18-year-olds with a minimum of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent

Table 1: Percentage of 18-year-olds with a minimum of NCEA level 2 or equivalent, by ethnic group and gender (2012-2018)

Notes:

  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined).  For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
YearGender Ethnic GroupTotal
MāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European
/Pākehā
2012 Female 63.2% 72.3% 88.7% 79.5% 77.9% 84.7% 79.9%
Male 58.7% 64.0% 85.4% 76.9% 75.2% 79.5% 74.7%
Total 60.9% 68.1% 87.0% 78.2% 76.6% 82.1% 77.2%
2013 Female 66.3% 75.2% 88.9% 80.9% 73.5% 86.7% 81.6%
Male 60.4% 67.7% 85.0% 73.8% 68.9% 80.4% 75.8%
Total 63.3% 71.4% 86.9% 77.4% 71.0% 83.4% 78.6%
2014 Female 69.6% 77.7% 91.0% 80.6% 80.9% 87.4% 83.4%
Male 65.9% 72.3% 87.1% 79.3% 75.6% 82.9% 79.0%
Total 67.7% 75.0% 89.0% 79.9% 78.3% 85.1% 81.2%
2015 Female 74.4% 82.1% 90.5% 84.2% 79.1% 89.5% 85.8%
Male 68.0% 73.2% 87.2% 81.0% 75.2% 85.1% 81.0%
Total 71.1% 77.6% 88.8% 82.5% 77.1% 87.3% 83.3%
2016 Female 77.2% 82.5% 92.6% 82.7% 82.7% 89.9% 86.9%
Male 71.6% 75.1% 89.1% 80.5% 78.9% 86.1% 82.4%
Total 74.3% 78.7% 90.8% 81.6% 80.7% 88.0% 84.6%
2017 Female 78.4% 82.4% 92.5% 85.6% 83.1% 90.4% 87.2%
Male 73.0% 75.0% 89.4% 79.7% 77.9% 86.4% 82.7%
Total 75.6% 78.7% 90.9% 82.6% 80.5% 88.4% 84.9%
2018 Female 79.4% 83.1% 92.6% 83.8% 85.5% 90.6% 87.6%
Male 72.9% 76.6% 88.6% 84.3% 79.6% 86.2% 82.7%
Total 76.1% 79.8% 90.6% 84.1% 82.5% 88.3% 85.1%

Table 2: Percentage of 18-year-olds with a minimum of NCEA level 2 or equivalent, by ethnic group and age left school (2012-2018)

Notes:

  1. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  2. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  3. For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined).  For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
Year Age Left School Ethnic GroupTotal
MāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European
/Pākehā
2012 15 Years 24.8% 21.7% 7.9% 14.0% 8.7% 22.4% 22.1%
16 Years 35.6% 34.9% 51.4% 42.2% 51.4% 50.4% 44.5%
17 Years 74.5% 75.7% 92.2% 85.6% 84.7% 89.1% 85.8%
18 Years 78.6% 81.2% 90.2% 84.2% 84.2% 90.2% 87.6%
Total60.9%68.1%87.0%78.2%76.6%82.1%77.2%
2013 15 Years 25.2% 19.0% 13.3% 12.2% 23.3% 25.4% 23.2%
16 Years 40.2% 38.6% 47.5% 39.6% 30.0% 53.5% 47.5%
17 Years 76.7% 78.6% 93.4% 85.9% 84.3% 89.7% 86.8%
18 Years 78.6% 84.2% 90.0% 83.6% 81.8% 90.7% 88.0%
Total63.3%71.4%86.9%77.4%71.0%83.4%78.6%
2014 15 Years 31.4% 23.3% 11.5% 5.1% 13.9% 25.5% 26.5%
16 Years 44.3% 40.7% 52.4% 50.9% 51.9% 55.6% 50.5%
17 Years 79.2% 82.7% 94.3% 88.6% 92.3% 90.2% 88.0%
18 Years 84.0% 86.8% 91.6% 86.3% 84.4% 92.4% 90.5%
Total67.7%75.0%89.0%79.9%78.3%85.1%81.2%
2015 15 Years 32.9% 26.5% 12.8% 15.7% 16.7% 32.1% 29.3%
16 Years 49.1% 46.0% 54.4% 47.5% 47.5% 60.6% 55.1%
17 Years 80.8% 84.4% 95.0% 89.9% 88.0% 91.8% 89.5%
18 Years 87.1% 89.2% 91.1% 87.8% 84.9% 93.5% 91.6%
Total 71.1% 77.6% 88.8% 82.5% 77.1% 87.3% 83.3%
2016 15 Years 36.4% 24.8% 14.3% 20.0% 13.6% 32.4% 31.3%
16 Years 50.3% 43.7% 62.0% 42.7% 50.8% 63.2% 56.9%
17 Years 83.5% 85.6% 94.8% 90.1% 88.2% 92.5% 90.5%
18 Years 87.4% 89.5% 92.3% 84.5% 89.5% 93.1% 91.6%
Total74.3%78.7%90.8%81.6%80.7%88.0%84.6%
2017 15 Years 36.1% 25.0% 10.6% 11.6% 13.0% 33.1% 31.7%
16 Years 52.3% 43.7% 53.3% 56.6% 50.0% 63.1% 57.2%
17 Years 85.0% 84.7% 96.2% 90.0% 86.0% 93.0% 90.8%
18 Years 88.4% 89.5% 92.2% 85.4% 89.5% 93.4% 91.8%
Total75.6%78.7%90.9%82.6%80.5%88.4%84.9%
2018 15 Years 33.6% 23.1% 18.8% 4.0% 28.6% 32.7% 30.5%
16 Years 51.3% 41.2% 52.6% 48.1% 62.3% 63.4% 56.9%
17 Years 85.6% 86.5% 95.6% 92.3% 88.6% 93.0% 91.1%
18 Years 89.6% 90.9% 91.8% 86.9% 88.4% 93.8% 92.2%
Total76.1%79.8%90.6%84.1%82.5%88.3%85.1%

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