School Leaver Destinations

Table 1: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by qualification level, by year enrolled in tertiary eaducation 2015-2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. Bachelors and above includes Graduate certs/dips, Honours degree/postgraduate, and Masters.
  6. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  7. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  8. 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 - Enrolled Tertiary Gender / Ethnic Group Bachelors and above Certificates & diplomas 3-7 Certificates 1-2 Not enrolled in tertiary education Total Leavers
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
2015 Māori 1,469 12.0 3,050 24.9 2,043 16.7 5,669 46.3 12,231
Pacific 1,238 19.2 1,906 29.5 649 10.0 2,668 41.3 6,461
Asian 3,854 60.7 1,130 17.8 110 1.7 1,254 19.8 6,348
MELAA 486 40.6 306 25.6 55 4.6 350 29.2 1,197
Other 157 35.4 105 23.6 34 7.7 148 33.3 444
European/Pākehā 13,031 35.4 9,050 24.6 2,359 6.4 12,420 33.7 36,860
Female 10,874 37.6 6,545 22.6 1,840 6.4 9,647 33.4 28,906
Male 8,408 27.7 7,928 26.1 2,897 9.5 11,116 36.6 30,349
All Leavers 19,282 32.5 14,473 24.4 4,737 8.0 20,763 35.0 59,255
2016 Māori 1,711 13.2 3,372 26.1 1,922 14.9 5,934 45.9 12,939
Pacific 1,348 20.0 1,853 27.5 582 8.6 2,961 43.9 6,744
Asian 4,015 61.1 1,041 15.8 109 1.7 1,408 21.4 6,573
MELAA 531 42.2 307 24.4 39 3.1 380 30.2 1,257
Other 137 32.9 99 23.7 25 6.0 156 37.4 417
European/Pākehā 13,708 36.5 8,819 23.5 2,034 5.4 12,944 34.5 37,505
Female 11,409 38.9 6,317 21.5 1,692 5.8 9,925 33.8 29,343
Male 8,801 28.4 7,848 25.3 2,531 8.2 11,842 38.2 31,022
All Leavers 20,210 33.5 14,165 23.5 4,223 7.0 21,767 36.1 60,365
2017 Māori 1,779 13.1 3,394 25.0 1,607 11.9 6,769 50.0 13,549
Pacific 1,325 19.2 1,836 26.5 512 7.4 3,245 46.9 6,918
Asian 3,950 60.4 1,049 16.0 102 1.6 1,444 22.1 6,545
MELAA 528 42.5 291 23.4 43 3.5 380 30.6 1,242
Other 160 34.6 104 22.5 25 5.4 173 37.4 462
European/Pākehā 13,201 35.2 8,881 23.7 1,609 4.3 13,836 36.9 37,527
Female 11,218 38.0 6,231 21.1 1,453 4.9 10,595 35.9 29,497
Male 8,437 27.3 7,908 25.6 2,005 6.5 12,594 40.7 30,944
All Leavers 19,655 32.5 14,139 23.4 3,458 5.7 23,189 38.4 60,441
2018 Māori 2,142 14.3 3,841 25.6 1,479 9.9 7,534 50.2 14,996
Pacific 1,444 19.9 1,905 26.3 394 5.4 3,504 48.4 7,247
Asian 4,331 61.6 1,117 15.9 68 1.0 1,515 21.5 7,031
MELAA 555 40.7 348 25.5 36 2.6 425 31.2 1,364
Other 163 33.1 111 22.5 21 4.3 198 40.2 493
European/Pākehā 13,261 34.2 9,811 25.3 1,413 3.6 14,318 36.9 38,803
Female 11,668 37.9 6,572 21.4 1,319 4.3 11,214 36.4 30,773
Male 8,526 26.7 8,660 27.2 1,602 5.0 13,094 41.1 31,882
All Leavers 20,194 32.2 15,232 24.3 2,921 4.7 24,308 38.8 62,655
2019 Māori 2,100 14.2 3,689 24.9 1,301 8.8 7,702 52.1 14,792
Pacific 1,466 19.9 1,879 25.5 331 4.5 3,696 50.1 7,372
Asian 4,256 59.8 1,092 15.3 72 1.0 1,695 23.8 7,115
MELAA 532 39.1 315 23.1 34 2.5 481 35.3 1,362
Other 161 31.4 126 24.6 17 3.3 208 40.6 512
European/Pākehā 12,910 34.1 9,307 24.6 1,229 3.2 14,458 38.1 37,904
Female 11,115 37.1 6,211 20.8 1,086 3.6 11,520 38.5 29,932
Male 8,445 26.9 8,286 26.4 1,439 4.6 13,195 42.1 31,365
All Leavers 19,560 31.9 14,497 23.7 2,525 4.1 24,715 40.3 61,297

Table 2: School leavers in tertiary during first year after leaving, by post school activity, by year enrolled in tertiary eaducation 2015-2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. Students are identified in the activity in which they were enrolled in their highest qualification in each year.
  6. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  7. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  8. 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 Gender / Ethnic Group Enrolled in a provider-based qualification at a tertiary education provider (excluding Youth Guarantee) Youth Guarantee Industry training, including apprenticeships
UniversitiesPolytechnicsWānanga Private Training Establishments
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
2015 Māori 1,422 21.7 1,483 22.6 259 3.9 751 11.4 1,923 29.3 724 11.0
Pacific 1,399 36.9 764 20.1 70 1.8 565 14.9 775 20.4 220 5.8
Asian 3,947 77.5 621 12.2 14 0.3 263 5.2 161 3.2 88 1.7
MELAA 497 58.7 165 19.5 1 0.1 85 10.0 73 8.6 26 3.1
Other 156 52.7 61 20.6 1 0.3 32 10.8 26 8.8 20 6.8
European/Pākehā 12,289 50.3 5,040 20.6 95 0.4 1,941 7.9 2,315 9.5 2,760 11.3
Female 10,419 54.1 3,688 19.1 229 1.2 2,023 10.5 2,022 10.5 878 4.6
Male 8,358 43.5 3,924 20.4 167 0.9 1,348 7.0 2,726 14.2 2,710 14.1
All Leavers 18,777 48.8 7,612 19.8 396 1.0 3,371 8.8 4,748 12.3 3,588 9.3
2016 Māori 1,660 23.7 1,236 17.6 324 4.6 1,066 15.2 1,995 28.5 724 10.3
Pacific 1,506 39.8 708 18.7 72 1.9 567 15.0 713 18.8 217 5.7
Asian 4,031 78.0 602 11.7 8 0.2 309 6.0 137 2.7 78 1.5
MELAA 554 63.2 142 16.2 1 0.1 96 10.9 49 5.6 35 4.0
Other 139 53.3 47 18.0 4 1.5 29 11.1 29 11.1 13 5.0
European/Pākehā 12,901 52.5 4,293 17.5 83 0.3 2,471 10.1 2,146 8.7 2,667 10.9
Female 10,855 55.9 3,124 16.1 254 1.3 2,431 12.5 1,934 10.0 820 4.2
Male 8,699 45.4 3,383 17.6 184 1.0 1,682 8.8 2,614 13.6 2,618 13.6
All Leavers 19,554 50.7 6,507 16.9 438 1.1 4,113 10.7 4,548 11.8 3,438 8.9
2017 Māori 1,698 25.0 1,187 17.5 283 4.2 1,075 15.9 1,707 25.2 830 12.2
Pacific 1,516 41.3 646 17.6 55 1.5 555 15.1 640 17.4 261 7.1
Asian 3,981 78.0 547 10.7 11 0.2 310 6.1 150 2.9 102 2.0
MELAA 543 63.0 141 16.4 4 0.5 89 10.3 51 5.9 34 3.9
Other 151 52.2 50 17.3 1 0.3 39 13.5 31 10.7 17 5.9
European/Pākehā 12,294 51.9 4,104 17.3 70 0.3 2,290 9.7 2,042 8.6 2,891 12.2
Female 10,637 56.3 3,088 16.3 206 1.1 2,332 12.3 1,777 9.4 862 4.6
Male 8,303 45.2 3,014 16.4 168 0.9 1,599 8.7 2,320 12.6 2,946 16.1
All Leavers 18,940 50.8 6,102 16.4 374 1.0 3,931 10.6 4,097 11.0 3,808 10.2
2018 Māori 2,002 26.8 1,413 18.9 240 3.2 1,241 16.6 1,629 21.8 937 12.6
Pacific 1,641 43.8 662 17.7 34 0.9 669 17.9 508 13.6 229 6.1
Asian 4,372 79.3 594 10.8 7 0.1 335 6.1 94 1.7 114 2.1
MELAA 571 60.8 169 18.0 3 0.3 99 10.5 35 3.7 62 6.6
Other 157 53.2 40 13.6 1 0.3 51 17.3 24 8.1 22 7.5
European/Pākehā 12,331 50.4 4,462 18.2 55 0.2 2,594 10.6 1,795 7.3 3,248 13.3
Female 11,041 56.4 3,308 16.9 188 1.0 2,578 13.2 1,576 8.1 868 4.4
Male 8,397 44.7 3,286 17.5 110 0.6 1,810 9.6 1,922 10.2 3,263 17.4
All Leavers 19,438 50.7 6,594 17.2 298 0.8 4,388 11.4 3,498 9.1 4,131 10.8
2019 Māori 2,006 28.3 1,395 19.7 145 2.0 1,206 17.0 1,392 19.6 946 13.3
Pacific 1,631 44.4 703 19.1 25 0.7 666 18.1 430 11.7 221 6.0
Asian 4,309 79.5 552 10.2 3 0.1 352 6.5 86 1.6 118 2.2
MELAA 549 62.3 160 18.2 1 0.1 83 9.4 39 4.4 49 5.6
Other 160 52.6 52 17.1 2 0.7 40 13.2 14 4.6 36 11.8
European/Pākehā 12,100 51.6 4,271 18.2 31 0.1 2,479 10.6 1,533 6.5 3,032 12.9
Female 10,619 57.7 3,097 16.8 113 0.6 2,520 13.7 1,274 6.9 789 4.3
Male 8,323 45.8 3,226 17.8 62 0.3 1,725 9.5 1,694 9.3 3,140 17.3
All Leavers 18,942 51.8 6,323 17.3 175 0.5 4,245 11.6 2,968 8.1 3,929 10.7

Table 3: School leavers by time until starting tertiary education, by year left school 2011-2018

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. The highest qualification level is used,  if the student has enrolled in two different qualification levels the highest is taken.
  6. For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  7. MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
  8. 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.
  9. Only school leavers for which three full years of tertiary enrolment information is available has been included.
  10. "-" denotes no enrolment data is available
Year Gender / Ethnic Group First enrolment by number of years after leaving school No Tertiary enrolment within 3 years Total Leavers
1 year 2 years 3 years
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
2011 Māori 6,742 51.5 1,515 11.6 752 5.7 4,091 31.2 13,100
Pacific 3,658 55.4 576 8.7 252 3.8 2,115 32.0 6,601
Asian 4,756 77.1 321 5.2 112 1.8 980 15.9 6,169
MELAA 785 66.6 88 7.5 36 3.1 269 22.8 1,178
Other 298 61.1 45 9.2 15 3.1 130 26.6 488
European/Pākehā 25,894 65.3 4,113 10.4 1,613 4.1 8,060 20.3 39,680
Female 19,799 65.3 2,939 9.7 1,135 3.7 6,446 21.3 30,319
Male 19,691 61.0 3,235 10.0 1,432 4.4 7,938 24.6 32,296
All Leavers 39,490 63.1 6,174 9.9 2,567 4.1 14,384 23.0 62,615
2012 Māori 6,434 52.7 1,377 11.3 661 5.4 3,734 30.6 12,206
Pacific 3,596 56.0 516 8.0 264 4.1 2,041 31.8 6,417
Asian 4,778 78.2 298 4.9 94 1.5 939 15.4 6,109
MELAA 813 68.5 90 7.6 42 3.5 241 20.3 1,186
Other 264 59.7 51 11.5 19 4.3 108 24.4 442
European/Pākehā 25,072 66.6 3,710 9.9 1,435 3.8 7,440 19.8 37,657
Female 19,505 66.4 2,627 8.9 1,090 3.7 6,146 20.9 29,368
Male 19,151 62.5 2,994 9.8 1,221 4.0 7,293 23.8 30,659
All Leavers 38,656 64.4 5,621 9.4 2,311 3.8 13,439 22.4 60,027
2013 Māori 7,184 54.8 1,365 10.4 624 4.8 3,941 30.1 13,114
Pacific 3,880 57.9 537 8.0 227 3.4 2,052 30.6 6,696
Asian 5,105 80.2 284 4.5 106 1.7 874 13.7 6,369
MELAA 841 71.0 85 7.2 39 3.3 220 18.6 1,185
Other 322 62.6 41 8.0 20 3.9 131 25.5 514
European/Pākehā 25,819 66.5 3,722 9.6 1,575 4.1 7,701 19.8 38,817
Female 20,301 66.6 2,750 9.0 1,115 3.7 6,331 20.8 30,497
Male 20,230 63.6 2,846 9.0 1,261 4.0 7,448 23.4 31,785
All Leavers 40,531 65.1 5,596 9.0 2,376 3.8 13,779 22.1 62,282
2014 Māori 6,562 53.7 1,285 10.5 619 5.1 3,765 30.8 12,231
Pacific 3,793 58.7 486 7.5 192 3.0 1,990 30.8 6,461
Asian 5,094 80.2 285 4.5 100 1.6 869 13.7 6,348
MELAA 847 70.8 86 7.2 40 3.3 224 18.7 1,197
Other 296 66.7 43 9.7 15 3.4 90 20.3 444
European/Pākehā 24,440 66.3 3,675 10.0 1,341 3.6 7,404 20.1 36,860
Female 19,259 66.6 2,614 9.0 1,011 3.5 6,022 20.8 28,906
Male 19,233 63.4 2,838 9.4 1,120 3.7 7,158 23.6 30,349
All Leavers 38,492 65.0 5,452 9.2 2,131 3.6 13,180 22.2 59,255
2015 Māori 7,005 54.1 1,209 9.3 630 4.9 4,095 31.6 12,939
Pacific 3,783 56.1 479 7.1 231 3.4 2,251 33.4 6,744
Asian 5,165 78.6 306 4.7 116 1.8 986 15.0 6,573
MELAA 877 69.8 101 8.0 50 4.0 229 18.2 1,257
Other 261 62.6 33 7.9 16 3.8 107 25.7 417
European/Pākehā 24,561 65.5 3,526 9.4 1,582 4.2 7,836 20.9 37,505
Female 19,418 66.2 2,513 8.6 1,127 3.8 6,285 21.4 29,343
Male 19,180 61.8 2,703 8.7 1,272 4.1 7,867 25.4 31,022
All Leavers 38,598 63.9 5,216 8.6 2,399 4.0 14,152 23.4 60,365
2016 Māori 6,780 50.0 1,405 10.4 670 4.9 4,694 34.6 13,549
Pacific 3,673 53.1 520 7.5 247 3.6 2,478 35.8 6,918
Asian 5,101 77.9 320 4.9 138 2.1 986 15.1 6,545
MELAA 862 69.4 99 8.0 45 3.6 236 19.0 1,242
Other 289 62.6 40 8.7 13 2.8 120 26.0 462
European/Pākehā 23,691 63.1 3,841 10.2 1,543 4.1 8,452 22.5 37,527
Female 18,902 64.1 2,760 9.4 1,071 3.6 6,764 22.9 29,497
Male 18,350 59.3 2,867 9.3 1,291 4.2 8,436 27.3 30,944
All Leavers 37,252 61.6 5,627 9.3 2,362 3.9 15,200 25.1 60,441
2017 Māori 7,462 49.8 1,428 9.5 - - 6,106 40.7 14,996
Pacific 3,743 51.6 560 7.7 - - 2,944 40.6 7,247
Asian 5,516 78.5 372 5.3 - - 1,143 16.3 7,031
MELAA 939 68.8 117 8.6 - - 308 22.6 1,364
Other 295 59.8 43 8.7 - - 155 31.4 493
European/Pākehā 24,485 63.1 3,867 10.0 - - 10,451 26.9 38,803
Female 19,559 63.6 2,769 9.0 - - 8,445 27.4 30,773
Male 18,788 58.9 2,927 9.2 - - 10,167 31.9 31,882
All Leavers 38,347 61.2 5,696 9.1 - - 18,612 29.7 62,655
2018 Māori 7,090 47.9 - - - - 7,702 52.1 14,792
Pacific 3,676 49.9 - - - - 3,696 50.1 7,372
Asian 5,420 76.2 - - - - 1,695 23.8 7,115
MELAA 881 64.7 - - - - 481 35.3 1,362
Other 304 59.4 - - - - 208 40.6 512
European/Pākehā 23,446 61.9 - - - - 14,458 38.1 37,904
Female 18,412 61.5 - - - - 11,520 38.5 29,932
Male 18,170 57.9 - - - - 13,195 42.1 31,365
All Leavers 36,582 59.7 - - - - 24,715 40.3 61,297

Table 4: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by qualification level and school quintile, 2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. The highest qualification level is used,  if the student has enrolled in two different qualification levels the highest is taken.
  6. Bachelors and above includes Graduate certs/dips, Honours degree/postgraduate, and Masters.
  7. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  8. Quintile means groupings of two school deciles. Quintile 1 is deciles 1 and 2. Quintile doesn’t means 20% of school leavers.
School Quintile Bachelors and above Certificates & diplomas 3-7 Certificates 1-2 Not enrolled in tertiary education Total Leavers
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Quintile 01 1,055 14.8 1,859 26.0 537 7.5 3,701 51.7 7,152
Quintile 02 2,243 21.3 2,825 26.8 575 5.5 4,907 46.5 10,550
Quintile 03 3,331 25.9 3,534 27.5 652 5.1 5,331 41.5 12,848
Quintile 04 5,162 37.2 3,333 24.0 427 3.1 4,972 35.8 13,894
Quintile 05 7,274 52.7 2,254 16.3 138 1.0 4,130 29.9 13,796

Table 5: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by post school activity and highest school qualification, 2019
Highest School Qualification Level 3 Qualification Level 2 Qualification Level 1 Qualification Below Level 1 Qualification All Leavers

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. Students are identified in the activity in which they were enrolled in their highest qualification in each year
Enrolled in a provider-based qualification at a tertiary education provider (excluding Youth Guarantee)UniversitiesNumber 17,910 880 62 90 18,942
Percent 53.4 5.6 1.1 1.4 30.9
PolytechnicsNumber 2,843 2,365 678 437 6,323
Percent 8.5 15.0 12.2 6.8 10.3
WānangaNumber 76 43 17 39 175
Percent 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3
Private Training EstablishmentsNumber 1,876 1,601 426 342 4,245
Percent 5.6 10.2 7.7 5.3 6.9
Youth GuaranteeNumber 111 831 856 1,170 2,968
Percent 0.3 5.3 15.4 18.1 4.8
Industry training, including apprenticeshipsNumber 1,412 1,871 441 205 3,929
Percent 4.2 11.9 8.0 3.2 6.4
Not enrolled in tertiaryNumber 9,335 8,128 3,067 4,185 24,715
Percent 27.8 51.7 55.3 64.7 40.3
Total Leavers 33,563 15,719 5,547 6,468 61,297

Table 6: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by qualification level and Education Area, 2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. The highest tertiary qualification level is used,  if the student has enrolled in two different tertiary qualification levels the highest is taken.
  6. Bachelors and above includes Graduate certs/dips, Honours degree/postgraduate, and Masters.
  7. Education Area are administrative regions created by the Ministry of Education and aligned with the Ministry's ten local offices.
  8. 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.
  9. Education Area is based on the location of the last secondary school attended and is not the location of tertiary study
Education Area of Last Secondary School Bachelors and above Certificates & diplomas 3-7 Certificates 1-2 Not enrolled in tertiary education Total Leavers
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Tai Tokerau 390 18.1 581 27.0 187 8.7 997 46.3 2,155
Auckland 8,181 40.6 4,200 20.8 519 2.6 7,275 36.1 20,175
Waikato 1,458 27.0 1,424 26.4 264 4.9 2,246 41.7 5,392
Bay of Plenty, Waiariki 1,030 22.6 1,148 25.1 277 6.1 2,110 46.2 4,565
Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu 958 24.2 1,083 27.4 216 5.5 1,694 42.9 3,951
Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti 862 28.3 746 24.5 148 4.9 1,291 42.4 3,047
Wellington 2,335 35.4 1,477 22.4 249 3.8 2,542 38.5 6,603
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 433 21.6 525 26.2 88 4.4 961 47.9 2,007
Canterbury and Chatham Islands 2,483 34.3 1,688 23.3 269 3.7 2,791 38.6 7,231
Otago, Southland 1,169 32.2 1,027 28.3 149 4.1 1,283 35.4 3,628
Not Applicable 261 10.3 598 23.5 159 6.3 1,525 60.0 2,543
All Leavers 19,560 31.9 14,497 23.7 2,525 4.1 24,715 40.3 61,297

Table 7: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by qualification level and Regional Council, 2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. The highest tertiary qualification level is used,  if the student has enrolled in two different tertiary qualification levels the highest is taken.
  6. Bachelors and above includes Graduate certs/dips, Honours degree/postgraduate, and Masters.
  7. 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.
  8. Regional council is based on the location of the last secondary school attended and is not the location of tertiary study
Regional Council of Last Secondary School Bachelors and above Certificates & diplomas 3-7 Certificates 1-2 Not enrolled in tertiary education Total Leavers
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Northland Region 390 18.1 581 27.0 187 8.7 997 46.3 2,155
Auckland Region 8,159 40.7 4,148 20.7 511 2.6 7,209 36.0 20,027
Waikato Region 1,568 26.3 1,579 26.5 301 5.1 2,503 42.1 5,951
Bay of Plenty Region 937 22.9 1,027 25.1 241 5.9 1,884 46.1 4,089
Gisborne Region 127 18.7 179 26.4 41 6.0 332 48.9 679
Hawkes Bay Region 735 31.0 567 23.9 107 4.5 959 40.5 2,368
Taranaki Region 324 22.1 462 31.5 78 5.3 601 41.0 1,465
Manawatu-Whanganui Region 705 23.1 778 25.5 188 6.2 1,381 45.2 3,052
Wellington Region 2,269 37.2 1,338 21.9 206 3.4 2,289 37.5 6,102
Tasman Region 90 17.8 140 27.7 28 5.5 247 48.9 505
Nelson Region 206 27.9 174 23.5 31 4.2 328 44.4 739
Marlborough Region 86 20.2 103 24.2 23 5.4 213 50.1 425
West Coast Region 47 15.2 97 31.3 6 1.9 160 51.6 310
Canterbury Region 2,487 34.3 1,699 23.4 269 3.7 2,804 38.6 7,259
Otago Region 865 35.2 630 25.7 84 3.4 875 35.7 2,454
Southland Region 304 25.9 397 33.8 65 5.5 408 34.8 1,174
Not Applicable 261 10.3 598 23.5 159 6.3 1,525 60.0 2,543
All Leavers 19,560 31.9 14,497 23.7 2,525 4.1 24,715 40.3 61,297

Table 8: School leavers in their first year after leaving, by qualification level and Territorial Authority with Auckland Local Board, 2019

Notes:

  1. Tertiary information is based on tertiary enrolments in formal qualification at tertiary education providers and industry training.
  2. Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
  3. Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies/targeted training funding nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  4. Data for formal tertiary enrolments at a tertiary education provider relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
  5. The highest tertiary qualification level is used,  if the student has enrolled in two different tertiary qualification levels the highest is taken.
  6. Bachelors and above includes Graduate certs/dips, Honours degree/postgraduate, and Masters.
  7. 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.
  8. Territorial Authority is based on the location of the last secondary school attended and is not the location of tertiary study
Territorial Authority (with Auckland Local Board) of Last Secondary School Bachelors and above Certificates & diplomas 3-7 Certificates 1-2 Not enrolled in tertiary education Total Leavers
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Far North District 106 12.3 233 27.0 83 9.6 442 51.2 864
Whangarei District 247 22.8 289 26.7 97 8.9 451 41.6 1,084
Kaipara District 37 17.9 59 28.5 7 3.4 104 50.2 207
Auckland - Rodney 115 25.4 121 26.8 11 2.4 205 45.4 452
Auckland - Hibiscus and Bays 358 37.4 201 21.0 13 1.4 385 40.2 957
Auckland - Upper Harbour 697 50.4 208 15.1 17 1.2 460 33.3 1,382
Auckland - Kaipatiki 156 33.0 99 20.9 12 2.5 206 43.6 473
Auckland - Devonport-Takapuna 863 60.0 197 13.7 8 0.6 370 25.7 1,438
Auckland - Henderson-Massey 385 29.2 317 24.0 59 4.5 558 42.3 1,319
Auckland - Waitakere Ranges 2 9.5 8 38.1 0 0.0 11 52.4 21
Auckland - Waiheke 21 32.3 14 21.5 0 0.0 30 46.2 65
Auckland - Waitemata 568 53.4 155 14.6 16 1.5 325 30.5 1,064
Auckland - Whau 375 31.0 269 22.2 39 3.2 527 43.6 1,210
Auckland - Albert-Eden 1,116 57.9 276 14.3 19 1.0 518 26.9 1,929
Auckland - Puketapapa 394 48.0 191 23.3 15 1.8 220 26.8 820
Auckland - Orakei 438 54.3 140 17.4 6 0.7 222 27.5 806
Auckland - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 157 23.8 160 24.3 25 3.8 317 48.1 659
Auckland - Howick 1,369 52.2 535 20.4 24 0.9 695 26.5 2,623
Auckland - Mangere-Otahuhu 359 30.9 252 21.7 52 4.5 500 43.0 1,163
Auckland - Otara-Papatoetoe 293 24.2 315 26.0 46 3.8 556 46.0 1,210
Auckland - Manurewa 172 15.7 310 28.3 74 6.7 541 49.3 1,097
Auckland - Papakura 179 26.6 166 24.6 41 6.1 288 42.7 674
Auckland - Franklin 132 21.3 194 31.2 31 5.0 264 42.5 621
Auckland - Unknown 10 23.3 19 44.2 3 7.0 11 25.6 43
Thames-Coromandel District 53 20.3 71 27.2 6 2.3 131 50.2 261
Hauraki District 62 21.1 75 25.5 13 4.4 144 49.0 294
Waikato District 71 15.3 136 29.2 35 7.5 223 48.0 465
Matamata-Piako District 90 22.9 119 30.3 19 4.8 165 42.0 393
Hamilton City 906 32.3 733 26.1 136 4.8 1,034 36.8 2,809
Waipa District 240 31.1 207 26.8 16 2.1 308 39.9 771
Otorohanga District 13 14.8 25 28.4 10 11.4 40 45.5 88
South Waikato District 29 10.3 74 26.3 11 3.9 167 59.4 281
Waitomo District 11 10.6 17 16.3 17 16.3 59 56.7 104
Taupo District 91 21.2 110 25.6 35 8.2 193 45.0 429
Western Bay of Plenty District 80 22.4 88 24.6 24 6.7 165 46.2 357
Tauranga City 518 26.8 473 24.5 120 6.2 821 42.5 1,932
Rotorua District 229 20.6 283 25.4 63 5.7 537 48.3 1,112
Whakatane District 97 17.6 139 25.2 24 4.4 291 52.8 551
Kawerau District 6 7.5 27 33.8 2 2.5 45 56.3 80
Opotiki District 9 8.6 28 26.7 10 9.5 58 55.2 105
Gisborne District 127 18.7 179 26.4 41 6.0 332 48.9 679
Wairoa District 10 9.4 27 25.5 16 15.1 53 50.0 106
Hastings District 399 33.4 265 22.2 41 3.4 488 40.9 1,193
Napier City 303 31.9 235 24.8 44 4.6 367 38.7 949
Central Hawke's Bay District 23 19.2 40 33.3 6 5.0 51 42.5 120
New Plymouth District 271 25.3 334 31.1 60 5.6 408 38.0 1,073
Stratford District 23 14.4 55 34.4 11 6.9 71 44.4 160
South Taranaki District 30 12.9 73 31.5 7 3.0 122 52.6 232
Ruapehu District 9 8.9 28 27.7 8 7.9 56 55.4 101
Whanganui District 129 19.8 170 26.2 45 6.9 306 47.1 650
Rangitikei District 42 29.8 34 24.1 7 5.0 58 41.1 141
Manawatu District 69 21.0 84 25.6 12 3.7 163 49.7 328
Palmerston North City 390 29.3 323 24.3 72 5.4 544 40.9 1,329
Tararua District 18 11.3 45 28.1 9 5.6 88 55.0 160
Horowhenua District 48 14.0 94 27.4 35 10.2 166 48.4 343
Kapiti Coast District 222 33.5 141 21.3 26 3.9 273 41.2 662
Porirua City 80 16.9 155 32.8 28 5.9 210 44.4 473
Upper Hutt City 188 27.9 189 28.0 44 6.5 253 37.5 674
Lower Hutt City 374 31.4 303 25.4 38 3.2 476 40.0 1,191
Wellington City 1,254 49.5 385 15.2 57 2.3 836 33.0 2,532
Masterton District 134 28.6 131 27.9 8 1.7 196 41.8 469
Carterton District 3 42.9 3 42.9 0 0.0 1 14.3 7
South Wairarapa District 14 14.9 31 33.0 5 5.3 44 46.8 94
Tasman District 90 17.8 140 27.7 28 5.5 247 48.9 505
Nelson City 206 27.9 174 23.5 31 4.2 328 44.4 739
Marlborough District 86 20.2 103 24.2 23 5.4 213 50.1 425
Kaikoura District 4 14.3 11 39.3 0 0.0 13 46.4 28
Buller District 14 13.0 31 28.7 2 1.9 61 56.5 108
Grey District 23 16.3 52 36.9 2 1.4 64 45.4 141
Westland District 10 16.4 14 23.0 2 3.3 35 57.4 61
Hurunui District 4 8.0 17 34.0 2 4.0 27 54.0 50
Waimakariri District 151 24.7 166 27.2 30 4.9 264 43.2 611
Christchurch City 1,892 38.0 1,096 22.0 161 3.2 1,831 36.8 4,980
Selwyn District 165 30.4 139 25.6 8 1.5 231 42.5 543
Ashburton District 83 23.9 96 27.7 26 7.5 142 40.9 347
Timaru District 171 27.8 149 24.2 37 6.0 259 42.0 616
Mackenzie District 13 28.3 15 32.6 2 4.3 16 34.8 46
Waimate District 4 10.8 9 24.3 3 8.1 21 56.8 37
Waitaki District 72 26.6 81 29.9 9 3.3 109 40.2 271
Central Otago District 60 26.7 65 28.9 3 1.3 97 43.1 225
Queenstown-Lakes District 133 39.6 61 18.2 1 0.3 141 42.0 336
Dunedin City 564 40.4 322 23.0 65 4.7 446 31.9 1,397
Clutha District 36 15.9 102 45.1 6 2.7 82 36.3 226
Southland District 40 16.9 86 36.4 16 6.8 94 39.8 236
Gore District 58 35.8 43 26.5 7 4.3 54 33.3 162
Invercargill City 206 26.5 268 34.5 42 5.4 260 33.5 776
Not Applicable 261 10.2 600 23.5 160 6.3 1,531 60.0 2,552
All Leavers 19,560 31.9 14,497 23.7 2,525 4.1 24,715 40.3 61,297