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 (2016)
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 Age-standardised Rate
Per 1,000 Students
European Male 4,851 24.6
Female 1,208 6.4
Māori Male 4,858 52.1
Female 1,960 21.8
Pasifika Male 1,387 36.2
Female 491 13.1
Asian Male 309 7.6
Female 46 1.2
Other Male 144 15.6
Female 44 5.0
Total Male 11,549 30.5
Female 3,749 10.3

Table 2: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European18.317.417.319.119.220.420.719.519.419.218.717.117.115.914.614.115.7
Māori48.049.450.654.052.654.955.251.449.649.448.143.941.038.035.735.237.2
Pasifika29.729.733.134.533.737.641.234.631.833.433.129.026.826.024.324.224.8
Asian6.26.97.37.57.17.27.87.57.48.06.96.35.85.34.74.34.5
Other14.222.123.323.049.157.865.368.253.543.629.722.720.516.115.612.010.5
Total24.424.525.027.027.329.230.028.027.227.026.123.722.721.219.719.320.6

Table 3: Number of stand-downs, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European8,2647,8587,8488,6428,7269,1479,1728,4268,2397,9997,6886,9266,7846,2795,7165,4996,059
Māori6,7297,1427,5568,4148,5209,0689,1118,5968,3778,4208,3137,5977,1236,6526,3316,3516,818
Pasifika1,5731,6531,9482,1452,1702,5012,8162,4282,2732,4432,4662,1802,0121,9331,8161,8181,878
Asian246284342403405424470458468533474442413378343329355
Other1161922392736298089491,033865744509384346274264205189
Total16,92817,12917,93319,87720,45021,94822,51820,94120,22220,13919,45017,52916,67815,51614,47014,20215,299

Table 4: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2016)
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.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
European Māori Pasifika Asian
1 (Low SES) 67.0 50.6 29.0 4.3 41.6
2 27.7 43.6 27.1 7.5 31.3
3 18.0 33.9 22.0 3.7 21.0
4 11.1 20.9 15.2 3.7 12.0
5 (High SES) 8.4 13.1 10.7 4.0 8.2

Table 5: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by education area (2016)
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 1,000 rates.
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years 
10-14
Years 
15+
Years 
Auckland 17.8 26.1 9.0 12.3 35.6 26.1 5.5 11.7 4.4 28.2 25.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 18.9 26.4 11.0 9.6 31.5 28.4 1.4 5.7 6.5 31.1 22.0
Canterbury 22.6 34.9 9.7 22.0 38.5 18.7 4.0 11.4 15.5 31.2 21.5
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne 22.2 29.8 14.6 13.0 33.5 18.3 3.4 9.1 8.4 37.0 24.1
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 16.9 27.3 6.1 14.7 29.7 13.4 8.0 5.1 5.8 26.5 22.2
Otago/Southland 24.9 39.6 9.5 23.7 38.4 18.3 4.1 14.1 13.3 35.2 30.6
Tai Tokerau 32.4 45.2 19.3 14.0 48.8 33.3 1.4 6.8 5.8 55.6 45.5
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 23.7 37.0 9.8 18.3 38.0 31.7 1.7 7.0 10.7 36.0 28.9
Waikato 26.3 39.3 13.2 17.0 46.1 26.9 1.8 12.0 8.1 43.0 33.5
Wellington 15.7 22.2 8.8 10.9 32.1 19.0 2.2 8.2 4.6 24.7 21.7
New Zealand 20.6 30.5 10.3 15.7 37.2 24.8 4.5 10.5 7.5 32.2 26.0

Table 6: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by regional council (2016)
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 1,000 rates.
Regional Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group9
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years 
10-14
Years
15+
Years 
Northland Region 32.4 44.8 19.4 14.0 48.8 33.3 1.4 6.8 5.8 55.6 45.5
Auckland 17.6 25.6 8.8 12.2 35.0 26.1 5.5 11.7 4.4 27.8 25.2
Waikato Region 26.4 38.8 13.4 16.5 46.6 26.2 1.7 11.1 8.1 43.4 33.0
Bay of Plenty Region 18.5 25.9 11.1 9.5 30.7 29.9 1.5 6.3 5.6 30.9 22.3
Gisborne Region 28.1 34.4 21.8 12.6 35.5 19.1 6.7 0.0 11.1 46.7 28.5
Hawke's Bay Region 20.3 28.9 12.8 13.1 32.3 18.1 2.9 12.1 7.5 33.9 22.8
Taranaki Region 23.2 36.4 9.4 17.0 40.4 41.7 3.2 2.8 4.8 35.9 37.9
Manawatu Wanganui Region 25.0 38.8 11.3 19.7 36.9 32.0 1.6 9.6 13.2 38.4 25.5
Wellington Region 14.3 20.3 8.2 10.0 30.2 17.8 2.1 8.1 4.3 22.1 20.1
West Coast Region 33.9 56.7 10.2 35.0 39.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.0 53.8 31.7
Canterbury Region 22.5 34.7 9.7 21.9 38.1 18.6 4.0 11.3 15.4 31.0 21.4
Otago Region 22.2 36.3 8.6 21.9 33.1 12.6 5.3 17.8 13.0 31.7 25.4
Southland Region 30.3 48.3 11.9 27.8 44.8 31.7 1.5 4.6 14.2 42.3 41.2
Tasman Region 9.3 14.0 4.4 7.8 19.6 0.0 5.3 10.8 3.8 15.3 8.7
Nelson Region 20.1 34.8 8.5 15.1 43.2 43.0 13.2 0.0 4.3 29.0 35.8
Marlborough Region 10.8 17.9 2.8 9.6 19.1 0.0 0.0 8.2 2.4 20.5 9.2
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 20.6 30.5 10.3 15.7 37.2 24.8 4.5 10.5 7.5 32.2 26.0

Table 7: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by territorial authority/local board (2016)
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 1,000 rates.
Territorial Authority
/Local Board1
Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years 
10-14
Years 
15+
Years 
Far North District 48.2 66.0 29.1 24.6 58.8 57.0 0.0 30.4 8.8 80.8 70.8
Whangarei District 23.9 33.9 14.0 10.7 41.1 25.5 2.0 0.0 4.0 42.2 32.0
Kaipara District 16.3 22.2 10.1 8.6 27.4 17.4 0.0 0.0 4.5 30.2 13.1
Auckland
  - Rodney 17.6 26.2 8.2 16.9 23.1 13.4 15.7 0.0 4.5 22.7 37.6
 - Hibiscus and Bays 14.3 22.5 5.8 15.1 20.5 10.9 5.7 9.8 3.8 23.3 15.8
 - Upper Harbour 12.6 18.6 6.7 15.8 17.5 15.4 3.6 6.9 5.4 20.6 15.9
  - Kaipatiki 18.7 28.7 7.2 14.7 38.0 44.1 0.0 6.0 6.6 26.6 21.9
  - Devonport-Takapuna 7.6 12.1 2.7 8.2 12.6 11.1 4.1 8.1 1.7 10.1 14.1
 - Henderson-Massey 23.8 35.9 11.5 18.2 47.5 21.8 4.2 19.6 3.6 42.6 31.1
 - Waitakere Ranges 5.7 10.1 0.6 5.7 8.9 2.7 0.0 8.0 3.5 3.4 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 .
 - Waiheke 17.8 29.0 5.6 17.7 21.8 0.0 30.0 0.0 10.1 31.9 0.0
  - Waitemata 15.1 25.0 6.6 8.4 28.7 23.3 8.0 12.6 1.2 22.3 28.4
  - Whau 17.2 23.9 9.6 22.6 37.2 15.1 2.1 4.3 6.5 28.1 21.5
 - Albert-Eden 6.7 10.8 2.4 5.2 9.5 14.7 3.9 11.0 1.4 9.3 12.2
 - Puketapapa 25.8 32.2 18.5 26.7 46.4 44.1 11.3 18.0 5.0 40.6 39.5
  - Orakei 10.5 14.6 6.0 6.2 34.6 19.6 8.8 10.2 1.8 14.7 20.0
 - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 30.4 42.0 18.0 32.3 31.6 34.8 9.7 42.3 8.0 47.7 42.6
 - Howick 8.3 12.9 3.4 7.9 15.6 16.6 4.4 13.7 1.7 13.9 11.6
 - Mangere-Otahuhu 20.5 32.8 10.5 4.9 21.6 22.9 6.8 11.2 2.3 31.2 38.4
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 27.4 37.5 14.9 35.0 39.5 29.0 10.0 20.4 3.0 44.2 45.2
 - Manurewa 32.8 47.2 17.8 28.1 47.0 30.7 3.6 18.4 9.3 50.9 44.6
  - Papakura 38.1 55.0 20.9 17.7 67.9 37.9 2.2 4.3 16.6 61.6 33.9
 - Franklin 16.3 24.5 7.1 7.2 33.6 43.6 3.3 4.8 3.2 23.1 30.7
Thames-Coromandel District 16.2 26.6 6.2 9.4 31.3 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 25.7 22.6
Hauraki District 27.6 43.4 10.9 22.2 40.6 21.3 0.0 36.4 13.1 39.0 43.0
Waikato District 30.9 46.3 14.5 17.8 45.2 34.1 4.8 9.8 3.8 46.4 63.4
Matamata-Piako District 23.4 31.4 15.5 18.5 41.4 10.8 0.0 16.2 5.0 35.9 37.8
Hamilton City 26.9 39.4 14.3 16.0 55.3 18.5 2.1 12.4 11.0 48.3 26.7
Waipa District 19.2 28.8 9.6 15.0 34.7 47.4 0.0 0.0 5.0 27.4 32.9
Otorohanga District 21.4 37.4 6.0 8.4 34.3 33.7 0.0 0.0 5.9 39.0 14.3
South Waikato District 42.5 58.4 25.8 37.6 45.9 54.3 0.0 27.7 10.5 69.8 59.0
Waitomo District 46.6 76.9 9.8 30.6 57.2 49.1 0.0 0.0 6.2 81.2 62.0
Taupo District 21.2 31.8 10.2 10.4 37.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.3 32.0 19.2
Western Bay of Plenty District 18.7 31.1 6.1 12.9 31.6 27.6 0.0 41.7 4.3 28.1 30.0
Tauranga City 15.0 19.6 10.2 9.8 28.8 36.2 2.8 4.0 6.0 25.5 15.4
Rotorua District 12.1 16.9 6.9 6.0 16.5 22.8 0.0 6.5 7.5 18.9 9.5
Whakatane District 33.8 47.5 19.2 8.3 49.5 54.8 0.0 18.9 4.6 60.2 45.0
Kawerau District 31.8 38.5 24.0 26.5 33.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 76.2 17.0
Opotiki District 53.2 75.9 30.8 13.0 59.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 63.4 146.5
Gisborne District 28.1 33.6 22.1 12.6 35.5 19.1 6.7 0.0 11.1 46.7 28.5
Wairoa District 15.2 27.2 3.1 0.0 17.9 0.0 0.0 . 1.4 23.1 33.2
Hastings District 21.1 26.5 15.8 13.1 34.6 23.4 3.2 7.0 8.2 38.1 17.6
Napier City 19.5 31.0 9.5 12.5 34.0 5.4 3.0 20.3 7.3 31.6 24.7
Central Hawke's Bay District 22.0 30.4 11.1 18.5 27.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0 23.8 47.0
New Plymouth District 21.5 32.8 9.5 14.7 41.0 48.7 4.0 3.5 2.6 36.8 32.4
Stratford District 36.2 65.7 10.1 33.0 54.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.5 44.4 75.6
South Taranaki District 23.3 36.7 8.4 16.6 35.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.2 29.3 39.8
Ruapehu District 25.4 37.6 13.2 15.9 31.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.1 32.8 18.2
Wanganui District 29.8 51.1 9.2 20.7 41.4 77.3 0.0 34.1 30.2 42.1 14.6
Rangitikei District 16.5 30.6 6.0 5.0 33.6 28.2 0.0 51.8 1.0 25.5 31.5
Manawatu District 40.1 58.0 18.9 36.0 51.3 41.5 14.3 0.0 9.4 59.7 68.4
Palmerston North City 17.0 24.6 8.6 15.2 27.6 14.4 0.8 4.0 11.0 27.0 14.9
Tararua District 30.6 40.2 20.8 22.7 43.7 0.0 14.8 83.6 0.0 42.1 78.1
Horowhenua District 30.5 49.6 12.3 21.3 41.6 49.8 0.0 0.0 11.6 54.7 20.7
Kapiti Coast District 10.8 16.8 4.9 10.2 14.0 16.2 0.0 6.3 6.5 18.9 6.1
Porirua City 24.9 32.9 16.6 19.1 34.8 22.4 7.7 23.0 4.8 36.9 42.6
Upper Hutt City 18.5 22.6 11.0 14.7 33.3 30.0 5.6 4.6 5.7 32.9 20.6
Lower Hutt City 18.5 28.7 9.3 10.5 39.6 17.7 1.7 9.3 6.9 27.1 25.9
Wellington City 5.9 8.2 3.4 5.0 12.9 8.8 1.5 5.7 0.4 7.9 12.5
Masterton District 19.5 28.6 11.0 11.7 37.5 31.7 7.3 17.9 8.8 35.2 18.2
Carterton District 33.3 63.7 3.9 36.4 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.7 30.8 0.0
South Wairarapa District 57.5 61.2 52.8 32.2 109.5 222.2 0.0 0.0 4.6 72.1 138.6
Tasman District 9.3 14.1 4.4 7.8 19.6 0.0 5.3 10.8 3.8 15.3 8.7
Nelson City 20.1 32.0 7.9 15.1 43.2 43.0 13.2 0.0 4.3 29.0 35.8
Marlborough District 10.8 18.2 2.9 9.6 19.1 0.0 0.0 8.2 2.4 20.5 9.2
Kaikoura District 6.5 4.5 8.3 4.0 10.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 10.9 0.0
Buller District 23.3 46.8 0.0 25.5 21.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 38.4 19.5
Grey District 41.4 69.1 11.2 39.0 66.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.7 64.6 44.5
Westland District 32.4 44.1 21.2 40.7 20.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.8 53.9 17.9
Hurunui District 16.7 30.7 1.6 17.1 13.5 38.3 19.7 0.0 1.2 20.9 50.0
Waimakariri District 13.7 22.4 5.3 13.0 21.4 13.4 0.0 0.0 9.7 20.0 10.5
Christchurch City 26.5 39.7 12.6 26.9 45.8 19.1 3.5 12.4 20.8 36.5 21.8
Selwyn District 16.5 26.6 5.8 16.1 23.3 0.0 7.9 17.6 7.0 18.9 32.1
Ashburton District 14.0 22.5 4.3 11.2 32.6 22.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 23.0 14.6
Timaru District 19.2 33.3 5.1 18.6 26.4 18.7 4.2 18.1 9.9 31.3 19.6
Mackenzie District 20.9 35.6 0.0 13.2 47.6 0.0 70.0 0.0 3.5 9.0 83.3
Waimate District 22.1 37.6 5.4 27.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 27.3 8.8
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . . 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waitaki District 26.3 46.5 6.2 27.3 31.0 20.5 10.9 0.0 16.2 34.6 34.2
Central Otago District 15.8 22.7 8.6 16.6 16.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.7 14.9 27.6
Queenstown-Lakes District 8.5 16.7 0.4 9.0 0.0 20.5 12.0 7.6 3.0 9.3 17.8
Dunedin City 24.7 38.1 10.2 25.4 32.6 11.0 2.4 24.3 16.6 37.4 23.1
Clutha District 27.8 41.9 12.5 18.4 76.3 0.0 0.0 18.0 9.9 43.6 37.4
Southland District 29.9 50.1 6.5 22.5 56.8 295.3 0.0 0.0 8.4 37.1 61.9
Gore District 33.5 57.8 8.2 31.4 56.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.0 41.8 32.9
Invercargill City 29.7 45.4 14.4 29.0 39.5 9.9 3.0 7.2 14.2 44.6 37.0
New Zealand 20.6 30.5 10.3 15.7 37.2 24.8 4.5 10.5 7.5 32.2 26.0

Table 8: Percentage of stand-downs, by behaviour (2000-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
200024.810.28.25.023.02.32.116.18.3
200125.39.87.55.523.72.32.015.78.1
200225.99.37.26.022.32.22.216.08.9
200324.87.67.94.723.62.52.317.39.3
200425.27.47.74.824.92.42.115.79.8
200525.97.06.95.824.82.22.615.29.6
200626.17.57.74.424.42.12.615.110.0
200725.67.88.04.925.32.22.814.19.4
200825.17.07.65.825.72.02.814.99.2
200923.36.58.17.125.72.12.814.69.9
201021.86.58.28.025.92.62.814.39.8
201121.96.07.77.625.42.52.714.911.3
201222.76.37.77.126.02.72.913.611.0
201322.85.26.98.026.12.63.312.912.2
201423.04.97.28.124.82.53.812.713.1
201522.34.57.17.725.42.74.311.614.5
201621.34.36.66.528.22.65.110.614.9

Table 9: Age-standardised rates per 1,000 students of stand-downs, by behaviour (2000-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
20006.12.52.01.25.60.60.53.92.024.4
20016.22.41.81.35.80.60.53.92.024.5
20026.52.31.81.55.60.50.54.02.225.0
20036.72.02.11.36.40.70.64.72.527.0
20046.92.02.11.36.80.70.64.32.727.3
20057.62.02.01.77.20.60.74.42.829.2
20067.82.32.31.37.30.60.84.53.030.0
20077.22.22.21.47.10.60.83.92.628.0
20086.81.92.11.67.00.50.74.02.527.2
20096.31.82.21.96.90.60.84.02.727.0
20105.71.72.22.16.80.70.73.72.626.1
20115.21.41.81.86.00.60.63.52.723.7
20125.21.41.71.65.90.60.63.12.522.7
20134.81.11.51.75.50.60.72.72.621.2
20144.51.01.41.64.90.50.72.52.619.7
20154.30.91.41.54.90.50.82.22.819.3
20164.40.91.41.35.80.51.12.23.120.6

Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2016)
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
MaleFemale
Continual Disobedience20.723.121.3
Smoking or Alcohol3.08.34.3
Theft Vandalism or Arson6.56.76.6
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse)5.78.86.5
Physical Assault on Other Students29.324.828.2
Verbal Assault on Other Students2.43.12.6
Physical Assault on Staff6.02.35.1
Verbal Assault on Staff10.99.410.6
Other15.313.514.9
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by regional council (2000 to 2016)
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 Council1Year
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Northland Region43.943.246.040.141.841.243.535.334.638.041.736.334.442.033.830.132.4
Auckland19.520.722.223.523.325.527.525.623.523.724.322.520.518.917.517.417.6
Waikato Region24.726.629.630.530.431.932.630.531.031.628.830.129.825.724.225.926.4
Bay of Plenty Region24.522.723.322.927.825.918.515.612.414.417.013.916.513.816.615.718.5
Gisborne Region30.923.832.133.332.140.739.640.538.834.032.624.923.121.124.429.828.1
Hawke's Bay Region27.226.528.528.527.729.631.529.128.629.525.428.426.522.520.119.120.3
Taranaki Region20.422.627.025.627.732.333.434.829.030.428.525.425.921.724.720.723.2
Manawatu Wanganui Region30.531.834.940.438.340.345.242.242.537.635.134.233.528.524.121.725.0
Wellington Region22.321.819.723.325.424.727.725.226.326.924.921.917.418.616.715.014.3
West Coast Region49.851.136.644.227.833.444.428.234.449.625.426.823.418.818.924.133.9
Canterbury Region28.826.920.730.231.234.331.031.629.328.526.819.222.221.518.918.322.5
Otago Region18.818.818.719.118.823.422.919.223.325.022.922.821.819.818.818.922.2
Southland Region26.324.030.328.925.932.542.646.648.436.836.033.327.926.625.229.130.3
Tasman Region24.721.922.019.622.924.218.516.621.412.812.810.911.611.610.89.09.3
Nelson Region16.316.212.416.818.521.819.322.828.228.217.213.514.913.815.917.320.1
Marlborough Region21.221.624.824.213.617.720.819.222.917.921.313.113.914.117.210.610.8
Chatham Islands County16.40.00.00.018.465.921.60.0..0.00.00.025.427.422.60.0
New Zealand Total24.424.525.027.027.329.230.028.027.227.026.123.722.721.219.719.320.6
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2016)
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 Students
European Male 742 3.7
Female 162 0.9
Māori Male 970 10.5
Female 413 4.6
Pasifika Male 242 6.3
Female 84 2.2
Asian Male 35 0.9
Female 4 0.1
Other Male 38 4.2
Female 2 0.2
Total Male 2,027 5.4
Female 665 1.8

Table 2: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European4.84.34.34.13.84.03.83.73.63.83.63.22.92.92.52.32.3
Māori18.016.416.215.614.315.314.413.212.113.511.910.910.18.77.67.27.6
Pasifika8.08.58.97.98.68.79.68.06.77.46.25.24.24.13.84.14.3
Asian1.31.31.21.91.31.41.21.11.11.20.90.80.70.70.40.90.5
Other2.94.74.34.48.510.412.515.713.612.46.95.33.72.92.62.32.3
Total7.46.96.96.66.36.86.66.25.86.35.65.04.54.23.63.53.6

Table 3: Number of suspensions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European2,1741,9351,9571,8541,7531,8191,7111,6061,5691,6141,5141,3281,1691,139986901904
Māori2,4442,3132,3612,3962,2952,5222,3712,2102,0452,3072,0621,8861,7571,5291,3501,3001,383
Pasifika412460512486551577655559479541464389320308283312326
Asian51535810674847470737964565053316539
Other24414453110147184237220212119906250443840
Total5,1054,8024,9324,8954,7835,1494,9954,6824,3864,7534,2233,7493,3583,0792,6942,6162,692

Table 4: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2016)
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.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total5
European Māori Pasifika Asian
1 (Low SES) 10.4 10.7 5.0 0.2 7.9
2 3.8 8.4 4.8 0.6 5.4
3 2.7 6.8 3.6 0.6 3.6
4 1.7 4.9 3.1 0.4 2.2
5 (High SES) 1.2 2.5 1.6 0.5 1.2

Table 5: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by education area (2016)
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 European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years
10-14
Years
15+
Years
Auckland 2.9 1.8 5.4 2.3 7.6 4.3 0.5 2.3 0.3 4.4 5.4
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 4.4 1.5 4.3 2.0 6.6 4.3 0.4 2.1 1.2 6.8 6.5
Canterbury 2.7 2.9 5.8 2.1 7.7 2.9 0.3 1.8 1.1 4.6 2.5
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 4.9 0.9 4.4 2.5 4.8 2.8 0.7 1.2 1.1 7.8 7.8
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 3.1 1.7 8.2 2.1 8.0 5.5 0.0 9.5 0.4 5.2 4.5
Otago/Southland 4.5 1.9 4.2 2.0 7.7 3.1 1.8 5.0 1.0 6.7 7.7
Tai Tokerau 6.6 2.4 6.5 3.7 9.0 7.0 0.5 1.2 0.6 9.7 13.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 4.8 3.3 9.7 3.8 9.1 3.0 2.9 3.5 0.9 8.9 5.8
Waikato 4.4 1.8 7.7 2.9 9.2 6.1 1.3 4.9 0.6 7.5 6.3
Wellington 2.8 2.8 6.0 1.9 8.9 6.9 0.2 1.6 0.4 4.7 4.2
New Zealand 3.6 1.8 5.4 2.3 7.6 4.3 0.5 2.3 0.6 5.8 5.7

Table 6: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by regional council (2016)
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 European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years
10-14
Years
15+
Years
Auckland 2.9 1.5 4.2 1.9 6.5 4.3 0.4 2.1 0.3 4.3 5.3
Bay of Plenty Region 4.2 3.0 5.4 2.2 7.3 3.1 0.4 2.0 1.1 6.5 6.7
Canterbury Region 2.7 0.9 4.4 2.5 4.7 2.8 0.7 1.2 1.1 4.5 2.5
Chatham Islands County 24.9 0.0 49.5 70.1 0.0 . . . 0.0 33.3 0.0
Gisborne Region 5.0 1.1 8.6 1.9 6.5 4.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 7.4 7.4
Hawke's Bay Region 4.9 1.9 8.1 2.2 8.9 5.6 0.0 12.8 0.8 7.9 7.9
Manawatu Wanganui Region 6.4 2.5 10.3 3.5 11.7 8.5 1.6 5.4 0.9 12.2 7.5
Marlborough Region 3.1 0.3 5.7 3.1 3.8 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.7 5.6 3.1
Nelson Region 3.7 3.7 3.8 1.7 13.2 4.9 3.3 0.0 0.3 7.0 5.7
Northland Region 6.6 3.3 9.7 3.8 9.1 3.0 2.9 3.5 0.6 9.7 13.6
Otago Region 4.1 2.8 5.3 3.4 9.3 7.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 6.1 7.5
Southland Region 5.3 1.7 8.8 4.5 8.7 6.5 0.0 4.8 1.5 8.1 8.1
Taranaki Region 3.6 1.5 5.5 2.2 7.1 5.1 1.6 2.9 0.5 5.8 5.8
Tasman Region 2.2 1.5 2.8 1.4 5.6 0.0 0.0 21.6 0.3 4.1 2.0
Waikato Region 4.5 2.6 6.3 2.1 8.8 6.3 0.2 1.4 0.7 7.7 6.3
Wellington Region 2.3 1.1 3.3 1.3 5.3 3.0 0.3 2.0 0.4 3.7 3.4
West Coast Region 3.2 0.9 5.4 2.1 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.2
New Zealand Total 3.6 1.8 5.4 2.3 7.6 4.3 0.5 2.3 0.6 5.8 5.7

Table 7: Age-standardised suspensions rates per 1,000 students, by TLA/Local board (2016)
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.
  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
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 5-9
Years
10-14
Years
15+
Years
Far North District 9.3 13.9 4.4 6.0 10.9 5.0 0.0 15.5 0.6 13.9 19.1
Whangarei District 4.8 7.5 2.1 3.0 7.2 2.8 4.1 0.0 0.3 7.5 9.4
Kaipara District 5.0 4.7 5.4 3.1 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 5.0 13.1
Auckland:
 - Rodney 3.9 5.4 2.2 3.4 5.9 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.2 7.3
  - Hibiscus & Bays 2.0 3.3 0.7 2.0 4.3 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.9 5.4
  - Upper Harbour 1.0 1.6 0.3 0.7 1.9 2.9 1.2 0.0 0.5 0.9 2.0
  - Kaipatiki 3.8 5.9 1.3 2.4 9.9 6.3 0.0 3.3 0.4 6.7 3.5
  - Devonport-Takapuna 1.2 1.6 0.7 1.3 3.2 1.3 0.4 1.3 0.2 1.1 3.2
  - Henderson-Massey 4.8 6.9 2.7 2.6 11.7 4.2 1.4 0.0 0.6 9.2 5.4
  - Waitakere Ranges 1.5 2.8 0.0 0.0 6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.0
 - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 .
  - Waiheke 9.1 12.2 5.8 7.8 13.4 26.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.0 10.5
  - Waitemata 1.3 2.9 0.0 1.0 3.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 2.2
  - Whau 2.2 2.6 1.8 1.5 3.9 3.6 0.4 1.4 0.2 3.3 4.5
  - Albert-Eden 1.1 1.7 0.4 0.9 1.5 2.0 0.2 5.4 0.2 1.7 1.9
  - Puketapapa 3.7 3.6 3.8 2.7 6.7 9.9 0.2 0.0 0.5 5.5 6.7
  - Orakei 1.5 2.1 0.9 1.5 1.8 2.8 0.5 2.1 0.2 1.0 5.1
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 5.0 5.8 4.1 5.0 4.4 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 12.5
  - Howick 2.4 3.9 0.7 2.6 7.5 2.4 0.7 4.3 0.0 3.3 5.3
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 4.6 8.2 1.9 6.6 6.2 4.9 0.0 5.5 0.1 6.9 9.1
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 2.9 3.6 2.0 12.5 6.2 2.3 0.0 14.3 0.0 5.1 4.6
  - Manurewa 6.2 9.2 3.0 2.7 9.0 6.3 0.0 2.9 0.7 7.6 15.0
  - Papakura 4.4 6.4 2.4 1.2 8.9 3.6 1.2 0.0 1.1 8.9 2.0
  - Franklin 2.7 4.5 0.7 2.3 4.1 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.9 6.6
Thames-Coromandel District 5.6 8.8 2.6 3.9 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 11.3
Hauraki District 3.0 4.4 1.6 1.2 5.7 10.3 0.0 35.8 1.6 3.7 5.8
Waikato District 4.6 5.8 3.3 4.6 4.9 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 5.4 12.9
Matamata-Piako District 3.6 5.5 1.8 1.6 9.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 6.9 3.7
Hamilton City 4.1 5.5 2.7 1.9 9.2 4.9 0.0 1.2 0.6 8.0 5.3
Waipa District 1.3 1.9 0.7 0.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 1.3
Otorohanga District 13.6 26.0 1.6 9.2 17.0 37.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.7 4.8
South Waikato District 12.2 15.5 8.9 5.6 15.3 19.5 8.8 0.0 2.2 18.3 21.9
Waitomo District 2.0 2.4 1.5 2.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 0.0
Taupo District 4.7 7.9 1.4 1.0 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 7.3 5.5
Western Bay of Plenty District 5.8 8.4 3.2 3.8 10.9 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.7 7.5 12.7
Tauranga District 2.8 3.9 1.6 2.1 5.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.3 4.1 3.8
Rotorua District 6.5 7.5 5.4 2.6 9.2 7.9 0.0 13.1 0.9 10.7 10.3
Whakatane District 2.5 3.5 1.4 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.8 4.4
Kawerau District 15.4 17.9 12.6 6.5 17.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.4 11.4
Opotiki District 7.3 8.2 6.5 0.0 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 9.5 14.7
Gisborne District 5.0 8.6 1.1 1.9 6.5 4.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 7.4 7.4
Wairoa District 8.8 12.6 4.8 0.0 10.2 0.0 0.0 . 0.0 9.6 28.4
Hastings District 4.1 7.0 1.3 2.0 7.3 6.0 0.0 7.2 1.3 6.4 6.1
Napier City 5.5 9.5 2.0 2.5 10.6 5.3 0.0 22.1 0.5 9.8 8.5
Central Hawke's Bay District 4.5 5.2 3.6 1.0 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 7.8
New Plymouth District 3.2 5.2 1.1 1.9 6.9 6.0 0.0 3.7 0.7 4.8 5.8
Stratford District 6.3 9.0 3.9 3.5 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.8 4.9
South Taranaki District 3.4 5.0 1.7 2.3 4.7 0.0 13.1 0.0 0.0 5.6 5.9
Ruapehu District 16.4 23.6 9.3 3.4 24.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 27.3 25.5
Whanganui District 5.2 8.3 2.2 2.2 9.8 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 10.9 3.4
Rangitikei District 5.0 9.8 1.7 0.9 13.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2 4.8
Manawatu District 7.8 11.0 4.1 6.0 11.2 0.0 14.1 35.6 3.1 13.4 7.0
Palmerston North City 4.8 8.0 1.2 3.3 8.6 7.1 0.7 5.8 0.4 9.4 6.2
Tararua District 13.8 22.0 5.4 6.1 23.4 52.3 14.9 0.0 0.0 20.6 28.2
Horowhenua District 6.0 9.6 2.6 3.7 8.4 11.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 11.3 6.5
Kapiti Coast District 2.6 3.9 1.4 2.2 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 5.0 3.3
Porirua City 6.7 9.6 3.7 2.2 12.3 5.6 2.7 0.0 1.1 11.2 6.3
Upper Hutt City 2.3 3.5 0.0 1.5 4.8 2.1 0.0 9.3 0.4 2.0 6.7
Lower Hutt City 2.1 3.2 1.1 0.8 4.1 2.9 0.6 4.7 0.3 3.3 3.4
Wellington City 0.7 1.2 0.3 0.6 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.0
Masterton District 3.9 5.4 2.5 3.2 6.1 4.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 4.3 8.0
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 6.2 7.0 5.2 3.6 5.2 119.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 7.5
Tasman District 2.2 2.8 1.5 1.4 5.6 0.0 0.0 21.6 0.3 4.1 2.0
Nelson City 3.7 3.8 3.7 1.7 13.2 4.9 3.3 0.0 0.3 7.0 5.7
Marlborough District 3.1 5.7 0.3 3.1 3.8 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.7 5.6 3.1
Kaikoura District 2.2 4.6 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 0.0 0.0
Buller District 3.8 6.1 1.5 1.9 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.5
Grey District 3.9 6.5 1.0 3.1 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.1 4.7
Westland District 1.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0
Hurunui District 2.5 4.8 0.0 1.1 0.0 39.7 22.9 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0
Waimakariri District 2.2 4.6 0.0 2.0 3.5 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.5 4.1
Christchurch City 2.8 4.2 1.3 2.9 5.0 1.8 0.2 0.8 1.5 5.0 1.8
Selwyn District 2.0 3.7 0.3 1.5 2.4 0.0 12.6 9.6 0.2 2.5 4.8
Ashburton District 3.5 5.8 0.9 2.9 6.3 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 5.2
Timaru District 2.3 4.7 0.0 1.9 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.9 2.2
McKenzie District 1.8 3.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.3
Waimate District 2.8 5.3 0.0 1.7 14.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 8.8
Chatham Islands Territory 24.9 49.5 0.0 70.1 0.0 . . . 0.0 33.3 0.0
Waitaki District 5.0 8.1 2.0 3.1 12.5 17.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 12.6
Central Otago District 0.7 1.4 0.0 0.4 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 2.6 4.7 0.5 2.0 5.2 21.4 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.7 9.5
Dunedin City 3.9 4.4 3.4 3.7 7.3 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 6.8 4.8
Clutha District 9.5 12.3 6.6 7.0 24.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.3 25.0
Southland District 5.0 9.1 0.0 4.4 6.7 61.8 0.0 0.0 0.9 4.3 15.1
Gore District 10.2 15.7 4.5 8.4 23.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 19.1 8.2
Invercargill City 4.4 7.2 1.7 3.5 7.4 2.5 0.0 7.0 1.3 7.3 6.1
New Zealand 3.6 5.4 1.8 2.3 7.6 4.3 0.5 2.3 0.6 5.8 5.7

Table 8: Percentage of suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
200023.84.78.330.415.71.32.55.87.5
200123.55.18.232.414.31.23.15.17.1
200224.94.37.429.815.41.12.95.78.4
200323.64.59.326.814.70.83.86.89.7
200425.54.07.925.717.81.23.35.88.8
200525.83.37.425.718.40.83.85.59.4
200627.25.08.720.118.41.34.35.19.9
200727.44.57.420.119.00.84.95.110.9
200829.63.67.418.619.60.85.04.910.5
200930.23.17.222.517.01.24.04.810.0
201023.93.47.326.717.31.14.44.711.3
201125.72.17.722.618.91.44.55.211.9
201224.92.47.623.617.61.24.95.212.6
201325.42.96.125.717.51.34.14.912.1
201425.92.25.523.715.11.65.95.314.6
201524.12.77.020.817.01.55.74.816.5
201623.62.35.819.019.41.25.35.318.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of suspensions, by behaviour (2001-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
20001.80.30.62.31.20.10.20.40.67.4
20011.60.40.62.21.00.10.20.40.56.9
20021.70.30.52.11.10.10.20.40.66.9
20031.60.30.61.81.00.10.30.40.66.6
20041.60.30.51.61.10.10.20.40.66.3
20051.70.20.51.71.20.10.30.40.66.8
20061.80.30.61.31.20.10.30.30.76.6
20071.70.30.51.21.20.00.30.30.76.2
20081.70.20.41.11.10.00.30.30.65.8
20091.90.20.51.41.10.10.30.30.66.3
20101.30.20.41.51.00.10.20.30.65.6
20111.30.10.41.11.00.10.20.30.65.0
20121.10.10.31.10.80.10.20.20.64.5
20131.10.10.31.10.70.10.20.20.54.2
20140.90.10.20.90.60.10.20.20.53.6
20150.90.10.20.70.60.10.20.20.63.5
20160.90.10.20.70.70.00.20.20.73.6


Table 10: Percentage of suspensions for each behaviour, by gender (2016)
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 24.2 21.8 23.6
Smoking or Alcohol 2.0 3.2 2.3
Theft Vandalism or Arson 6.2 4.4 5.8
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 18.3 21.2 19.0
Physical Assault on Other Students 17.6 25.0 19.4
Verbal Assault on Other Students 1.2 1.2 1.2
Physical Assault on Staff 6.0 3.5 5.3
Verbal Assault on Staff 6.0 3.5 5.3
Other 18.6 16.4 18.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by regional council (2000 to 2016)
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 Council1Year
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Northland Region15.413.711.611.211.210.99.68.18.58.78.78.58.36.86.87.56.6
Auckland5.85.85.86.05.45.95.85.54.95.54.74.23.33.12.73.22.9
Waikato Region8.88.68.87.57.78.47.87.07.48.16.97.16.26.75.14.54.5
Bay of Plenty Region11.010.510.78.47.89.57.66.65.17.66.25.86.44.64.84.34.2
Gisborne Region10.04.77.65.54.89.79.910.27.46.43.64.65.65.75.75.45.0
Hawke's Bay Region8.46.85.26.95.37.05.96.47.15.56.06.36.15.74.33.24.9
Taranaki Region4.23.95.45.06.36.16.15.85.84.98.25.64.44.14.93.83.6
Manawatu Wanganui Region8.69.08.97.68.77.310.310.29.49.59.17.77.66.05.24.96.4
Wellington Region7.16.15.75.86.16.06.15.15.35.84.23.82.43.22.51.92.3
West Coast Region18.317.113.410.35.35.810.36.18.79.95.14.25.24.22.21.83.2
Canterbury Region6.25.65.56.36.16.65.45.65.25.05.03.44.53.92.82.52.7
Otago Region4.74.24.84.03.93.84.63.83.75.54.33.73.22.93.42.74.1
Southland Region5.55.27.05.44.55.66.58.47.88.48.45.75.64.13.95.45.3
Tasman Region8.46.97.97.19.14.97.56.05.85.33.22.62.02.22.73.42.2
Nelson Region3.21.92.73.44.44.13.84.03.84.23.96.02.84.64.43.73.7
Marlborough Region8.58.710.111.97.28.47.47.96.98.16.98.18.55.95.43.93.1
Chatham Islands County0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0..0.00.00.00.00.00.024.9
New Zealand Total7.46.96.96.66.36.86.66.25.86.35.65.04.54.23.63.53.6
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2016)
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 Age Standardised Rate
Per 1,000 Students
European Male 249 1.5
Female 49 0.3
Māori Male 356 4.3
Female 125 1.6
Pasifika Male 78 2.4
Female 27 0.8
Asian Male 6 0.2
Female 1 0.0
Other Male 13 1.7
Female 1 0.1
Total Male 702 2.1
Female 203 0.6

Table 2: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European1.61.31.51.41.21.41.21.21.31.31.31.31.11.10.90.90.9
Māori6.04.95.25.24.85.45.34.74.35.04.54.33.93.43.02.83.0
Pasifika3.23.03.73.23.53.63.83.32.73.12.82.11.81.61.61.61.6
Asian0.60.30.20.50.30.30.30.40.30.30.30.10.20.30.10.30.1
Other1.31.50.81.23.34.43.86.04.24.42.72.41.51.01.61.00.9
Total2.52.12.32.32.22.42.42.22.12.32.22.01.71.71.41.41.4

Table 3: Number of exclusions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European629521589569505550485465478468482465365391313299298
Māori740630696729711808796706656762701669598536467444481
Pasifika147144189177198214230201172196178137120104105106105
Asian2010102214161520161919712207207
Other91171236534777586439342214231514
Total1,5451,3161,4911,5091,4641,6411,5731,4691,3801,5091,4191,3121,1171,065915884905

Table 4: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2016)
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
EuropeanMaoriPasifikaAsian
1 (Low SES)5.14.21.60.03.1
21.63.32.40.32.2
31.12.71.30.11.4
40.52.11.00.20.8
5 (High SES)0.40.60.50.00.3

Table 5: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by education area (2016)
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 1,000 rate, not an age-standardised rate.
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years
10-14
Years 
15+
Years 
Auckland 1.5 1.9 0.6 0.9 3.0 1.8 0.1 0.9 0.2 2.2 4.9
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 1.3 1.8 0.8 0.8 2.0 2.5 0.0 1.1 0.2 2.0 3.7
Canterbury 1.1 2.0 0.4 1.1 2.7 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.3 1.8 1.7
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 1.7 3.7 0.5 0.7 3.6 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.0 2.7
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 1.5 1.8 0.2 0.7 2.1 1.8 1.1 5.9 0.5 2.0 4.6
Otago/Southland 1.7 2.1 0.8 1.3 2.4 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.9 6.5
Tai Tokerau 2.5 4.0 1.1 1.6 3.4 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0 4.4 6.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 1.8 3.3 0.8 1.2 4.1 1.4 0.5 2.3 0.5 2.7 4.4
Waikato 1.5 2.2 1.0 0.5 3.7 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.6 4.3
Wellington 0.5 1.3 0.4 0.4 2.2 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.8
New Zealand 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.9 3.0 1.6 0.1 0.9 0.3 2.2 3.9

Table 6: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2016)
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
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years
10-14
Years
15+
Years
Northland Region 2.6 4.0 1.1 1.6 3.4 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.3 4.2 7.0
Auckland 1.3 1.9 0.6 0.8 3.0 1.8 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.9 4.3
Waikato Region 1.6 2.3 0.9 0.6 3.5 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.6 3.5
Bay of Plenty Region 1.3 1.7 0.8 0.9 1.8 2.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 1.8 3.7
Gisborne Region 1.8 3.2 0.3 0.4 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.7 4.5
Hawke's Bay Region 2.1 3.8 0.5 0.8 4.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.5 5.5
Taranaki Region 1.3 1.8 0.8 0.7 2.9 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.2 1.3 7.4
Manawatu Wanganui Region 3.0 4.8 1.1 1.7 5.6 1.4 0.6 1.5 0.5 5.3 5.3
Wellington Region 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.9 1.7
West Coast Region 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.2 2.0 0.4 1.1 2.6 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 2.0 1.9
Otago Region 1.2 1.5 0.9 1.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.6 5.3
Southland Region 1.9 3.3 0.6 1.8 2.5 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.4 5.7
Tasman Region 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 25.6 0.3 1.3 3.8
Nelson Region 1.4 2.5 0.3 0.7 4.5 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.3 2.3 3.8
Marlborough Region 0.7 1.4 0.0 0.5 0.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 2.1
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . . 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.9 3.0 1.6 0.1 0.9 0.3 2.2 3.9

Table 7: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by territorial authority/local board (2016)
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 1,000 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
Male Female European Maori Pasifika Asian Other 05-09
Years
10-14
Years
15+
Years
Far North District 2.7 4.1 1.3 2.9 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.2 9.4
Whangarei District 2.7 4.3 1.1 1.2 4.3 3.3 2.4 0.0 0.3 4.5 6.5
Kaipara District 1.5 2.2 0.8 0.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.5 0.0
Auckland
  - Rodney 1.0 1.3 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 4.4
  - Hibiscus and Bays 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.7 0.8 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 2.0
  - Upper Harbour 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.3 3.0
  - Kaipatiki 3.0 4.6 1.1 2.1 7.7 4.2 0.0 3.8 0.4 5.0 4.3
  - Devonport-Takapuna 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.6 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.2 0.7 1.4
  - Henderson-Massey 2.4 3.2 1.5 1.3 5.0 2.5 0.8 0.0 0.1 3.9 7.5
  - Waitakere Ranges 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 .
  - Waiheke 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0
  - Waitemata 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.1
  - Whau 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.6 1.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.0 1.8
  - Albert-Eden 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 0.3 1.9
 - Puketapapa 2.1 2.3 1.9 1.3 5.3 5.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 2.5 11.0
  - Orakei 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 2.1 3.3 0.8 3.4 2.2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 8.3
  - Howick 0.8 1.3 0.3 1.1 2.3 0.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.1 4.1
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 1.7 2.5 1.0 0.0 2.7 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.4
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 1.3 2.0 0.3 7.4 3.0 0.8 0.0 8.8 0.0 2.5 1.7
  - Manurewa 3.1 4.4 1.7 2.0 5.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.9 8.2
  - Papakura 1.9 3.5 0.3 0.5 4.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.0 0.0
  - Franklin 1.5 2.4 0.5 1.2 2.0 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 15.2
Thames-Coromandel District 1.5 3.1 0.0 0.5 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 3.6
Hauraki District 0.9 1.1 0.6 0.0 1.8 11.8 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 3.3
Waikato District 1.7 2.5 0.9 2.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.9 9.9
Matamata-Piako District 1.4 2.5 0.4 0.3 4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3 2.5
Hamilton City 1.5 2.0 1.1 0.4 3.9 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.0 2.4
Waipa District 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.4 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6 1.7
Otorohanga District 3.6 7.4 0.0 2.0 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 0.0
South Waikato District 4.6 5.1 4.1 1.8 6.8 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 15.5
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 1.5 2.2 0.8 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.6 2.4
Western Bay of Plenty District 0.9 1.8 0.0 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.0
Tauranga City 1.1 1.6 0.6 0.8 2.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 1.6
Rotorua District 2.2 2.6 1.8 1.3 2.6 6.3 0.0 7.9 0.4 3.1 8.0
Whakatane District 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0
Kawerau District 4.3 4.1 4.6 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 16.4
Opotiki District 0.7 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.3
Gisborne District 1.8 3.2 0.3 0.4 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.7 4.5
Wairoa District 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 10.5
Hastings District 1.9 3.6 0.2 0.7 3.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.7 3.3 1.9
Napier City 2.5 4.4 0.9 1.0 5.2 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 3.9 8.9
Central Hawke's Bay District 2.9 3.9 1.4 0.0 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 7.6
New Plymouth District 1.6 2.2 1.0 0.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.4 1.3 10.1
Stratford District 1.2 2.5 0.0 0.8 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
South Taranaki District 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0
Ruapehu District 7.1 9.3 5.1 0.0 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 26.8
Wanganui District 3.2 5.3 1.1 2.1 4.9 5.2 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.3 4.8
Rangitikei District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manawatu District 5.5 7.7 2.9 4.4 7.6 0.0 0.0 36.7 1.0 9.1 11.8
Palmerston North City 1.8 3.3 0.2 0.8 4.6 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.2 4.1 0.8
Tararua District 2.6 5.1 0.0 0.8 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 5.7
Horowhenua District 4.1 6.3 2.0 3.3 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 6.2 12.3
Kapiti Coast District 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.4 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.0
Porirua City 1.3 1.6 1.0 0.0 2.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0
Upper Hutt City 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 3.2
Lower Hutt City 0.6 1.2 0.1 0.2 1.5 0.6 0.0 2.8 0.1 0.8 2.6
Wellington City 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
Masterton District 1.0 1.6 0.4 0.3 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.5 4.2
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 1.8 3.2 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0
Tasman District 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 25.6 0.3 1.3 3.8
Nelson City 1.4 2.5 0.3 0.7 4.5 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.3 2.3 3.8
Marlborough District 0.7 1.4 0.0 0.5 0.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 2.1
Kaikoura District 2.4 5.1 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 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 0.6 1.1 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0
Westland District 1.1 2.3 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0
Hurunui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimakariri District 0.9 1.8 0.0 0.6 1.9 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 3.1
Christchurch City 1.4 2.2 0.7 1.4 3.1 0.4 0.0 0.9 0.5 2.5 1.8
Selwyn District 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 2.0
Ashburton District 1.2 1.7 0.5 1.0 1.8 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0
Timaru District 1.4 2.9 0.0 1.1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.1 1.7
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 1.5 2.8 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.6
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . . 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waitaki District 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.6
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 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 3.6
Dunedin City 1.5 1.7 1.3 1.4 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 4.7
Clutha District 1.6 2.3 0.8 1.6 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.8
Southland District 1.5 2.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 36.9 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2 8.7
Gore District 4.1 7.1 1.0 3.2 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 7.2 0.0
Invercargill City 1.7 2.7 0.7 1.5 2.2 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.9 6.0
New Zealand 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.9 3.0 1.6 0.1 0.9 0.3 2.2 3.9

Table 8: Percentage of exclusions, by behaviour (2000-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
200032.42.47.624.017.01.42.75.57.1
200133.11.87.924.416.40.93.84.86.9
200233.11.96.821.116.50.94.07.28.6
200332.72.09.121.114.40.74.95.89.3
200434.61.87.017.819.50.94.25.98.3
200535.51.56.218.817.71.25.34.89.0
200638.71.68.013.717.41.05.45.88.5
200736.81.97.714.018.20.95.54.210.8
200840.11.36.612.319.20.86.24.68.9
200941.21.56.614.117.21.24.45.18.6
201030.71.37.920.515.90.66.35.811.1
201133.21.18.815.317.41.45.06.211.7
201233.60.97.617.416.70.96.74.811.5
201334.70.95.917.316.81.44.94.913.1
201436.40.53.816.015.71.07.05.114.4
201533.91.05.513.917.41.86.95.813.7
201629.31.45.411.418.72.06.96.918.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of exclusions, by behaviour (2000-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
20000.80.10.20.60.40.00.10.10.22.5
20010.70.00.20.50.30.00.10.10.12.1
20020.80.00.20.50.40.00.10.20.22.3
20030.70.00.20.50.30.00.10.10.22.3
20040.80.00.20.40.40.00.10.10.22.2
20050.90.00.20.50.40.00.10.10.22.4
20060.90.00.20.30.40.00.10.10.22.4
20070.80.00.20.30.40.00.10.10.22.2
20080.80.00.10.30.40.00.10.10.22.1
20090.90.00.20.30.40.00.10.10.22.3
20100.70.00.20.40.30.00.10.10.22.2
20110.70.00.20.30.40.00.10.10.22.0
20120.60.00.10.30.30.00.10.10.21.7
20130.60.00.10.30.30.00.10.10.21.7
20140.50.00.10.20.20.00.10.10.21.4
20150.50.00.10.20.20.00.10.10.21.4
20160.40.00.10.20.30.00.10.10.31.4

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2016)
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 28.9 30.5 29.3
Smoking or Alcohol 1.3 2.0 1.4
Theft Vandalism or Arson 5.8 3.9 5.4
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 11.5 10.8 11.4
Physical Assault on Other Students 17.7 22.2 18.7
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.1 1.5 2.0
Physical Assault on Staff 7.3 5.4 6.9
Verbal Assault on Staff 6.7 7.4 6.9
Other 18.7 16.3 18.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2016)
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 2015 2016
Northland Region 3.7 2.7 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.7 2.5 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.6
Auckland 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.3
Waikato Region 3.2 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.6
Bay of Plenty Region 2.3 2.0 2.9 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.3 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.3
Gisborne Region 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.6 1.1 1.8 1.5 2.7 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.8
Hawke's Bay Region 3.2 2.5 2.8 3.2 2.1 3.2 2.6 3.3 3.3 2.0 2.2 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.1 1.7 2.1
Taranaki Region 1.8 1.5 2.4 1.6 1.6 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.1 1.9 2.2 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.3
Manawatu Wanganui Region 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.2 3.5 3.9 4.2 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.2 3.0
Wellington Region 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.3 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.6
West Coast Region 3.4 3.7 2.7 2.9 2.2 1.6 4.0 1.2 0.8 2.4 1.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.5
Canterbury Region 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 2.1 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2
Otago Region 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 2.1 2.3 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2
Southland Region 2.4 1.9 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.4 1.9
Tasman Region 3.4 1.7 2.3 2.0 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.6 1.8 0.9 2.1 1.0
Nelson Region 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.1 3.2 1.5 1.7 2.1 1.6 2.4 3.3 2.0 2.3 2.6 1.0 1.4
Marlborough Region 1.8 1.8 1.3 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.3 1.4 0.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 2.4 0.9 1.8 0.7
Chatham Islands County 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 Total 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.4

Table 1: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2016)
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 Age Standardised
Rate Per 1,000
European Male 25 0.9
Female 4 0.2
Māori Male 30 2.9
Female 7 0.7
Pasifika Male 25 4.9
Female 13 2.4
Asian Male 6 0.9
Female 0 0.0
Other Male 3 2.3
Female 0 0.0
Total Male 89 1.8
Female 24 0.5

Table 2: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European1.71.21.11.10.81.00.91.20.81.31.40.90.91.00.60.90.5
Māori5.14.32.84.02.93.22.33.62.62.63.72.82.92.42.52.81.8
Pasifika4.34.37.44.64.35.06.43.74.74.13.53.42.22.51.73.13.6
Asian1.21.02.02.21.41.10.71.01.41.10.81.50.40.30.61.30.5
Other2.43.71.33.53.74.43.94.24.98.04.93.71.93.53.72.41.1
Total2.42.02.02.01.61.81.71.91.62.02.11.71.41.41.21.61.1

Table 3: Number of expulsions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2016)
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
European 9162575543515166427479525053354629
Māori5847314737423253394265515446485737
Pasifika2626463030385332423935342326183238
Asian87151912107101412916437156
Other3526799101220131059963
Total186147151157129150152171149187201163136137117156113

Table 4: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2016)
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
EuropeanMāoriPasifikaAsian
1 (Low SES)0.73.55.10.03.6
21.51.43.40.81.7
30.50.81.50.00.6
40.41.31.30.30.5
5 (High SES)0.31.72.60.70.6

Table 5: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2016)
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
MaleFemaleEuropeanMāoriPasifikaAsianOther
Tai Tokerau3.15.31.11.94.80.00.00.0
Auckland1.72.50.80.71.94.40.60.8
Waikato1.01.50.50.41.72.80.05.1
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo0.91.80.00.51.80.00.00.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu1.01.40.60.22.70.00.07.1
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne1.52.80.40.72.44.30.00.0
Wellington0.30.70.00.60.00.00.00.0
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast0.30.50.00.00.010.40.00.0
Canterbury0.40.70.20.30.02.10.90.0
Otago/Southland0.60.60.60.41.14.60.00.0
New Zealand1.11.80.50.51.83.60.51.1

Table 6: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2016)
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 Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other
Northland Region 3.1 5.3 1.1 1.9 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Auckland 1.7 2.5 0.8 0.8 1.9 4.4 0.6 0.8
Waikato Region 1.0 1.6 0.4 0.4 1.9 2.6 0.0 4.8
Bay of Plenty Region 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.6 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne Region 0.9 1.9 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawke's Bay Region 1.7 3.0 0.5 0.8 2.9 5.0 0.0 0.0
Taranaki Region 1.1 2.2 0.0 0.5 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 10.5
Wellington Region 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.5 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 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 2.1 0.9 0.0
Otago Region 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.3 2.0 6.4 0.0 0.0
Southland Region 0.4 0.0 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tasman Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson Region 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.1 0.0 0.0
Marlborough Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . .
New Zealand Total 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.5 1.8 3.6 0.5 1.1

Table 7: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority (2016)
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
Male Female European Māori Pasifika Asian Other
Far North District 0.6 11.8 3.0 6.8 8.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whangarei District 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kaipara District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Auckland:
 - Rodney 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Hibiscus and Bays 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Upper Harbour 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.0 5.5 19.1 0.0 0.0
  - Kaipatiki 1.4 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.0 0.0
  - Devonport-Takapuna 1.2 2.6 0.0 0.0 4.5 7.6 2.4 0.0
 - Henderson-Massey 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.7 2.4 0.0
  - Waitakere Ranges 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Great Barrier 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .
  - Waiheke 0.0 0.0 19.0 12.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Waitemata 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Whau 0.0 6.0 0.9 2.8 3.5 6.0 2.3 0.0
 - Albert-Eden 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Puketapapa 0.0 1.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0 0.0
 - Orakei 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 1.3 3.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 10.3 0.0 0.0
  - Howick 3.6 2.6 0.0 2.3 2.7 0.0 0.6 0.0
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 1.9 9.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 29.2
 - Otara-Papatoetoe 6.5 1.6 2.2 19.0 2.9 1.7 0.0 0.0
 - Manurewa 1.1 9.3 3.6 0.0 3.9 12.2 0.0 0.0
 - Papakura 1.9 2.2 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 - Franklin 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thames-Coromandel District 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hauraki District 3.1 7.2 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 265.8
Waikato District 0.0 3.7 2.7 0.0 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hamilton City 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0
Waipa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otorohanga District 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Waikato District 0.0 4.1 4.4 0.0 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waitomo District 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taupo District 1.9 2.9 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 0.6 3.8 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tauranga City 1.1 1.2 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rotorua District 1.1 2.2 0.0 1.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whakatane District 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kawerau District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Opotiki District 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne District 9.4 1.9 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wairoa District 1.4 17.2 0.0 0.0 10.5 0.0 0.0 .
Hastings District 1.2 2.0 0.9 0.8 1.6 7.2 0.0 0.0
Napier City 3.9 2.6 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Central Hawke's Bay District 1.0 7.4 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Plymouth District 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.7 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Stratford District 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Taranaki District 0.0 4.4 0.0 0.0 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ruapehu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wanganui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rangitikei District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manawatu District 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Palmerston North City 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.0 5.2 0.0 0.0 16.2
Tararua District 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Horowhenua District 1.8 3.5 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kapiti Coast District 0.0 3.5 0.0 2.5 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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wellington City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Masterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Carterton District 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 0.0 11.0 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tasman District 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson City 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.1 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 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
Grey District 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
Hurunui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimakariri District 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Christchurch City 2.1 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0
Selwyn District 0.0 2.1 2.1 1.2 0.0 0.0 36.1 0.0
Ashburton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Timaru District 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mackenzie District 0.0 27.1 0.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . .
Waitaki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Central Otago District 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.7 3.6 0.0 0.0 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.0 10.2 0.0 0.0
Clutha District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Southland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gore District 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Invercargill City 2.1 0.0 1.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.5 1.8 3.6 0.5 1.1

Table 8: Percentage of expulsions, by behaviour (2000 to 2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
200023.13.811.831.29.11.13.27.09.7
200125.26.87.524.515.62.03.46.18.8
200223.86.69.328.517.90.72.02.68.6
200322.93.811.522.916.62.53.25.710.8
200422.55.47.825.622.50.81.63.110.9
200526.72.711.322.724.00.02.72.08.0
200625.05.913.211.819.11.33.31.319.1
200723.44.710.517.019.91.87.04.711.1
200822.81.310.119.525.50.76.74.78.7
200925.72.711.826.217.10.51.62.711.8
201022.41.58.534.312.90.52.55.012.4
201122.11.811.025.823.30.62.51.811.0
201225.01.58.125.716.21.57.41.513.2
201322.62.92.934.319.70.02.93.610.9
201420.51.76.027.415.40.06.06.816.2
201516.73.26.432.713.50.03.21.323.1
201619.53.55.314.223.00.05.34.424.8

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of expulsions, by behaviour (2000-2016)
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
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
20000.60.10.30.70.20.00.10.20.22.4
20010.50.10.10.50.30.00.10.10.22.0
20020.50.10.20.60.40.00.00.10.22.0
20030.50.10.20.50.30.10.10.10.22.0
20040.30.10.10.40.30.00.00.00.21.6
20050.50.00.20.40.40.00.00.00.11.8
20060.40.10.20.20.30.00.10.00.31.7
20070.40.10.20.30.40.00.10.10.21.9
20080.40.00.20.30.40.00.10.10.11.6
20090.50.10.20.50.30.00.00.10.22.0
20100.50.00.20.70.30.00.10.10.32.1
20110.40.00.20.40.40.00.00.00.21.7
20120.30.00.10.40.20.00.10.00.21.4
20130.30.00.00.50.30.00.00.10.21.4
20140.20.00.10.30.20.00.10.10.21.2
20150.30.10.10.50.20.00.10.00.41.6
20160.20.00.10.20.30.00.10.00.31.1

Table 10: Percentage of expulsions for each behaviour, by gender (2016)
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 21.3 12.5 19.5
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 4.5 0.0 3.5
Physical Assault on Other Students 5.6 4.2 5.3
Physical Assault on Staff 14.6 12.5 14.2
Verbal Assault on Other Students 16.9 45.8 23.0
Verbal Assault on Staff 0.0 0.0 0.0
Smoking or Alcohol 6.7 0.0 5.3
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 5.6 0.0 4.4
Other 24.7 25.0 24.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2016)
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 2015 2016
Northland Region 4.8 3.8 1.5 2.5 2.1 2.7 2.3 3.5 0.7 2.4 3.3 2.3 4.5 3.3 4.8 2.6 3.1
Auckland 2.7 2.4 3.0 2.8 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.4 1.3 2.2 1.7
Waikato Region 3.7 2.1 1.7 2.2 1.2 1.7 2.0 2.6 1.7 2.0 2.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 1.4 1.0
Bay of Plenty Region 1.6 2.3 1.3 2.7 2.0 2.0 1.3 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.9 1.5 0.8 1.7 0.8 1.8 0.9
Gisborne Region 3.9 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
Hawkes Bay Region 3.5 3.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.8 2.1 0.5 3.3 2.0 2.0 1.2 2.5 0.5 4.0 1.7
Taranaki Region 2.5 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 2.4 0.4 1.6 0.8 0.4 4.8 1.5 0.7 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.1
Manawatu Wanganui Region 1.8 2.5 2.9 2.4 1.0 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.9 1.2 2.1 2.5 3.2 2.4 1.9 1.5 0.9
Wellington Region 1.6 1.7 2.5 1.5 1.6 2.1 1.4 1.6 1.0 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.3
Tasman Region 0.0 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson Region 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4
Marlborough Region 1.0 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 0.7
West Coast Region 1.4 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 1.4 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8 1.3 0.4
Canterbury Region 1.4 1.3 1.3 0.0 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.2 1.1 2.2 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0
Otago Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.3 2.1 2.1 0.0 0.7 1.4 0.7
Southland Region 4.0 0.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0
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 Total 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.6 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.1