Progression to Tertiary > Institution Type

The tertiary education sector is a diverse sector. Its scope ranges from informal non-assessed community courses in schools through to formal undergraduate degrees and advanced research-based postgraduate degrees.

Progression to tertiary education is a measure of the level of tertiary education a student is enrolled in one, two or three years after leaving school.

School leavers are identified from the Ministry of Education’s ENROL system, while tertiary enrolment information is sourced from the tertiary databases SDR and ITR.

Identical information is available for other territorial authorities in this region by using the drop down menu above. For territorial authorities in other regions first choose the appropriate region from the drop down menu above.

Table 1: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education one year after leaving school (2015-2017 leaver cohorts)
Group Institution Type Year left school
2015 2016 2017
Female Universities 78 78 84
Female Polytechnics 31 33 35
Female Wananga 0 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 19 14 8
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 11 11
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 6 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 81 92 111
Female Total 227 234 259
Male Universities 45 40 49
Male Polytechnics 35 50 37
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 5 12 6
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 13 9 9
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 37 27 44
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 91 110 118
Male Total 226 248 263
Māori Universities 12 8 13
Māori Polytechnics 8 3 3
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 2 1
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 2 2
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 1 3
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 26 33
Māori Total 55 42 55
Pacific Universities 2 x 2
Pacific Polytechnics 1 x 3
Pacific Wananga 0 x 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 x 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 x 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x 1
Pacific Total 6 x 7
Asian Universities 8 4 4
Asian Polytechnics 1 3 4
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 0 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 3 4
Asian Total 15 10 15
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Universities x x x
Other Polytechnics x x x
Other Wananga x x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Universities 105 103 123
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 59 80 66
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 18 25 12
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 19 16
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 46 32 53
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 147 182 210
European/Pākehā Total 390 441 480
Total Universities 123 118 133
Total Polytechnics 66 83 72
Total Wananga 0 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 24 26 14
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 20 20 20
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 48 33 54
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 172 202 229
Total Total 453 482 522

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 students. 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 and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.
Table 2: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education two years after leaving school (2014-2016 leaver cohorts)
Group Institution Type Year left school
2014 2015 2016
Female Universities 80 73 84
Female Polytechnics 40 33 32
Female Wananga 0 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 7 14 10
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 4 2
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 9 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 61 94 101
Female Total 197 227 234
Male Universities 65 47 49
Male Polytechnics 35 31 30
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 9 8 10
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 1
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 46 47 41
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 96 92 117
Male Total 252 226 248
Māori Universities 7 10 10
Māori Polytechnics 1 5 2
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 0 2 2
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 8 4
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 29 24
Māori Total 32 55 42
Pacific Universities x 2 x
Pacific Polytechnics x 0 x
Pacific Wananga x 0 x
Pacific Private Training Establishments x 0 x
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 x
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships x 1 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
Pacific Total x 6 x
Asian Universities 6 8 4
Asian Polytechnics 4 1 2
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 0 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 6 3
Asian Total 16 15 10
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Universities 2 x x
Other Polytechnics 1 x x
Other Wananga 0 x x
Other Private Training Establishments 0 x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 x x
Other Total 5 x x
European/Pākehā Universities 133 102 118
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 70 59 57
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 16 19 18
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 3 3
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 52 50 42
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 138 157 203
European/Pākehā Total 411 390 441
Total Universities 145 120 133
Total Polytechnics 75 64 62
Total Wananga 0 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 16 22 20
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 5 3
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 54 56 46
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 157 186 218
Total Total 449 453 482

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 students. 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 and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.