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 20 16 13 53 57 66 72.6 78.1 83.5
Māori Male 24 19 15 57 54 52 70.4 74.0 77.6
Māori Total 44 35 28 110 111 118 71.4 76.0 80.8
Pacific Female 63 40 39 400 385 400 86.4 90.6 91.1
Pacific Male 74 64 61 220 234 240 74.8 78.5 79.7
Pacific Total 137 104 100 620 619 640 81.9 85.6 86.5
Asian Female 5 3 4 46 58 64 90.2 95.1 94.1
Asian Male 8 8 7 62 57 62 88.6 87.7 89.9
Asian Total 13 11 11 108 115 126 89.3 91.3 92.0
MELAA Female x x 0 x x 7 x x 100.0
MELAA Male x x 4 x x 7 x x 63.6
MELAA Total 0 2 4 10 12 14 100.0 85.7 77.8
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 x 1 5 x 5 71.4 x 83.3
European/Pākehā Female 10 3 6 63 75 59 86.3 96.2 90.8
European/Pākehā Male 6 12 9 136 131 122 95.8 91.6 93.1
European/Pākehā Total 16 15 15 199 206 181 92.6 93.2 92.3
Territorial Total Female 84 61 57 537 547 553 86.5 90.0 90.7
Territorial Total Male 104 91 90 452 450 459 81.3 83.2 83.6
Territorial Total Total 188 152 147 989 997 1,012 84.0 86.8 87.3
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.