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 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 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 4 8 3 18 17 22 81.8 68.0 88.0
Māori Male 13 10 11 19 21 31 59.4 67.7 73.8
Māori Total 17 18 14 37 38 53 68.5 67.9 79.1
Pacific Female 18 17 22 95 93 101 84.1 84.5 82.1
Pacific Male 39 23 30 92 76 91 70.2 76.8 75.2
Pacific Total 57 40 52 187 169 192 76.6 80.9 78.7
Asian Female 10 10 6 190 186 167 95.0 94.9 96.5
Asian Male 18 21 15 215 183 208 92.3 89.7 93.3
Asian Total 28 31 21 405 369 375 93.5 92.3 94.7
MELAA Female 4 2 0 20 19 19 83.3 90.5 100.0
MELAA Male 11 15 2 10 14 22 47.6 48.3 91.7
MELAA Total 15 17 2 30 33 41 66.7 66.0 95.3
Other Female 0 x x 6 x x 100.0 x x
Other Male 2 x x 5 x x 71.4 x x
Other Total 2 1 0 11 6 7 84.6 85.7 100.0
European/Pākehā Female 12 13 8 94 74 76 88.7 85.1 90.5
European/Pākehā Male 23 20 25 99 100 109 81.1 83.3 81.3
European/Pākehā Total 35 33 33 193 174 185 84.6 84.1 84.9
Territorial Total Female 44 44 34 396 368 357 90.0 89.3 91.3
Territorial Total Male 97 82 72 419 372 432 81.2 81.9 85.7
Territorial Total Total 141 126 106 815 740 789 85.3 85.5 88.2
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.