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 23 18 16 47 32 58 67.1 64.0 78.4
Māori Male 36 21 14 50 40 53 58.1 65.6 79.1
Māori Total 59 39 30 97 72 111 62.2 64.9 78.7
Pacific Female 29 22 31 127 133 148 81.4 85.8 82.7
Pacific Male 37 30 30 155 126 148 80.7 80.8 83.1
Pacific Total 66 52 61 282 259 296 81.0 83.3 82.9
Asian Female 4 1 0 33 39 39 89.2 97.5 100.0
Asian Male 11 5 5 29 43 56 72.5 89.6 91.8
Asian Total 15 6 5 62 82 95 80.5 93.2 95.0
MELAA Female 1 x x 5 x x 83.3 x x
MELAA Male 2 x x 6 x x 75.0 x x
MELAA Total 3 0 3 11 10 11 78.6 100.0 78.6
Other Female x x x x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x x x x
Other Total x x 3 x x 8 x x 72.7
European/Pākehā Female 6 6 6 48 29 40 88.9 82.9 87.0
European/Pākehā Male 15 12 18 54 36 42 78.3 75.0 70.0
European/Pākehā Total 21 18 24 102 65 82 82.9 78.3 77.4
Territorial Total Female 54 40 43 240 221 266 81.6 84.7 86.1
Territorial Total Male 91 63 65 271 227 277 74.9 78.3 81.0
Territorial Total Total 145 103 108 511 448 543 77.9 81.3 83.4
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.