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 26 26 24 71 65 83 73.2 71.4 77.6
Māori Male 37 30 26 68 67 88 64.8 69.1 77.2
Māori Total 63 56 50 139 132 171 68.8 70.2 77.4
Pacific Female 51 54 43 261 253 252 83.7 82.4 85.4
Pacific Male 87 69 73 397 351 363 82.0 83.6 83.3
Pacific Total 138 123 116 658 604 615 82.7 83.1 84.1
Asian Female 13 9 12 113 124 115 89.7 93.2 90.6
Asian Male 19 15 7 143 148 146 88.3 90.8 95.4
Asian Total 32 24 19 256 272 261 88.9 91.9 93.2
MELAA Female x x 0 x x 6 x x 100.0
MELAA Male x x 1 x x 6 x x 85.7
MELAA Total 3 1 1 8 9 12 72.7 90.0 92.3
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 x x x x x x x
European/Pākehā Female 8 2 8 40 27 35 83.3 93.1 81.4
European/Pākehā Male 11 7 7 39 45 34 78.0 86.5 82.9
European/Pākehā Total 19 9 15 79 72 69 80.6 88.9 82.1
Territorial Total Female 89 80 76 447 433 449 83.4 84.4 85.5
Territorial Total Male 135 111 110 604 564 599 81.7 83.6 84.5
Territorial Total Total 224 191 186 1,051 997 1,048 82.4 83.9 84.9
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.