NCEA level 2

A formal school qualification is a measure of the extent to which young adults have completed a basic prerequisite for higher education and training, and many entry-level jobs.

School leavers are identified from the Ministry of Education's ENROL system, while highest school qualification is obtained from schools and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Data presented here is for school leavers with NCEA Level 1 and above, level 2 and above and level 3 and above (including a UE Award).

Identical information is available for the region's territorial authorities using the drop down menu above. For other territorial authorities first choose the appropriate region from the drop down menu above.Alternatively a large amount of school leaver data is available from our statistical pages. See School Leavers with NCEA Level 2

2017 data have not been updated in these tables but National and school level data is available in Senior Student Attainment statistics.

School leavers with at least NCEA level 2 or equivalent by ethnic group and gender (2014-2016)
Ethnic group Gender Below NCEA level 2 NCEA level 2 or above Percentage with NCEA level 2 or above
2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
Māori Female 179 161 159 297 308 356 62.4 65.7 69.1
Māori Male 239 209 211 259 286 371 52.0 57.8 63.7
Māori Total 418 370 370 556 594 727 57.1 61.6 66.3
Pacific Female 9 13 10 23 28 29 71.9 68.3 74.4
Pacific Male 12 13 13 16 22 31 57.1 62.9 70.5
Pacific Total 21 26 23 39 50 60 65.0 65.8 72.3
Asian Female 4 2 3 18 14 28 81.8 87.5 90.3
Asian Male 4 1 2 31 23 38 88.6 95.8 95.0
Asian Total 8 3 5 49 37 66 86.0 92.5 93.0
MELAA Female 2 0 x 4 7 x 66.7 100.0 x
MELAA Male 1 2 x 9 4 x 90.0 66.7 x
MELAA Total 3 2 2 13 11 11 81.3 84.6 84.6
Other Female 1 0 1 5 7 7 83.3 100.0 87.5
Other Male 1 5 4 10 6 5 90.9 54.5 55.6
Other Total 2 5 5 15 13 12 88.2 72.2 70.6
European/Pākehā Female 63 82 101 447 473 524 87.6 85.2 83.8
European/Pākehā Male 137 130 109 426 451 506 75.7 77.6 82.3
European/Pākehā Total 200 212 210 873 924 1,030 81.4 81.3 83.1
Region Total Female 232 231 245 745 774 845 76.3 77.0 77.5
Region Total Male 358 319 306 703 734 864 66.3 69.7 73.8
Region Total Total 590 550 551 1,448 1,508 1,709 71.1 73.3 75.6
New Zealand Total Female 5,383 5,053 5,119 23,561 24,458 24,617 81.4 82.9 82.8
New Zealand Total Male 7,575 7,301 6,828 22,783 23,794 24,176 75.0 76.5 78.0
New Zealand Total Total 12,958 12,354 11,947 46,344 48,252 48,793 78.1 79.6 80.3

Notes:

  1. ‘x’ = data has been suppressed where there are between 0 and 5 students in the denominator for a specific group, for example Asian Females. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed.
  2. Ethnicity is multiple response, that is, students who affiliated in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group. Students are only counted once in the total, therefore, the ethnic groups may not sum to the total.
  3. International fee-paying students are excluded.