Quick Stats about Māori Education

Summary

A1: Population Context (Statistics NZ, 2013 Census data unless otherwise specified)

Māori non-Māori
Population 598,605 3,643,446
Proportion of New Zealand Population 14.1% 85.9%
Median age (years) 24 38
Proportion with formal qualifications 66.7 79.1% (all NZ adults, incl. Māori))
Employment rate 57.5% 64.5% (total NZ, incl. Māori)
Unemployment rate* 12.9% 6 (total NZ, incl. Māori)
Fertility rate (births per woman) 2.5 1.9 (Total NZ incl. Māori)
Median income (year ending March 2013) $22,500

 $28,500 (Total NZ incl. Māori)

Range:$19,700 (Pacifika) - $37,300 (New Zealander)

A2: General Statistics - Māori in Education

Note:

*see Primary and Secondary Education:Māori representation on Schools' Board of Trustees for details


Number and % of Māori
 July 2016
Number of Māori students in compulsory schooling 187,731
Number of Māori students in:
Primary Education (years 1-8) 126,713 (67%)
Secondary Education (years 9-13) 61,018 (33%)
Māori Medium Education (MME) 18,054 (9.6%)
Proportion of Māori students in:
Deciles 1-3 44.5%
Deciles 4-7 37.7%
Deciles 8-10 16.3%
Number and percentage
of Māori teaching staff in
state and state integrated schools (April 2015)
5,291 Māori teaching staff
(9.8% of all teaching staff)
351 Māori Principals
(14.8% of all principals, 6.6% of all Māori teaching staff)
4,490 teachers
(9.5% of all teachers, 84.9% of all Māori teaching staff)
Remaining 9% of Māori teaching staff are management,
resource teachers, guidance counsellors and therapists
Number of teachers in Māori Medium Services
(years 1-13) (April 2015)
1,014
Proportion of New Zealand schools with fair*
Māori representation on Board of Trustess (as at 1 December 2014)
37.9%
A3: Māori Language in Education

Note:

*data is indicative only, see technical notes

Māori Medium Education2015 & 2016
(▲since previous year)
MME ECE Providers (2014)484 (12%)
▼ providers and 0.3 percentage points from 2013)
Māori participating in MME ECE9,389 (end of June 2014)
22.5% of Māori in ECE were in MME services
Schools with students in Māori medium (July 2016)279 schools
unchanged since 2015
Māori MME students (July 2016)18,054 students (9.6% all Māori students)
▲ 671 students (▲ 0.1 percentage points)
Total Māori students participating in Māori language in education (at levels 1-5) (July 2016)78,789 students (40.9% of all Māori students)
▲ 3,514 students (▲ 0.9 percentage points)
Total students participating in Māori
language in education
(at levels 1-5) (July 2016)
179,825 students (22.8% of all students)
▲ 7,261 students (▲ 0.6 percentage points)
Achievement in Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori (2016):
Kōrero59.8% (▼ 3.2 percentage points)
Pānui69.0% (▲0.5 percentage points)
Tuhituhi58.0% (▼1.8 percentage points)
Pāngarau (grouped)57.7% (▼3.2 percentage points)
Māori school leavers from MME (2016)
-achieving NCEA Level 2
353 students (▼39 students)
79.6% (▲ 0.5 percentage points)
Tertiary students in 2015
-enrolled in Māori language qualifications*
-completing Māori language qualifications*

9,350 students (▼ 405 students)
5,005 students (▼ 875 students)
Tertiary: 2014
Number of people who
completed immersion or bilingual initial teacher training (ITE)*
215 (▼ 42 people)
A4: Early Childhood Education (ECE)
        Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Year ended March 2016
(▲ since December 2015)

Number of Māori starting school with prior participation in ECE (YE Dec 2016)

14,816
(▲12 students)

Proportion of Māori starting school with prior participation in ECE (YE Dec 2016) 95.0%
(▲0.7 percentage points)
A5: Primary and Secondary Education
Primary and Secondary Education 2016 (▲ since 2015)     

Māori achievement in National Standards


Writing

61.6% (▼ 0.2 percentage points)

Mathematics

65.3% (▼ 0.3 percentage points)

Reading

68.8% (▼ 0.1 percentage points)

Māori school leavers with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy or above

83.5% (▲ 2.7 percentage points)
Māori 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2 or above 74.3% (▲ 3.2 percentage points)

Māori school leavers (all mediums)

-achieving NCEA Level 2 or above

-staying in school until age 17 or above

-achieving NCEA Level 3 or above

13,738  total leavers

66.5% (▲ 3.3 percentage points)

70.9% (▼ 0.4 percentage points)

33.8% (▲ 2.1 percentage points)

Maōri school leavers from MME

-achieving NCEA Level 2

-staying in school until age 17 or above

353 students (▼ 39 students)

79.6% (▲ 0.5 percentage points)

77.6% (▼ 2.2 percentage points)

Tertiary students in 2015

-enrolled in Māori language qualifications*

-completing Māori language

Data is indicative only, see technical notes

9,350 students (▼ 405 students from 2014)

5,005 students (▼ 875 students from 2014)

Tertiary: 2014
Number of people who completed immersion or bilingual initial teacher training (ITE)*

215 people (▼ 42 people)

Data is indicative only, see technical notes

A6: Tertiary Education
Tertiary Education

2014 (▲ since 2013)     

*unless otherwise stated

Proportion of 25-year-old Māori with a qualification at NZQF Level 4 or above 30.0%
(▲2 percentage points)

Employment rate for Māori aged 15 and over (HFLS Sep 2015)

57.5%
(▼0.6 percentage points)
Employment rate for Māori aged 15 and over with a post school qualification (average, year to December, 2015) 71.0%
(no change)