The post-study earnings and destinations of young, domestic graduates

Publication Details

This series of fact sheets and associated data tables provide information on the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification at a tertiary education provider in the New Zealand tertiary education system. They look at differences in earnings and earnings premiums for graduates who complete qualifications at different levels and in different fields of study. They also look at destinations including what proportion of graduates are employed, in further study, overseas, or on a benefit.

These fact sheets update the ones which were first published in March 2016. They also update the reports 'Moving on up', 'Looking at the employment outcomes of tertiary education', 'What young graduates earn when they leave study' and 'What young graduates do when they leave study'.

Many of the results are also available via the easy-to-use and informative Compare Study Options tool on the Careers New Zealand website.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: June 2017

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Fact Sheets

The fact sheets in this series are:

Young, domestic graduate outcomes - earnings Updated: June 2017

This fact sheet looks at how much young graduates earn in the first ten years
after they graduate, by qualification level and field of study.

How much more?  - Earnings premiums for young, domestic graduates Updated: June 2017

This fact sheet compares the median earnings for young graduates
at a particular qualification level and field of study, to the national median.

Young, domestic graduate outcomes - destinations Updated: June 2017

This fact sheet looks at what young graduates do in the first ten years after
they graduate, by qualification level and field of study.

Young, domestic graduate outcomes - methodology Updated: June 2017

This fact sheet describes the technical details of the methodology used to
obtain the results in the above three fact sheets.

Data on post-study outcomes

Statistics for young domestic graduates can be found on the Life After Study statistics page.

These tables show:

  • Post-study earnings for graduates who work in New Zealand after they complete their studies
  • Destinations for graduates who remain in New Zealand after they complete their studies
  • Destinations for all graduates

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