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 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 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 25 25 17 54 48 68 68.4 65.8 80.0
Māori Male 30 38 41 62 79 76 67.4 67.5 65.0
Māori Total 55 63 58 116 127 144 67.8 66.8 71.3
Pacific Female 21 16 16 178 171 166 89.4 91.4 91.2
Pacific Male 29 35 39 176 186 184 85.9 84.2 82.5
Pacific Total 50 51 55 354 357 350 87.6 87.5 86.4
Asian Female 1 7 7 123 128 141 99.2 94.8 95.3
Asian Male 7 7 4 133 134 107 95.0 95.0 96.4
Asian Total 8 14 11 256 262 248 97.0 94.9 95.8
MELAA Female 4 1 1 32 27 29 88.9 96.4 96.7
MELAA Male 5 3 2 19 36 28 79.2 92.3 93.3
MELAA Total 9 4 3 51 63 57 85.0 94.0 95.0
Other Female x x x x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x x x x
Other Total 1 0 0 7 10 6 87.5 100.0 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 21 18 22 195 193 191 90.3 91.5 89.7
European/Pākehā Male 30 35 28 219 202 242 88.0 85.2 89.6
European/Pākehā Total 51 53 50 414 395 433 89.0 88.2 89.6
Territorial Total Female 63 56 56 546 529 542 89.7 90.4 90.6
Territorial Total Male 87 102 97 569 594 584 86.7 85.3 85.8
Territorial Total Total 150 158 153 1,115 1,123 1,126 88.1 87.7 88.0
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.