18-year-olds with a Level 2 qualification or above
This index page provides data on the number of 18-year-olds with a Level 2 qualification or above from 2011 to 2015.
To boost skills and employment the Government has set a Better Public Service target that 85% of 18-year-olds will have achieved Level 2 or an equivalent qualification in 2017.
Cohort numbers are identified through the Ministry's ENROL database, and based on New Zealand Domestic Students who turned 18 within a calendar year. Attainment details are sourced from the Ministry of Education School Leaver dataset, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and Tertiary Single Data Returns (SDRs).
Build Your Own Table: Interactive Pivot Table for BPS 18-year-olds
This spreadsheet allows you to create your tables by any combination of variables. It has the option of displaying number of 18-year-olds by Student Gender, Ethnicity, Leaving Age, the pathway through which they first attained a Level 2 Qualification or above, and by school type variables (such as decile or affiliation) and regional type variables.
Please note: use of this spreadsheet requires MS Excel version 2007 or later.
- 18-year-olds Pivot Table (2011-2015) [MS Excel 2.3MB]
One-on-One Dimensional Tables for Student Numbers
The chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to number of 18-year-olds, and attainment status. All of the tables give breakdown by 'Below Level 2' and 'Level 2 or above'. Regional and School Type variables are based the school the student was attending in the calendar year of cohort, or the last school student attended before entry in workplace or tertiary study.
School Data Dimension Notes
The dimensions are: