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 59 40 74
Female Polytechnics 21 19 15
Female Wananga 0 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 5 3 4
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 3 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 63 56
Female Total 137 128 154
Male Universities 53 38 56
Male Polytechnics 17 18 20
Male Wananga 0 1 2
Male Private Training Establishments 3 2 6
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 6 1
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 19 32
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 44 64 61
Male Total 135 148 178
Māori Universities 8 6 11
Māori Polytechnics 4 4 3
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 0 0 2
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 0 2
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 12
Māori Total 24 24 30
Pacific Universities 0 x x
Pacific Polytechnics 1 x x
Pacific Wananga 0 x x
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 x x
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x x
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x x
Pacific Total 6 x x
Asian Universities 4 4 11
Asian Polytechnics 1 2 0
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 11 11 16
Asian Total 17 20 30
MELAA Universities x x 4
MELAA Polytechnics x x 0
MELAA Wananga x x 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 6
MELAA Total x x 11
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 103 72 115
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 33 33 33
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 8 5 9
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 5 1
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 18 34
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 105 89
European/Pākehā Total 232 239 282
Total Universities 112 78 130
Total Polytechnics 38 37 35
Total Wananga 0 1 2
Total Private Training Establishments 8 5 10
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 6 1
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 20 22 37
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 90 127 117
Total Total 272 276 332

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 42 56 45
Female Polytechnics 21 18 15
Female Wananga 1 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 2 4 10
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 2
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 6 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 47 53 51
Female Total 119 137 128
Male Universities 30 50 35
Male Polytechnics 14 14 21
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 4 1 2
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 2 1
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 26 23 29
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 56 45 60
Male Total 133 135 148
Māori Universities 4 5 8
Māori Polytechnics 3 1 2
Māori Wananga 1 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 6 1
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 12 13
Māori Total 21 24 24
Pacific Universities x 0 x
Pacific Polytechnics x 1 x
Pacific Wananga x 0 x
Pacific Private Training Establishments x 1 x
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 0 x
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships x 1 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 x
Pacific Total x 6 x
Asian Universities 5 2 6
Asian Polytechnics 1 1 2
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 1 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 11 8
Asian Total 16 17 20
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 66 99 71
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 33 30 32
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 5 4 12
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 2 3
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 28 22 29
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 75 92
European/Pākehā Total 220 232 239
Total Universities 72 106 80
Total Polytechnics 35 32 36
Total Wananga 1 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 6 5 12
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 2 3
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 31 29 34
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 103 98 111
Total Total 252 272 276

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.