NCEA level 2

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 2

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 2 or equivalent by ethnic group and gender (2014-2016)
Ethnic group Gender Below NCEA level 2 NCEA level 2 or above Percentage with NCEA level 2 or above
2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
Māori Female 33 36 30 46 37 55 58.2 50.7 64.7
Māori Male 43 50 57 49 67 60 53.3 57.3 51.3
Māori Total 76 86 87 95 104 115 55.6 54.7 56.9
Pacific Female 35 34 35 164 153 147 82.4 81.8 80.8
Pacific Male 46 62 68 159 159 155 77.6 71.9 69.5
Pacific Total 81 96 103 323 312 302 80.0 76.5 74.6
Asian Female 7 12 11 117 123 137 94.4 91.1 92.6
Asian Male 12 16 7 128 125 104 91.4 88.7 93.7
Asian Total 19 28 18 245 248 241 92.8 89.9 93.1
MELAA Female 7 3 1 29 25 29 80.6 89.3 96.7
MELAA Male 7 7 5 17 32 25 70.8 82.1 83.3
MELAA Total 14 10 6 46 57 54 76.7 85.1 90.0
Other Female x x x x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x x x x
Other Total 2 1 0 6 9 6 75.0 90.0 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 41 24 39 175 187 174 81.0 88.6 81.7
European/Pākehā Male 63 62 53 186 175 217 74.7 73.8 80.4
European/Pākehā Total 104 86 92 361 362 391 77.6 80.8 81.0
Territorial Total Female 110 95 103 499 490 495 81.9 83.8 82.8
Territorial Total Male 150 179 165 506 517 516 77.1 74.3 75.8
Territorial Total Total 260 274 268 1,005 1,007 1,011 79.4 78.6 79.0
New Zealand Total Female 5,383 5,053 5,119 23,561 24,458 24,617 81.4 82.9 82.8
New Zealand Total Male 7,575 7,301 6,828 22,783 23,794 24,176 75.0 76.5 78.0
New Zealand Total Total 12,958 12,354 11,947 46,344 48,252 48,793 78.1 79.6 80.3

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.