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 26 26 28 47 47 51 64.4 64.4 64.6
Māori Male 34 28 25 47 45 42 58.0 61.6 62.7
Māori Total 60 54 53 94 92 93 61.0 63.0 63.7
Pacific Female 101 82 80 362 343 359 78.2 80.7 81.8
Pacific Male 112 106 103 182 192 198 61.9 64.4 65.8
Pacific Total 213 188 183 544 535 557 71.9 74.0 75.3
Asian Female 8 6 7 43 55 61 84.3 90.2 89.7
Asian Male 12 11 12 58 54 57 82.9 83.1 82.6
Asian Total 20 17 19 101 109 118 83.5 86.5 86.1
MELAA Female x x 0 x x 7 x x 100.0
MELAA Male x x 5 x x 6 x x 54.5
MELAA Total 0 3 5 10 11 13 100.0 78.6 72.2
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 12 4 14 61 74 51 83.6 94.9 78.5
European/Pākehā Male 13 18 11 129 125 120 90.8 87.4 91.6
European/Pākehā Total 25 22 25 190 199 171 88.4 90.0 87.2
Territorial Total Female 129 112 112 492 496 498 79.2 81.6 81.6
Territorial Total Male 158 146 147 398 395 402 71.6 73.0 73.2
Territorial Total Total 287 258 259 890 891 900 75.6 77.5 77.7
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.