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 6 6 6 15 24 28 71.4 80.0 82.4
Māori Male 14 19 16 19 23 23 57.6 54.8 59.0
Māori Total 20 25 22 34 47 51 63.0 65.3 69.9
Pacific Female x 3 x x 3 x x 50.0 x
Pacific Male x 4 x x 2 x x 33.3 x
Pacific Total 3 7 1 5 5 7 62.5 41.7 87.5
Asian Female x 1 x x 4 x x 80.0 x
Asian Male x 3 x x 3 x x 50.0 x
Asian Total 1 4 1 4 7 7 80.0 63.6 87.5
MELAA Female x x x x x x x x x
MELAA Male x x x x x x x x x
MELAA Total 1 x 2 4 x 3 80.0 x 60.0
Other Female 0 x x 0 x x 0.0 x x
Other Male 0 x x 0 x x 0.0 x x
Other Total 0 x 0 0 x 6 0.0 x 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 30 34 27 150 190 156 83.3 84.8 85.2
European/Pākehā Male 72 57 51 188 189 179 72.3 76.8 77.8
European/Pākehā Total 102 91 78 338 379 335 76.8 80.6 81.1
Region Total Female 36 41 35 164 213 187 82.0 83.9 84.2
Region Total Male 86 78 66 208 210 206 70.7 72.9 75.7
Region Total Total 122 119 101 372 423 393 75.3 78.0 79.6
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.