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 41 37 37 56 54 70 57.7 59.3 65.4
Māori Male 59 38 47 46 59 67 43.8 60.8 58.8
Māori Total 100 75 84 102 113 137 50.5 60.1 62.0
Pacific Female 85 88 83 227 219 212 72.8 71.3 71.9
Pacific Male 151 123 134 333 297 302 68.8 70.7 69.3
Pacific Total 236 211 217 560 516 514 70.4 71.0 70.3
Asian Female 23 17 17 103 116 110 81.7 87.2 86.6
Asian Male 37 30 26 125 133 127 77.2 81.6 83.0
Asian Total 60 47 43 228 249 237 79.2 84.1 84.6
MELAA Female x x 1 x x 5 x x 83.3
MELAA Male x x 3 x x 4 x x 57.1
MELAA Total 4 2 4 7 8 9 63.6 80.0 69.2
Other Female x x x x x x x x x
Other Male x x x x x x x x x
Other Total x x x x x x x x x
European/Pākehā Female 12 5 14 36 24 29 75.0 82.8 67.4
European/Pākehā Male 16 10 14 34 42 27 68.0 80.8 65.9
European/Pākehā Total 28 15 28 70 66 56 71.4 81.5 66.7
Territorial Total Female 144 130 133 392 383 392 73.1 74.7 74.7
Territorial Total Male 235 186 208 504 489 501 68.2 72.4 70.7
Territorial Total Total 379 316 341 896 872 893 70.3 73.4 72.4
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.