00.31.81.10.03.50.01.0
Tai Tokerau2.60.64.75.00.00.00.00.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu1.30.32.32.20.00.00.01.1
Waikato1.60.72.53.30.00.00.01.1
Wellington0.70.50.81.30.80.90.00.5
New Zealand1.60.52.62.83.11.32.50.8

Table 6: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2015)
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.
  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 Council1TotalGenderEthnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPasifikaAsianOtherEuropean
/Pākehā
Northland Region2.60.64.75.00.00.00.00.6
Auckland Region2.20.83.63.34.11.44.21.0
Waikato Region1.40.62.23.00.00.00.01.0
Bay of Plenty Region1.80.92.74.20.00.08.70.3
Gisborne Region0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Hawkes Bay Region4.00.08.34.00.07.10.04.2
Taranaki Region1.10.02.11.50.00.00.01.0
Manawatu-Wanganui Region1.50.82.32.50.00.00.01.3
Wellington Region0.60.40.71.00.80.90.00.3
Tasman Region0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Nelson Region1.41.41.45.20.011.20.00.0
Marlborough Region0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
West Coast Region0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Canterbury Region0.40.00.91.42.20.00.00.2
Otago Region0.90.01.80.00.04.80.00.8
Southland Region1.40.91.82.50.00.00.01.2
Chatham Islands County2nnnnnnnn
New Zealand Total1.60.52.62.83.11.32.50.8

Table 7: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority (2015)
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.
  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 3.0 0.0 5.9 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whangarei District 2.7 1.1 4.6 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kaipara District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0
Auckland:
  - Rodney 1.5 0.0 2.9 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Hibiscus and Bays 1.1 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
  - Upper Harbour 2.8 0.0 5.7 11.7 53.2 0.0 0.0 1.0
  - Kaipatiki 1.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.0
  - Devonport-Takapuna 1.0 1.4 0.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.6
  - Henderson-Massey 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 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 x n 0.0
  - Waitemata 1.6 0.0 3.9 3.1 1.9 4.1 0.0 0.0
  - Whau 0.9 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.5 2.4 0.0 0.0
  - Albert-Eden 2.2 0.0 4.3 3.4 5.1 1.0 11.0 1.4
  - Puketapapa 4.6 3.8 5.2 17.8 7.7 2.3 0.0 3.2
  - Orakei 2.0 0.0 3.6 13.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 5.7 5.9 5.5 4.9 3.8 5.5 0.0 17.2
  - Howick 2.8 0.5 5.1 9.4 2.7 0.6 18.6 2.3
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 2.5 0.0 6.6 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 2.0 1.2 2.5 0.0 2.6 2.0 0.0 0.0
  - Manurewa 3.0 2.4 3.5 0.0 5.8 0.0 31.4 0.0
  - Papakura 3.5 2.3 4.7 3.9 16.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Franklin 4.7 0.0 9.3 4.9 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thames-Coromandel District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Hauraki District 1.9 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 2.6
Waikato District 3.6 3.5 3.7 7.2 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 1.4 0.9 1.9 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Waipa District 1.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
Otorohanga District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x x 0.0
South Waikato District 2.0 0.0 3.9 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waitomo District 10.6 0.0 21.7 19.0 0.0 0.0 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 5.3 0.0 10.4 7.3 0.0 0.0 x 2.8
Tauranga City 0.6 0.0 1.2 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rotorua District 1.2 2.4 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whakatane District 2.3 0.0 4.6 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kawerau District 15.2 14.7 15.6 17.8 n n n 0.0
Opotiki District 5.9 0.0 11.9 7.0 x 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 2.5 0.0 5.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6
Napier City 6.7 0.0 15.0 6.6 0.0 19.0 0.0 6.6
Central Hawke's Bay District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 n 0.0
New Plymouth District 1.0 0.0 1.9 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Stratford District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0
South Taranaki District 2.2 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 3.7
Ruapehu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x n 0.0
Wanganui District 1.7 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7
Rangitikei District 4.0 5.4 0.0 11.8 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Manawatu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Palmerston North City 1.4 0.0 2.6 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Tararua District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0
Horowhenua District 3.3 3.0 3.5 4.4 0.0 0.0 x 3.4
Kapiti Coast District 0.9 0.0 1.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Porirua City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Upper Hutt City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lower Hutt City 1.4 0.9 2.1 2.1 3.5 4.1 0.0 0.0
Wellington City 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Masterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n x n 0.0
South Wairarapa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x 0.0
Tasman District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson City 1.4 1.4 1.4 5.2 0.0 11.2 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 x n n 0.0
Buller District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.0 x 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 0.0 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 2.0 9.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Christchurch City 0.4 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Selwyn District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashburton District 1.7 0.0 3.3 0.0 50.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Timaru District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 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 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 4.0 0.0 8.2 0.0 0.0 28.6 0.0 2.4
Dunedin City 0.7 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
Clutha District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 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 2.1 1.3 2.9 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
New Zealand 1.6 0.5 2.6 2.8 3.1 1.3 2.5 0.8

Table 8: Percentage of expulsions, by behaviour (2001 to 2015)
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.
YearBehaviour
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOther
200126.024.715.33.32.06.06.77.38.7
200223.528.418.51.91.22.56.29.38.6
200324.122.916.33.03.06.03.610.810.2
200423.126.122.41.50.73.05.27.510.4
200527.821.922.52.60.02.02.611.39.3
200625.812.918.13.21.31.35.812.918.7
200723.616.320.26.71.74.54.511.211.2
200822.719.525.36.50.64.51.39.79.7
200925.325.816.81.60.52.63.711.612.1
201022.434.312.92.50.55.01.58.512.4
201122.425.523.02.50.61.91.911.211.2
201225.025.716.27.41.51.51.58.113.2
201322.634.319.72.90.03.62.92.910.9
201420.726.715.56.00.06.91.76.016.4
201516.732.713.53.20.01.33.26.423.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of expulsions, by behaviour (2001-2015)
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.
YearBehaviour
Continual DisobedienceDrugs (Including Substance Abuse)Physical Assault on Other StudentsPhysical Assault on StaffVerbal Assault on Other StudentsVerbal Assault on StaffSmoking or AlcoholTheft, Vandalism or ArsonOtherTotal
20010.50.50.30.10.00.10.10.10.22.0
20020.50.60.40.00.00.10.10.20.22.1
20030.50.50.30.10.10.10.10.20.22.1
20040.40.40.40.00.00.00.10.10.21.6
20050.50.40.40.00.00.00.00.20.21.8
20060.50.20.30.10.00.00.10.20.31.8
20070.50.30.40.10.00.10.10.20.22.0
20080.40.30.40.10.00.10.00.20.21.7
20090.50.50.30.00.00.10.10.20.22.0
20100.50.70.30.10.00.10.00.20.32.0
20110.40.40.40.00.00.00.00.20.21.6
20120.30.40.20.10.00.00.00.10.21.4
20130.30.50.30.00.00.10.00.00.21.4
20140.20.30.20.10.00.10.00.10.21.2
20150.30.50.20.10.00.00.10.10.41.6

Table 10: Percentage of expulsions for each behaviour, by gender (2015)
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 TypeGenderTotal
FemaleMale
Continual Disobedience29.614.016.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse)18.535.732.7
Physical Assault on Other Students11.114.013.5
Physical Assault on Staff7.42.33.2
Verbal Assault on Other Students0.00.00.0
Verbal Assault on Staff3.70.81.3
Smoking or Alcohol3.73.13.2
Theft, Vandalism or Arson7.46.26.4
Other18.524.023.1
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2001 to 2015)
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
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Northland Region 3.8 1.9 2.9 2.4 2.8 2.0 3.2 0.7 2.4 3.2 2.3 4.4 3.2 4.7 2.6
Auckland 2.5 3.3 3.0 2.2 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.4 1.3 2.2
Waikato Region 2.2 1.8 2.5 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.6 1.7 2.1 2.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 1.4
Bay of Plenty Region 2.3 1.5 2.7 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.9 1.6 0.8 1.7 0.7 1.8
Gisborne Region 0.0 2.1 1.0 0.0 0.9 1.9 2.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0
Hawkes Bay Region 3.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.8 2.1 0.8 3.4 2.0 2.0 1.2 2.5 0.5 4.0
Taranaki Region 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 2.3 0.4 1.6 0.8 0.4 4.7 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.1 1.1
Manawatu Wanganui Region 2.5 3.1 2.6 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.8 1.1 2.0 2.4 3.2 2.4 1.7 1.5
Wellington Region 1.7 2.5 1.4 1.6 2.1 1.4 1.7 1.1 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.6
Tasman Region 1.3 1.5 0.0 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.1 2.2 1.1 0.0 1.1 0.0
Nelson Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.4 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.7 1.4
Marlborough Region 0.0 2.9 3.0 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0
West Coast Region 8.7 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 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 0.5 0.4
Otago Region 1.2 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.9
Southland Region 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.4 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8 1.4
Chatham Islands Count2 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
New Zealand Total 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.6 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6