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 35 22 25 35 28 49 50.0 56.0 66.2
Māori Male 46 34 26 40 27 41 46.5 44.3 61.2
Māori Total 81 56 51 75 55 90 48.1 49.5 63.8
Pacific Female 45 38 58 111 117 121 71.2 75.5 67.6
Pacific Male 62 46 52 130 110 126 67.7 70.5 70.8
Pacific Total 107 84 110 241 227 247 69.3 73.0 69.2
Asian Female 6 2 2 31 38 37 83.8 95.0 94.9
Asian Male 16 11 12 24 37 49 60.0 77.1 80.3
Asian Total 22 13 14 55 75 86 71.4 85.2 86.0
MELAA Female 1 x x 5 x x 83.3 x x
MELAA Male 3 x x 5 x x 62.5 x x
MELAA Total 4 2 6 10 8 8 71.4 80.0 57.1
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 5 x x 6 x x 54.5
European/Pākehā Female 12 7 6 42 28 40 77.8 80.0 87.0
European/Pākehā Male 22 21 26 47 27 34 68.1 56.3 56.7
European/Pākehā Total 34 28 32 89 55 74 72.4 66.3 69.8
Territorial Total Female 84 60 82 210 201 227 71.4 77.0 73.5
Territorial Total Male 134 104 109 228 186 233 63.0 64.1 68.1
Territorial Total Total 218 164 191 438 387 460 66.8 70.2 70.7
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.