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 yet been updated in these tables and will be available shortly.    National data are 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 432 408 391 835 861 1,035 65.9 67.8 72.6
Māori Male 581 626 584 805 829 948 58.1 57.0 61.9
Māori Total 1,013 1,034 975 1,640 1,690 1,983 61.8 62.0 67.0
Pacific Female 476 440 502 1,752 1,776 1,818 78.6 80.1 78.4
Pacific Male 704 652 685 1,584 1,629 1,691 69.2 71.4 71.2
Pacific Total 1,180 1,092 1,187 3,336 3,405 3,509 73.9 75.7 74.7
Asian Female 133 129 120 1,879 1,941 1,929 93.4 93.8 94.1
Asian Male 246 227 191 1,971 1,965 1,991 88.9 89.6 91.2
Asian Total 379 356 311 3,850 3,906 3,920 91.0 91.6 92.6
MELAA Female 41 31 34 297 276 284 87.9 89.9 89.3
MELAA Male 75 59 62 267 289 269 78.1 83.0 81.3
MELAA Total 116 90 96 564 565 553 82.9 86.3 85.2
Other Female 12 7 5 66 54 53 84.6 88.5 91.4
Other Male 12 15 10 72 42 65 85.7 73.7 86.7
Other Total 24 22 15 138 96 118 85.2 81.4 88.7
European/Pākehā Female 459 380 435 4,022 4,128 4,005 89.8 91.6 90.2
European/Pākehā Male 779 753 730 4,061 4,055 4,134 83.9 84.3 85.0
European/Pākehā Total 1,238 1,133 1,165 8,083 8,183 8,139 86.7 87.8 87.5
Region Total Female 1,378 1,227 1,291 8,286 8,379 8,364 85.7 87.2 86.6
Region Total Male 2,149 2,085 1,991 8,248 8,181 8,373 79.3 79.7 80.8
Region Total Total 3,527 3,312 3,282 16,534 16,560 16,737 82.4 83.3 83.6
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.