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 2 2 1 20 23 24 90.9 92.0 96.0
Māori Male 7 7 5 25 24 37 78.1 77.4 88.1
Māori Total 9 9 6 45 47 61 83.3 83.9 91.0
Pacific Female 12 8 7 101 102 116 89.4 92.7 94.3
Pacific Male 23 17 12 108 82 109 82.4 82.8 90.1
Pacific Total 35 25 19 209 184 225 85.7 88.0 92.2
Asian Female 5 5 3 195 191 170 97.5 97.4 98.3
Asian Male 5 12 8 228 192 215 97.9 94.1 96.4
Asian Total 10 17 11 423 383 385 97.7 95.8 97.2
MELAA Female 1 2 0 23 19 19 95.8 90.5 100.0
MELAA Male 4 8 1 17 21 23 81.0 72.4 95.8
MELAA Total 5 10 1 40 40 42 88.9 80.0 97.7
Other Female 0 x x 6 x x 100.0 x x
Other Male 1 x x 6 x x 85.7 x x
Other Total 1 0 0 12 7 7 92.3 100.0 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 7 5 2 99 82 82 93.4 94.3 97.6
European/Pākehā Male 10 15 19 112 105 115 91.8 87.5 85.8
European/Pākehā Total 17 20 21 211 187 197 92.5 90.3 90.4
Territorial Total Female 25 19 12 415 393 379 94.3 95.4 96.9
Territorial Total Male 44 54 37 472 400 467 91.5 88.1 92.7
Territorial Total Total 69 73 49 887 793 846 92.8 91.6 94.5
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.