Statistics

Homeschooling

Summary

This index page provides links to data on homeschooling.

As at 1 July 2013, there were 5,521 home schooled students recorded in the Ministry of Education’s Homeschooling database. These students belong to 2,789 families and represent 0.7% of total school enrolments as at 1 July 2013. Out of the 5,521 homeschoolers 65% were the aged 12 or under, 66% had been home-schooled for less than 5 years, and only 4% had been home-schooled for 10 years or more.

European/Pākehā students are more likely to be homeschooled than any other ethnic group with 84% of all Homeschoolers identifying as European/Pākehā compared to 54% of the total school population. Only 7% of Homeschoolers identify as Māori compared to 23% of the total school population, and 2% of identify as Pasifika compared to 10% of the total school population. The ethnicity of 3% of homeschoolers is unknown.

The chart below provides a number of downloads relating to the number of students in Homeschooling.

Downloads
File Size & Type
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Time Series 1998-2013
[MS Excel 66KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013
[MS Excel 77KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Duration 1998-2013
[MS Excel 78KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013[MS Excel 49KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Regional Council 1998-2013
[MS Excel 88KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Gender, Ethnic Group & Territorial Authority 1998-2013
[MS Excel 266KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Duration & Regional Council 1998-2013[MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Duration & Territorial Authority 1998-2013
[MS Excel 248KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Age & Regional Council 1998-2013[MS Excel 78KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Number of Students by Student Age & Territorial Authority 1998-2013[MS Excel 240KB]

Homeschooling Turnover

Between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013 there was an overall net decrease of 10 students; 1,019 students entered into homeschooling and 1,029 students finished homeschooling.

The average age of the 1,019 students entering into homeschooling was 8 years old, 86% were aged 12 or under and less than 1% were age 16 or above. Of the students entering homeschooling during the year ending 1 July 2013 74% identified as European/Pākehā, 10% identified as Māori, 2% identified as Pasifika and 6% of homeschoolers ethnicity were unknown.

The average age of the 1,029 students finishing homeschooling was 13 years old, 43% were aged 12 or under, and 25% were 16-years old or above. Of the students finishing homeschooling during the year ending 1 July 2013, 21% had been in homeschooling less than a year, 38% had been in homeschooling for 1 – 5 years, and 11% had been in homeschooling for 10 years or more. The average time spent in homeschooling of leaving students was 4 years.

The chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to student numbers.


Downloads
File Size & Type
 Microsoft Excel Icon Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 1998-2013
[MS Excel 33KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Student Age & Region 1998-2013
[MS Excel 79KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013 [MS Excel 72KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013 [MS Excel 48KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Entering Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Reigion 1998-2013 [MS Excel 91KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Duration & Region 1998-2013[MS Excel 87KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Age & Regional Council 1998-2013[MS Excel 84KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Age 1998-2013 [MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Duration 1998-2013[MS Excel 80KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Ethnicity 1998-2013[MS Excel 47KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon Students Finishing Homeschooling by Gender, Ethnic Group & Region 1998-2013[MS Excel 91KB]

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