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 90 126 129 267 331 335 74.8 72.4 72.2
Māori Male 180 151 173 277 303 353 60.6 66.7 67.1
Māori Total 270 277 302 544 634 688 66.8 69.6 69.5
Pacific Female 16 16 13 52 58 66 76.5 78.4 83.5
Pacific Male 22 28 19 36 47 66 62.1 62.7 77.6
Pacific Total 38 44 32 88 105 132 69.8 70.5 80.5
Asian Female 11 8 12 58 65 53 84.1 89.0 81.5
Asian Male 9 10 9 51 59 64 85.0 85.5 87.7
Asian Total 20 18 21 109 124 117 84.5 87.3 84.8
MELAA Female 0 2 4 11 7 21 100.0 77.8 84.0
MELAA Male 1 1 0 11 12 12 91.7 92.3 100.0
MELAA Total 1 3 4 22 19 33 95.7 86.4 89.2
Other Female 4 3 4 4 3 7 50.0 50.0 63.6
Other Male 3 1 1 8 5 13 72.7 83.3 92.9
Other Total 7 4 5 12 8 20 63.2 66.7 80.0
European/Pākehā Female 107 111 145 816 835 853 88.4 88.3 85.5
European/Pākehā Male 257 195 240 854 861 857 76.9 81.5 78.1
European/Pākehā Total 364 306 385 1,670 1,696 1,710 82.1 84.7 81.6
Region Total Female 205 236 270 1,121 1,164 1,198 84.5 83.1 81.6
Region Total Male 418 355 381 1,129 1,138 1,175 73.0 76.2 75.5
Region Total Total 623 591 651 2,250 2,302 2,373 78.3 79.6 78.5
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.