NCEA level 1

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 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.Alternatively a large amount of school leaver data is available from our statistical pages. See School Leavers with NCEA Level 1

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 1 or equivalent by ethnic group and gender (2014-2016)
Ethnic group Gender Below NCEA level 1 NCEA level 1 or above Percentage with NCEA level 1 or above
2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
Māori Female 1 2 0 32 37 54 97.0 94.9 100.0
Māori Male 3 4 2 39 47 51 92.9 92.2 96.2
Māori Total 4 6 2 71 84 105 94.7 93.3 98.1
Pacific Female 0 1 2 32 37 28 100.0 97.4 93.3
Pacific Male 4 2 2 35 37 36 89.7 94.9 94.7
Pacific Total 4 3 4 67 74 64 94.4 96.1 94.1
Asian Female 5 1 4 192 195 186 97.5 99.5 97.9
Asian Male 5 5 3 180 206 226 97.3 97.6 98.7
Asian Total 10 6 7 372 401 412 97.4 98.5 98.3
MELAA Female 1 1 1 32 32 28 97.0 97.0 96.6
MELAA Male 1 1 3 40 28 39 97.6 96.6 92.9
MELAA Total 2 2 4 72 60 67 97.3 96.8 94.4
Other Female x x x x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x x x x
Other Total 2 1 0 7 5 8 77.8 83.3 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 7 4 6 411 446 377 98.3 99.1 98.4
European/Pākehā Male 9 11 14 461 451 475 98.1 97.6 97.1
European/Pākehā Total 16 15 20 872 897 852 98.2 98.4 97.7
Territorial Total Female 15 8 12 679 719 637 97.8 98.9 98.2
Territorial Total Male 22 21 22 715 710 758 97.0 97.1 97.2
Territorial Total Total 37 29 34 1,394 1,429 1,395 97.4 98.0 97.6
New Zealand Total Female 3,092 2,857 2,782 25,852 26,654 26,954 89.3 90.3 90.6
New Zealand Total Male 4,193 3,958 3,630 26,165 27,137 27,374 86.2 87.3 88.3
New Zealand Total Total 7,285 6,815 6,412 52,017 53,791 54,328 87.7 88.8 89.4

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.