School leavers with NCEA level 3 or above

Data Tables

The following data tables include the data used to produce this indicator:

Table 1: Number and percent of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by ethnic group & gender (2009 to 2017)
Gender / Ethnic Group NZ European/PākehāMāoriPacificAsianOtherMELAAFemaleMale All Leavers

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
2009 Number 18,058 2,214 1,363 3,609 206 456 13,936 10,669 24,605
  Percent 47.2 19.1 23.2 63.7 39.2 44.2 48.2 35.8 41.9
2010 Number 19,163 2,618 1,738 3,928 181 466 15,036 11,558 26,594
  Percent 48.7 20.9 26.4 66.0 42.8 43.8 50.5 36.6 43.4
2011 Number 20,399 3,163 1,974 4,141 213 568 16,254 12,571 28,825
  Percent 51.4 24.1 29.9 67.1 43.6 48.2 53.6 38.9 46.0
2012 Number 20,422 3,336 2,171 4,321 222 620 16,715 12,765 29,480
  Percent 54.2 27.3 33.8 70.7 50.2 52.3 56.9 41.6 49.1
2013 Number 21,068 3,612 2,462 4,627 260 630 17,196 13,720 30,916
  Percent 54.3 27.5 36.8 72.6 50.6 53.2 56.4 43.2 49.6
2014 Number 20,169 3,452 2,468 4,666 241 686 16,823 13,247 30,070
  Percent 54.7 28.2 38.2 73.5 54.3 57.3 58.2 43.6 50.7
2015 Number 21,640 4,133 2,805 4,941 206 730 17,930 14,315 32,245
  Percent 57.7 31.9 41.6 75.2 49.3 58.1 61.1 46.1 53.4
2016 Number 21,802 4,667 3,042 4,962 240 761 18,051 14,859 32,910
  Percent 57.9 34.2 43.9 75.7 51.8 61.1 60.9 47.9 54.3
2017 Number 22,468 5,469 3,391 5,498 283 818 19,043 15,490 34,533
  Percent 57.2 35.6 46.4 77.8 56.9 59.5 60.9 48.2 54.4

Table 2: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by school quintile (2017)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
  4. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
Quintile All LeaversGender Ethnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPacificAsianMELAAOtherEuropean/Pākehā
Quintile 1 (Low SES) 38.7 44.0 33.5 29.9 46.1 64.1 53.8 36.4 34.8
Quintile 2 44.8 52.6 37.9 33.9 44.4 70.3 54.0 56.7 45.7
Quintile 3 48.2 56.8 39.6 34.9 39.6 68.9 55.1 48.7 49.8
Quintile 4 61.0 69.6 53.5 45.1 53.2 80.0 60.1 62.6 61.0
Quintile 5 (High SES) 76.3 81.8 70.7 62.6 63.2 87.3 70.6 71.4 75.3

Table 3: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by education area (2017)

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.
  4. Not Applicable includes students attending homeschool, the correspondence school, students whose school campus covers more than one region, and students with no regional information available.
Education Area All LeaversGender Ethnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European/ Pākehā
Tai Tokerau 39.8 46.7 32.8 28.5 31.7 66.7 50.0 50.0 48.3
Auckland 63.4 70.2 57.0 40.1 49.0 80.7 66.1 67.6 67.5
Waikato 46.3 53.6 39.6 33.6 41.3 73.3 46.1 44.0 50.2
Bay of Plenty, Waiariki 49.7 56.6 43.2 37.8 41.7 74.4 70.0 56.6 54.9
Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu 50.8 61.7 40.8 39.8 35.1 69.8 63.0 48.5 54.0
Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti 51.5 58.9 44.1 38.9 53.7 67.4 52.2 68.2 59.8
Wellington 59.0 64.9 53.4 38.8 46.9 79.8 55.2 40.5 62.6
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 45.4 52.3 39.0 28.5 39.3 47.8 42.3 45.5 48.0
Canterbury and Chatham Islands 56.3 64.6 48.5 34.4 40.2 72.1 58.1 63.0 58.5
Otago, Southland 53.5 62.7 44.5 39.2 32.5 75.3 55.3 64.3 54.8
Not Applicable 27.1 26.3 28.5 14.0 20.2 55.6 32.7 39.4 29.6
New Zealand Total 54.4 60.9 48.2 35.6 46.4 77.8 59.5 56.9 57.2

Table 4: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by regional council (2017)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
  4. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one region and students with no regional information available.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Regional Council All LeaversGender Ethnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European/ Pākehā
Northland Region 39.8 46.7 32.8 28.5 31.7 66.7 50.0 50.0 48.3
Auckland Region 63.5 70.2 57.2 40.3 49.0 80.7 66.3 67.6 67.8
Waikato Region 46.1 53.2 39.5 33.0 40.9 73.0 47.1 43.3 50.1
Bay of Plenty Region 50.7 58.2 43.7 39.2 42.9 75.1 69.7 57.4 55.7
Gisborne Region 40.8 49.1 32.6 33.6 56.5 50.0 x x 57.4
Hawkes Bay Region 54.6 61.7 47.5 41.6 53.3 69.2 54.5 73.7 60.2
Taranaki Region 48.4 59.1 38.7 36.4 31.5 69.6 47.4 72.7 52.2
Manawatu-Whanganui Region 49.4 60.5 39.2 39.1 36.9 71.3 66.7 33.3 52.7
Wellington Region 60.7 66.1 55.6 39.7 47.4 79.5 55.9 42.5 64.4
Tasman Region 40.4 47.9 33.8 34.5 28.6 41.7 x 60.0 41.2
Nelson Region 54.7 60.3 49.0 33.0 40.9 52.2 53.3 x 58.0
Marlborough Region 42.7 52.6 34.2 22.0 36.8 33.3 33.3 x 47.1
West Coast Region 34.8 40.3 29.4 27.5 50.0 x x x 34.9
Canterbury Region 56.2 64.4 48.5 34.1 40.2 72.1 58.1 63.0 58.5
Otago Region 58.5 67.8 49.6 42.5 31.8 76.1 56.8 80.0 59.6
Southland Region 43.2 52.6 33.5 35.4 34.2 72.5 50.0 25.0 44.5
Correspondence School 21.7 21.5 22.0 12.4 17.5 49.0 31.3 33.3 23.0
Not Applicable 64.1 60.4 70.1 33.9 40.0 83.3 x x 69.0
New Zealand Total 54.4 60.9 48.2 35.6 46.4 77.8 59.5 56.9 57.2

Table 5: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2017)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  5. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one Territorial Authority and students with no regional information available.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Territorial Local Authority All LeaversGender Ethnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European/ Pākehā
Far North District 37.6 44.5 31.1 29.1 34.9 52.4 x 28.6 50.7
Whangarei District 41.7 48.7 34.6 27.8 28.6 73.5 56.3 60.0 47.8
Kaipara District 37.9 44.8 30.0 29.1 33.3 75.0 x x 44.3
Auckland - Rodney 49.9 62.0 40.1 47.5 38.1 88.9 60.0 60.0 50.7
Auckland - Hibiscus and Bays 66.0 76.9 55.8 40.7 46.4 68.8 73.0 x 66.6
Auckland - Upper Harbour 70.8 75.7 66.4 57.6 60.0 80.5 70.8 63.6 69.4
Auckland - Kaipatiki 63.4 70.5 55.9 48.9 47.9 81.7 80.0 x 63.1
Auckland - Devonport-Takapuna 83.2 84.1 82.4 77.2 78.8 91.9 82.8 81.8 80.3
Auckland - Henderson-Massey 55.5 62.0 49.0 40.5 46.9 72.1 46.8 83.3 57.8
Auckland - Waitakere Ranges 81.0 100.0 71.4 88.9 n n n n x
Auckland - Waiheke 64.7 76.7 55.3 50.0 x x x n 67.2
Auckland - Waitemata 78.5 78.0 79.2 56.1 69.9 89.8 77.3 85.7 84.0
Auckland - Whau 59.6 67.3 52.9 33.8 48.1 83.7 70.0 40.0 60.3
Auckland - Albert-Eden 80.5 85.8 74.2 57.4 61.3 89.0 72.2 55.6 83.4
Auckland - Puketapapa 70.6 76.7 65.4 52.1 60.7 84.0 52.8 80.0 61.7
Auckland - Orakei 76.6 82.1 71.8 59.4 63.1 85.4 65.0 80.0 78.7
Auckland - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 40.8 51.5 32.6 25.1 35.7 67.5 30.0 63.6 43.1
Auckland - Howick 73.0 81.4 65.7 51.1 57.8 85.0 65.2 77.3 69.9
Auckland - Mangere-Otahuhu 59.7 65.2 53.7 47.3 52.3 75.8 80.0 50.0 78.7
Auckland - Otara-Papatoetoe 42.4 49.7 37.7 25.7 43.0 51.4 54.5 x 36.6
Auckland - Manurewa 35.4 41.4 30.0 24.1 35.4 63.0 65.2 x 33.5
Auckland - Papakura 42.9 52.5 33.4 26.3 29.8 61.5 63.6 33.3 51.4
Auckland - Franklin 41.2 48.1 35.5 28.2 41.9 56.0 55.6 x 42.9
Auckland - Unknown 0.0 0.0 0.0 x x x n x 0.0
Thames-Coromandel District 36.4 44.6 27.8 28.7 0.0 28.6 x n 41.1
Hauraki District 50.0 59.9 42.2 36.5 30.0 60.0 20.0 x 54.7
Waikato District 32.7 40.1 26.2 27.0 46.2 60.0 16.7 x 39.5
Matamata-Piako District 34.4 47.9 22.4 25.9 14.3 72.0 87.5 x 34.7
Hamilton City 51.2 57.5 45.5 36.3 39.0 74.4 45.4 47.4 55.1
Waipa District 54.3 61.3 46.8 43.5 35.0 70.0 50.0 x 55.9
Otorohanga District 28.6 33.3 25.5 22.6 x n x n 41.5
South Waikato District 40.9 45.0 37.4 38.5 58.1 100.0 x n 36.2
Waitomo District 26.7 39.1 16.9 23.3 x n x n 31.6
Taupo District 41.9 44.4 39.4 26.2 28.6 66.7 71.4 40.0 48.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 41.4 56.3 27.2 26.1 10.5 90.0 n x 44.1
Tauranga City 52.5 61.7 43.6 35.4 33.8 71.6 71.4 60.0 56.2
Rotorua District 55.3 56.7 54.1 46.9 58.0 78.6 75.0 x 60.9
Whakatane District 45.6 52.6 39.6 39.3 71.4 75.0 x 0.0 53.2
Kawerau District 24.4 35.9 14.0 24.4 x x n n 0.0
Opotiki District 36.4 48.1 27.3 35.3 x n n n 56.3
Gisborne District 40.8 49.1 32.6 33.6 56.5 50.0 x x 57.4
Wairoa District 25.5 32.1 17.1 26.1 n n n n 14.3
Hastings District 55.6 58.9 52.4 41.4 55.7 61.7 60.0 76.9 61.2
Napier City 58.4 68.2 47.2 45.4 47.9 79.3 50.0 60.0 62.5
Central Hawke's Bay District 41.1 60.0 31.3 45.0 x x n x 36.4
New Plymouth District 53.0 63.2 44.0 42.6 36.4 74.3 46.7 70.0 56.2
Stratford District 41.2 57.1 21.7 33.3 x 60.0 x n 43.5
South Taranaki District 34.1 44.4 23.9 21.4 14.3 50.0 x x 39.6
Ruapehu District 31.2 37.0 25.5 28.2 x x x n 34.2
Whanganui District 54.8 66.0 44.6 46.2 53.3 74.1 x x 59.1
Rangitikei District 42.0 53.0 22.8 26.7 10.0 x n x 53.1
Manawatu District 50.6 62.7 40.6 47.4 50.0 50.0 n x 50.4
Palmerston North City 53.0 64.6 43.0 40.9 33.0 72.3 70.0 35.7 55.1
Tararua District 42.4 51.1 35.0 34.2 50.0 x n n 44.8
Horowhenua District 38.1 51.4 26.1 33.3 34.3 91.7 x x 40.4
Kapiti Coast District 59.1 68.7 50.3 48.6 40.7 75.8 50.0 x 60.1
Porirua City 41.7 50.6 34.1 28.3 41.4 56.3 42.1 x 46.3
Upper Hutt City 55.9 48.3 59.5 35.7 46.2 83.3 73.3 x 57.5
Lower Hutt City 51.1 58.7 42.3 34.4 38.3 78.6 41.9 62.5 56.4
Wellington City 73.2 77.0 69.3 55.8 61.6 81.9 62.1 36.8 75.3
Masterton District 51.3 59.2 42.2 25.9 31.8 66.7 x x 56.4
Carterton District 57.1 x x n n n n n 50.0
South Wairarapa District 40.7 40.7 40.7 29.5 x x n x 45.3
Tasman District 40.4 47.9 33.8 34.5 28.6 41.7 x 60.0 41.2
Nelson City 54.7 60.3 49.0 33.0 40.9 52.2 53.3 x 58.0
Marlborough District 42.7 52.6 34.2 22.0 36.8 33.3 33.3 x 47.1
Kaikoura District 42.3 31.3 60.0 0.0 n n n n 55.0
Buller District 40.5 44.4 36.8 33.3 n n x n 40.0
Grey District 34.5 42.5 27.1 25.8 40.0 x x n 35.0
Westland District 28.6 30.3 26.7 25.0 x n n x 28.8
Hurunui District 45.6 50.0 41.4 57.1 x x n n 42.6
Waimakariri District 44.8 54.7 34.9 22.7 57.1 50.0 57.1 x 45.9
Christchurch City 59.9 66.8 53.4 34.1 41.8 73.2 61.6 65.0 63.2
Selwyn District 59.6 67.7 51.7 50.0 28.6 60.0 40.0 x 61.2
Ashburton District 41.5 54.0 31.1 40.0 15.0 72.0 x x 41.0
Timaru District 48.4 62.9 34.9 32.4 30.8 63.6 53.8 x 50.8
Mackenzie District 52.5 58.8 47.8 x n 50.0 n n 51.5
Waimate District 29.2 48.0 8.7 x x x x n 25.6
Waitaki District 47.4 58.7 35.3 30.6 26.3 69.2 x x 49.4
Central Otago District 50.9 62.0 40.2 31.0 x 40.0 x x 53.4
Queenstown-Lakes District 71.1 80.5 62.9 56.7 x 76.7 27.3 x 73.0
Dunedin City 60.6 69.9 52.0 45.7 32.1 77.8 72.2 81.8 61.4
Clutha District 47.9 55.0 40.9 38.7 20.0 88.9 x x 45.9
Southland District 38.9 52.5 26.9 21.3 n 60.0 x x 41.3
Gore District 46.0 58.3 32.9 33.3 x x x x 47.6
Invercargill City 43.9 51.5 35.8 38.8 33.3 82.6 60.0 16.7 44.7
Correspondence School 21.7 21.5 22.0 12.4 17.5 49.0 31.3 33.3 23.0
Not Applicable 61.8 59.2 66.0 30.9 34.8 80.0 x x 67.2
New Zealand Total 54.4 60.9 48.2 35.6 46.4 77.8 59.5 56.9 57.2

Table 6: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by electorate (2017)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
  4. Not Applicable includes the correspondence school, students attending homeschool, students whose school campus covers more than one electorate, and students with no regional information available.
  5. x = for this category there were less than 5 school leavers.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Electorate areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Electorate All LeaversGender Ethnic Group
FemaleMaleMāoriPacificAsianMELAAOther European/ Pākehā
Auckland Central 75.2 78.4 62.2 54.7 70.5 87.9 76.9 x 77.8
Bay of Plenty 38.2 44.9 32.1 22.9 30.0 60.0 x x 43.5
Botany 64.8 76.0 54.6 45.0 56.3 83.9 68.9 80.0 60.8
Christchurch Central 54.0 55.3 52.9 35.7 44.2 63.5 57.9 60.0 56.1
Christchurch East 36.2 43.0 32.3 18.8 27.6 36.8 44.4 n 43.3
Clutha-Southland 50.6 61.0 40.3 36.5 54.5 74.0 33.3 80.0 50.7
Coromandel 43.3 53.8 33.5 30.2 18.5 60.0 46.2 x 47.4
Dunedin North 69.2 77.7 59.1 57.8 26.5 84.5 75.0 100.0 69.9
Dunedin South 47.5 53.6 43.6 33.3 40.9 60.9 66.7 x 48.2
East Coast 41.4 49.8 33.7 35.0 55.8 66.7 40.0 12.5 54.2
East Coast Bays 71.8 78.2 66.0 58.8 62.5 79.8 71.3 66.7 70.8
Epsom 87.6 89.0 86.0 73.1 81.6 91.7 74.3 75.0 88.3
Hamilton East 57.2 66.0 51.7 37.1 45.9 79.0 45.8 53.3 61.0
Hamilton West 40.3 48.3 25.7 35.3 34.0 63.8 44.7 x 41.4
Helensville 40.8 51.0 33.8 41.5 20.0 x n x 41.8
Hunua 46.1 54.6 38.9 28.1 43.6 68.8 59.1 57.1 43.0
Hutt South 57.8 65.4 48.0 42.6 43.2 80.0 50.0 57.1 60.3
Ilam 75.8 81.8 66.8 53.8 51.7 89.2 75.0 x 76.3
Invercargill 43.2 51.8 34.2 36.6 34.3 80.0 60.0 16.7 44.6
Kaikoura 43.1 51.3 35.8 24.5 38.1 45.5 33.3 n 47.1
Kelston 62.3 68.5 57.1 46.6 49.6 83.7 74.5 x 65.2
Mana 50.6 58.1 43.8 36.0 41.5 62.0 45.8 x 57.7
Mangere 45.0 50.4 41.7 35.2 42.3 80.4 81.8 60.0 41.7
Manukau East 53.9 61.9 46.4 35.1 49.9 56.6 60.0 x 68.9
Manurewa 38.3 42.4 34.2 25.7 38.1 68.2 78.6 x 41.5
Maungakiekie 44.9 56.3 35.5 30.9 37.1 66.9 33.3 66.7 49.2
Mt Albert 68.1 76.9 60.2 46.6 50.5 80.9 71.0 x 76.0
Mt Roskill 72.3 76.4 68.8 53.8 64.5 84.7 62.5 x 59.8
Napier 55.6 64.9 44.6 42.3 47.9 79.3 50.0 60.0 62.0
Nelson 51.6 57.3 46.1 33.8 41.7 51.8 53.3 50.0 53.9
New Lynn 61.2 71.1 52.5 30.4 44.2 83.2 40.0 x 58.5
New Plymouth 53.2 62.2 45.2 40.6 36.4 71.4 50.0 72.7 57.3
North Shore 83.2 84.1 82.4 77.2 78.8 91.9 82.8 81.8 80.3
Northcote 64.1 71.1 56.6 48.9 47.9 82.6 80.0 x 64.0
Northland 39.1 45.3 32.9 29.6 34.5 65.5 x 37.5 51.0
Not Applicable 24.9 24.9 24.9 12.8 17.4 52.3 31.5 31.8 27.5
Ohariu 67.2 66.9 67.4 51.4 51.2 80.5 54.5 x 69.1
Otaki 45.7 59.1 33.2 37.3 33.3 80.0 28.6 x 48.2
Pakuranga 77.8 82.2 74.0 53.0 56.7 87.8 61.0 80.0 78.6
Palmerston North 54.6 66.1 44.7 45.5 35.1 71.3 67.9 41.7 55.5
Papakura 40.7 49.3 32.2 27.2 29.3 59.3 58.1 28.6 47.5
Port Hills 60.2 64.9 55.8 33.3 12.5 59.1 50.0 x 65.1
Rangitata 46.3 60.4 33.8 33.8 21.9 65.1 50.0 x 48.0
Rangitikei 46.3 56.9 35.0 34.7 33.3 54.5 x x 51.1
Rimutaka 48.0 42.5 51.2 28.5 36.6 80.3 54.2 60.0 54.0
Rodney 61.5 73.5 50.0 40.9 45.5 73.2 72.7 66.7 62.5
Rongotai 79.0 82.5 77.6 63.9 70.3 82.2 68.6 40.0 82.9
Rotorua 53.2 56.4 50.4 44.7 50.0 79.7 75.0 x 57.9
Selwyn 58.9 66.5 51.5 49.2 25.0 56.3 40.0 x 60.6
Tamaki 64.6 66.5 63.5 34.6 42.5 83.7 60.0 72.7 74.0
Taranaki-King Country 34.4 45.2 25.1 27.3 31.6 62.5 40.0 n 38.5
Taupo 50.9 55.5 46.1 37.4 52.9 80.4 64.3 50.0 55.0
Tauranga 54.2 63.5 45.2 37.3 34.3 72.2 68.4 60.6 57.7
Te Atatu 56.3 60.4 52.0 41.9 46.0 74.2 49.0 x 57.7
Tukituki 55.6 59.0 52.4 41.1 55.7 61.7 60.0 76.9 61.3
Upper Harbour 49.6 63.1 38.7 36.7 48.6 60.7 35.7 x 51.0
Waikato 33.3 43.8 24.5 27.0 40.7 69.0 44.4 x 36.5
Waimakariri 45.2 55.6 35.0 22.7 57.1 50.0 57.1 x 46.3
Wairarapa 47.3 56.0 38.5 31.0 34.4 71.4 x x 51.2
Waitaki 52.7 62.9 42.8 33.7 22.2 67.6 50.0 71.4 54.9
Wellington Central 73.0 81.5 41.3 51.9 61.9 84.4 57.9 33.3 73.6
West Coast-Tasman 35.0 42.7 27.7 29.7 38.5 x x x 35.6
Whanganui 48.1 60.0 36.7 38.2 43.6 70.3 83.3 x 52.2
Whangarei 42.0 49.1 34.8 28.1 28.6 73.5 56.3 60.0 48.1
Wigram 57.8 65.9 51.2 28.4 50.0 67.5 63.6 x 62.7
New Zealand Total 54.4 60.9 48.2 35.6 46.4 77.8 59.5 56.9 57.2

Table 7: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by endorsement level, gender and ethnic group (2017)

Notes:

  1. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  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.
Gender / Ethnic Group NZ Scholarship award or NQF highest attainment at Level 4 or higher NCEA Level 3
with Excellence
NCEA Level 3
with Merit
NCEA Level 3
without endorsement
Other NQF Qualification at Level 3 Year 13 non-NQF Qualification
Māori 0.9 7.7 17.5 70.6 2.7 0.6
Pacific 0.3 3.7 14.2 80.1 1.1 0.6
Asian 2.9 17.8 27.3 39.4 0.5 12.1
MELAA 1.6 10.9 26.0 58.1 0.7 2.7
Other 1.8 14.9 24.1 54.6 1.4 3.2
European/Pākehā 1.5 15.7 27.5 50.9 1.2 3.1
Female 1.3 17.1 28.6 49.1 1.5 2.5
Male 2.0 10.4 20.6 60.1 1.0 5.9
All Leavers 1.6 14.1 25.0 54.0 1.3 4.0

Table 8: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by endorsement level and education area (2017)
Education Area NZ Scholarship award or NQF highest attainment at Level 4 or higher NCEA Level 3
with Excellence
NCEA Level 3
with Merit
NCEA Level 3
without endorsement
Other NQF Qualification at Level 3 Year 13 non-NQF Qualification

Note:

  1. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one education region, and students with no regional information available.
Tai Tokerau 0.5 12.0 19.8 63.5 0.9 3.2
Auckland 1.7 14.1 25.8 47.8 0.6 10.0
Waikato 1.3 14.4 25.3 57.2 1.3 0.5
Bay of Plenty, Waiariki 1.4 14.3 22.7 59.1 2.3 0.2
Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu 1.6 11.8 21.8 62.9 2.0 0.0
Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti 1.5 10.8 21.9 62.7 3.1 0.0
Wellington 1.4 15.1 26.6 55.2 1.0 0.7
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 0.6 13.8 26.7 58.5 0.4 0.0
Canterbury and Chatham Islands 1.7 15.7 26.8 54.6 0.9 0.3
Otago, Southland 0.8 15.5 26.2 56.5 0.7 0.3
Not Applicable 6.6 9.9 15.6 57.8 10.0 0.0
New Zealand Total 1.6 14.1 25.0 54.0 1.3 4.0

Table 9: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above by endorsement level and regional council (2017)
Regional Council NZ Scholarship award or NQF highest attainment at Level 4 or higher NCEA Level 3
with Excellence
NCEA Level 3
with Merit
NCEA Level 3
without endorsement
Other NQF Qualification at Level 3 Year 13 non-NQF Qualification

Note:

  1. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one Regional Council area, and students with no regional information available.
Northland Region 0.5 12.0 19.8 63.5 0.9 3.2
Auckland Region 1.7 14.1 25.9 47.7 0.6 10.0
Waikato Region 1.3 14.1 25.0 57.7 1.3 0.6
Bay of Plenty Region 1.4 14.3 23.0 58.9 2.4 0.0
Gisborne Region 1.1 10.0 22.1 62.0 4.8 0.0
Hawkes Bay Region 1.6 11.0 21.8 62.9 2.7 0.0
Taranaki Region 0.4 11.1 18.7 68.6 1.2 0.0
Manawatu-Whanganui Region 1.9 12.1 22.3 61.1 2.5 0.1
Wellington Region 1.5 15.3 27.1 54.5 0.9 0.7
Tasman Region 0.4 14.0 31.0 54.5 0.0 0.0
Nelson Region 0.9 15.8 29.5 53.4 0.4 0.0
Marlborough Region 0.5 11.8 22.6 64.6 0.5 0.0
West Coast Region 0.0 8.6 12.4 78.1 1.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.7 15.6 26.8 54.6 0.9 0.3
Otago Region 0.9 15.4 27.5 55.0 0.8 0.5
Southland Region 0.5 15.6 22.7 60.6 0.5 0.0
Correspondence School 8.6 4.6 11.8 61.4 13.7 0.0
Not Applicable 2.0 22.4 24.4 49.6 1.6 0.0
New Zealand Total 1.6 14.1 25.0 54.0 1.3 4.0

Table 10: Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 3 or above, by endorsement level and territorial authority with Auckland by local board (2017)
Territorial Authority NZ Scholarship award or NQF highest attainment at Level 4 or higher NCEA Level 3
with Excellence
NCEA Level 3
with Merit
NCEA Level 3
without endorsement
Other NQF Qualification at Level 3 Year 13 non-NQF Qualification

Notes:

  1. Not Applicable includes students whose school campus covers more than one territorial authority and students with no regional information available.
  2. x = for this category there were less than 5 leavers with a Level 3 Qualification.
  3. The New Zealand total includes students from all areas including those with less than 5 school leavers.
Far North District 1.1 11.1 17.0 68.2 0.6 2.0
Whangarei District 0.2 14.0 21.6 58.5 1.2 4.5
Kaipara District 0.0 4.1 21.6 74.3 0.0 0.0
Auckland - Rodney 0.6 20.3 22.0 57.1 0.0 0.0
Auckland - Hibiscus and Bays 0.5 16.9 34.2 45.4 0.2 2.9
Auckland - Upper Harbour 1.9 17.7 28.3 37.9 0.2 14.0
Auckland - Kaipatiki 1.0 12.7 28.7 57.0 0.7 0.0
Auckland - Devonport-Takapuna 2.5 20.3 31.6 35.6 0.2 9.9
Auckland - Henderson-Massey 0.4 13.4 25.5 57.8 0.6 2.4
Auckland - Waitakere Ranges 0.0 82.4 11.8 5.9 0.0 0.0
Auckland - Waiheke 2.3 20.5 31.8 43.2 2.3 0.0
Auckland - Waitemata 1.7 15.2 24.0 35.2 0.6 23.3
Auckland - Whau 0.7 9.3 22.8 57.5 0.8 8.9
Auckland - Albert-Eden 4.1 17.5 27.3 32.8 0.6 17.7
Auckland - Puketapapa 2.5 13.0 28.0 55.9 0.6 0.0
Auckland - Orakei 2.2 26.8 31.7 38.9 0.3 0.0
Auckland - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 1.4 6.0 23.5 67.3 1.8 0.0
Auckland - Howick 1.7 13.3 28.1 43.1 0.4 13.5
Auckland - Mangere-Otahuhu 0.8 5.3 17.7 60.3 0.1 15.8
Auckland - Otara-Papatoetoe 0.4 5.0 14.1 79.3 1.2 0.0
Auckland - Manurewa 0.2 6.7 16.3 72.9 3.4 0.5
Auckland - Papakura 0.3 3.4 13.7 53.3 1.4 27.8
Auckland - Franklin 1.1 5.9 19.5 69.5 1.5 2.6
Thames-Coromandel District 0.0 13.1 28.3 53.5 5.1 0.0
Hauraki District 1.2 9.9 22.4 66.5 0.0 0.0
Waikato District 0.0 4.0 18.8 75.2 2.0 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 1.3 19.5 17.0 61.0 1.3 0.0
Hamilton City 1.8 15.8 28.8 52.5 1.1 0.0
Waipa District 0.9 14.1 26.3 54.5 1.2 3.1
Otorohanga District 0.0 12.5 25.0 62.5 0.0 0.0
South Waikato District 0.0 7.6 9.1 81.8 1.5 0.0
Waitomo District 0.0 7.1 7.1 82.1 3.6 0.0
Taupo District 1.1 15.6 19.6 60.9 0.6 2.2
Western Bay of Plenty District 1.6 14.1 28.9 53.9 1.6 0.0
Tauranga City 1.6 14.6 29.0 51.6 3.1 0.0
Rotorua District 1.2 17.1 18.0 62.4 1.3 0.0
Whakatane District 0.8 7.0 10.7 78.3 3.3 0.0
Kawerau District 5.0 0.0 5.0 90.0 0.0 0.0
Opotiki District 0.0 11.6 7.0 79.1 2.3 0.0
Gisborne District 1.1 10.0 22.1 62.0 4.8 0.0
Wairoa District 0.0 0.0 12.5 83.3 4.2 0.0
Hastings District 1.2 10.8 21.7 64.0 2.3 0.0
Napier City 2.0 11.8 23.1 59.9 3.1 0.0
Central Hawke's Bay District 1.7 10.0 15.0 70.0 3.3 0.0
New Plymouth District 0.5 13.1 18.5 66.9 1.0 0.0
Stratford District 0.0 6.3 23.8 68.3 1.6 0.0
South Taranaki District 0.0 2.2 16.1 79.6 2.2 0.0
Ruapehu District 0.0 8.8 2.9 85.3 2.9 0.0
Whanganui District 1.4 11.9 22.7 61.4 2.6 0.0
Rangitikei District 0.0 15.2 27.3 53.0 4.5 0.0
Manawatu District 0.0 12.0 20.9 63.9 3.2 0.0
Palmerston North City 3.4 12.2 24.5 58.0 1.8 0.0
Tararua District 0.0 6.2 13.6 75.3 2.5 2.5
Horowhenua District 0.0 14.6 19.4 62.5 3.5 0.0
Kapiti Coast District 1.0 17.5 28.5 51.1 1.9 0.0
Porirua City 0.9 9.9 14.2 72.6 2.4 0.0
Upper Hutt City 1.7 12.4 23.9 61.5 0.6 0.0
Lower Hutt City 1.5 9.3 25.6 62.5 1.1 0.0
Wellington City 1.9 18.5 29.4 48.3 0.5 1.4
Masterton District 0.0 12.2 29.2 57.9 0.7 0.0
Carterton District x x x x x x
South Wairarapa District 0.0 10.9 6.5 82.6 0.0 0.0
Tasman District 0.4 14.0 31.0 54.5 0.0 0.0
Nelson City 0.9 15.8 29.5 53.4 0.4 0.0
Marlborough District 0.5 11.8 22.6 64.6 0.5 0.0
Kaikoura District 0.0 9.1 36.4 54.5 0.0 0.0
Buller District 0.0 6.7 10.0 83.3 0.0 0.0
Grey District 0.0 8.8 12.3 77.2 1.8 0.0
Westland District 0.0 11.1 16.7 72.2 0.0 0.0
Hurunui District 0.0 7.7 15.4 69.2 7.7 0.0
Waimakariri District 1.0 14.6 24.4 58.2 1.7 0.0
Christchurch City 2.1 17.2 27.5 52.0 0.8 0.5
Selwyn District 0.6 9.9 24.0 64.5 1.0 0.0
Ashburton District 0.0 4.7 27.0 66.9 1.4 0.0
Timaru District 0.3 14.7 25.7 58.7 0.6 0.0
Mackenzie District 4.8 0.0 38.1 57.1 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 0.0 14.3 14.3 71.4 0.0 0.0
Waitaki District 0.0 13.7 23.5 61.4 1.3 0.0
Central Otago District 0.9 12.5 30.4 56.3 0.0 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.4 14.0 31.8 53.8 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 1.2 17.4 28.3 51.4 1.0 0.8
Clutha District 0.0 6.7 13.3 79.0 1.0 0.0
Southland District 1.0 10.2 16.3 72.4 0.0 0.0
Gore District 0.0 17.3 28.0 54.7 0.0 0.0
Invercargill City 0.5 16.6 23.3 58.7 0.8 0.0
Correspondence School 8.6 4.6 11.8 61.4 13.7 0.0
Not Applicable 2.0 22.4 24.4 49.6 1.6 0.0
New Zealand Total 1.6 14.1 25.0 54.0 1.3 4.0