Students attending school regularly

Table 1: Students Attending School Regularly, Term 2, 2011-2019
Year Total Students
(n)
Students Attending Regularly
(n)
Students Attending Regularly
(%)
2011 433,875 299,474 69.0
2012 523,717 361,393 69.0
2013 571,201 378,988 66.3
2014 611,341 420,073 68.7
2015 636,366 442,083 69.5
2016 632,141 424,580 67.2
2017 648,167 408,244 63.0
2018 721,782 460,266 63.8
2019 734,751 423,999 57.7

Table 2: Students Attending School Regularly by Gender and Year Level*, Term 2, 2011-2019
Students Attending Regularly (%)
Gender Year Level201120122013201420152016201720182019

Notes:

  • * Students with missing year levels have been excluded.
  • * Year 13 includes students in years 13, 14, 15.
Female 1 68.1 68.1 65.3 67.1 69.2 67.0 61.8 62.5 55.8
2 70.7 69.8 67.1 70.3 70.7 68.3 64.2 63.9 56.3
3 73.1 73.3 70.3 73.1 74.5 70.9 66.7 67.5 59.2
4 75.8 75.4 72.6 75.1 75.6 72.9 68.0 69.1 61.1
5 76.0 76.9 74.4 75.9 76.5 73.9 69.7 69.2 62.2
6 76.8 77.6 74.9 76.8 77.0 74.3 69.6 70.2 63.0
7 75.6 75.6 72.8 74.8 75.5 72.8 68.5 69.9 63.3
8 73.8 73.9 70.5 72.9 73.5 71.2 66.2 67.3 61.4
9 69.3 69.5 65.8 68.1 68.6 66.7 63.1 63.9 58.8
10 64.0 63.7 59.9 62.4 62.3 60.7 57.4 59.1 54.4
11 63.2 64.3 61.0 62.4 62.8 60.6 58.2 59.4 55.2
12 59.4 59.3 56.3 57.6 57.1 55.1 52.0 53.2 49.8
13 49.5 50.5 45.5 46.8 46.8 43.5 41.5 41.8 40.5
All 68.2 68.8 65.9 68.3 68.9 66.5 62.6 63.5 57.5
Male 1 67.7 67.8 64.7 67.7 69.3 67.5 62.1 62.6 56.1
2 71.1 71.1 68.0 70.6 71.6 69.0 64.5 64.6 57.2
3 74.1 73.9 71.7 74.0 74.7 71.8 67.3 68.1 59.5
4 75.6 75.9 72.8 75.0 76.1 73.1 68.4 68.8 61.9
5 77.3 76.6 74.1 76.2 77.0 74.0 69.0 69.7 62.1
6 77.4 76.4 74.5 75.6 76.5 74.5 69.1 69.4 62.7
7 75.1 74.5 71.6 74.0 74.5 71.7 67.3 68.1 60.3
8 73.0 72.2 69.6 71.3 72.6 69.6 64.8 65.5 59.4
9 69.2 68.0 65.4 67.6 68.3 66.9 61.4 63.4 57.9
10 66.1 64.5 61.6 64.2 64.0 62.8 58.1 59.4 53.9
11 67.0 65.0 62.8 65.0 65.9 64.5 60.0 61.5 56.2
12 63.3 62.0 59.7 61.6 61.6 59.7 56.4 56.7 54.2
13 55.3 52.9 50.9 52.2 52.3 49.9 47.3 47.4 44.7
All 69.8 69.2 66.8 69.2 70.1 67.9 63.4 64.1 57.9
All 1 67.9 67.9 65.0 67.4 69.3 67.2 62.0 62.5 56.0
2 70.9 70.5 67.6 70.5 71.2 68.6 64.4 64.2 56.8
3 73.6 73.6 71.0 73.5 74.6 71.4 67.0 67.8 59.4
4 75.7 75.7 72.7 75.0 75.9 73.0 68.2 69.0 61.5
5 76.7 76.7 74.2 76.1 76.7 74.0 69.3 69.5 62.2
6 77.1 77.0 74.7 76.2 76.7 74.4 69.4 69.8 62.9
7 75.3 75.0 72.2 74.4 75.0 72.3 67.9 69.0 61.7
8 73.4 73.1 70.1 72.1 73.0 70.4 65.5 66.4 60.4
9 69.2 68.7 65.6 67.9 68.4 66.8 62.3 63.7 58.4
10 65.0 64.1 60.8 63.3 63.1 61.7 57.7 59.2 54.1
11 65.1 64.6 61.9 63.7 64.4 62.6 59.1 60.5 55.7
12 61.3 60.7 58.0 59.5 59.4 57.4 54.2 55.0 52.0
13 52.3 51.7 48.2 49.5 49.5 46.6 44.2 44.5 42.5
All 69.0 69.0 66.4 68.8 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 3: Students Attending School Regularly by Ethnicity*, Term 2, 2011-2019

Notes:

  • This data uses total response Ethnicity; students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group, but only once in "All".
  • Ethnic groups should not be summed as this could lead to double counting of some students.
  • MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
Ethnicity Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
Māori 55.7 56.1 53.5 56.1 56.7 54.7 50.0 50.4 43.8
Pacific 61.2 60.1 57.0 60.1 60.6 57.2 51.7 52.6 44.7
Asian 80.3 79.9 77.4 79.4 80.1 76.9 73.4 74.6 68.9
MELAA 74.6 74.6 71.4 73.1 73.9 69.5 67.3 68.9 62.0
European/Pākehā 72.9 72.0 69.4 71.8 72.7 70.5 66.5 67.1 61.3
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 4: Students Attending School Regularly by School Type*, Term 2, 2011-2019

Notes:

  • Composite includes Composite and Restricted Composite schools.
School Type Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
Full Primary 74.0 73.7 71.5 73.4 74.1 71.6 67.0 67.3 60.6
Contributing Primary 74.1 73.9 70.8 73.2 74.4 71.7 67.2 67.7 60.0
Intermediate 73.8 73.0 70.8 73.0 73.5 71.2 66.3 67.5 60.2
Special School 65.6 64.6 58.6 63.0 64.6 60.1 56.1 55.0 50.7
Secondary (Year 7-15) 66.6 67.8 63.5 66.7 66.7 64.6 60.7 62.2 57.4
Composite 67.0 65.7 58.6 61.3 64.7 60.2 58.4 57.5 54.9
Secondary (Year 9-15) 63.1 62.0 59.3 60.9 61.1 59.3 55.4 56.9 52.5
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 5: Students Attending School Regularly by School Decile, Term 2, 2011-2019
School Decile Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
1 57.2 57.7 53.5 55.9 57.2 52.8 46.9 47.6 40.6
2 58.5 57.2 55.3 58.7 58.8 55.3 52.1 53.5 44.5
3 62.5 61.7 60.0 62.4 61.2 60.1 55.4 56.1 48.7
4 64.8 65.2 63.1 64.1 65.8 63.4 58.9 60.2 53.2
5 66.3 66.3 64.7 66.3 70.5 68.2 62.5 62.4 56.7
6 68.1 66.3 64.4 67.7 69.0 64.8 61.0 61.8 56.1
7 70.3 71.9 67.8 71.8 72.4 70.3 66.6 66.5 61.2
8 73.9 73.0 70.4 72.1 73.7 72.6 68.6 69.7 63.9
9 75.2 76.0 73.1 75.2 76.3 74.5 70.4 71.4 66.3
10 78.0 78.1 74.9 77.1 77.1 74.5 72.5 72.5 67.8
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 6: Students Attending School Regularly by Education Area, Term 2, 2011-2019
Education Area Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
Tai Tokerau 55.5 60.3 52.8 58.5 60.6 55.9 50.9 51.3 47.9
Auckland 70.1 70.8 67.4 70.5 71.4 67.9 63.0 65.0 59.3
Waikato 68.6 68.7 64.8 64.0 65.5 64.9 58.4 60.4 53.6
Bay of Plenty, Waiariki 66.6 67.7 61.8 65.8 63.3 63.8 59.7 60.4 51.3
Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu 70.8 69.2 68.9 70.5 71.3 69.3 64.2 63.7 56.3
Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti 65.6 64.3 63.4 65.9 65.3 63.1 57.5 59.4 53.1
Wellington 70.0 71.7 68.1 70.6 70.2 68.7 65.2 66.4 59.6
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 71.0 70.0 69.2 68.9 73.4 67.5 64.8 64.8 58.9
Canterbury and Chatham Islands 70.9 65.8 68.5 71.7 71.7 69.4 68.8 66.5 61.5
Otago, Southland 70.2 69.9 67.5 67.1 69.7 71.2 68.0 66.5 62.6
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 7: Students Attending Regularly by Regional Council, Term 2, 2011-2019
Regional Council Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
Northland 55.5 60.3 52.8 58.5 60.6 55.9 50.9 51.3 47.9
Auckland 70.2 70.8 67.5 70.5 71.4 68.0 63.1 65.1 59.4
Waikato 68.5 67.9 64.1 64.1 65.7 64.5 58.5 60.5 53.6
Bay of Plenty 66.3 68.6 62.6 66.1 63.1 64.2 60.1 60.4 51.2
Gisborne 65.0 62.0 59.0 58.3 58.8 55.1 52.5 51.9 40.9
Hawke's Bay 65.8 65.0 64.7 68.1 67.3 65.5 58.8 61.2 56.1
Taranaki 71.9 67.7 67.7 69.7 69.7 68.1 63.8 61.9 56.7
Manawatu-Wanganui 68.1 68.5 68.3 69.2 71.0 67.6 62.8 63.9 55.4
Wellington 70.6 72.4 68.4 71.2 70.6 69.5 65.8 67.0 60.2
Tasman 76.4 75.2 72.6 73.3 75.9 70.9 69.2 66.9 59.3
Nelson 72.8 70.6 68.3 68.3 76.0 67.8 66.0 65.4 58.7
Marlborough 65.5 68.1 67.2 66.1 70.3 66.7 60.6 63.4 57.8
West Coast 68.3 63.4 69.2 66.9 70.5 62.4 64.2 62.2 60.5
Canterbury 70.7 65.7 68.5 71.6 71.6 69.3 68.7 66.5 61.5
Otago 71.4 70.4 66.5 67.7 68.4 71.7 68.2 67.5 62.9
Southland 67.8 68.9 69.3 66.0 72.4 70.3 67.6 64.5 62.0
Chatham Islands . . . . . . 58.3 66.7 41.1
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

Table 8: Students Attending Regularly by Territorial Authority, Term 2, 2011-2019
Territorial Authority Students Attending Regularly (%)
201120122013201420152016201720182019
Far North District 47.6 50.7 41.3 51.6 55.7 47.4 42.7 43.9 40.5
Whangarei District 61.0 64.8 59.0 61.3 62.8 60.7 56.2 55.5 51.9
Kaipara District 52.3 64.5 62.5 62.9 62.2 61.1 54.7 56.8 53.3
Auckland - Rodney 68.9 74.2 65.8 68.8 73.2 70.6 64.8 63.4 61.1
Auckland - Hibiscus and Bays 70.4 74.4 71.8 75.3 76.5 73.1 69.5 70.1 67.5
Auckland - Upper Harbour 76.9 74.3 70.6 72.8 73.8 70.7 68.5 68.4 64.8
Auckland - Kaipatiki 71.4 73.5 69.4 73.2 77.0 72.3 68.1 67.7 65.7
Auckland - Devonport-Takapuna 79.4 77.2 74.1 74.1 76.8 73.2 68.4 70.9 68.6
Auckland - Henderson-Massey 63.9 65.6 63.8 67.6 67.7 63.4 58.2 60.8 55.2
Auckland - Waitakere Ranges 73.1 76.0 70.6 71.1 73.1 70.9 64.0 68.2 58.7
Auckland - Great Barrier 73.1 52.9 61.5 86.2 75.0 80.0 36.4 64.5 75.8
Auckland - Waiheke 67.1 68.3 57.8 63.2 68.2 62.2 58.1 56.6 56.2
Auckland - Waitemata 65.6 69.4 66.6 71.4 70.4 65.8 61.0 71.9 60.8
Auckland - Whau 69.0 66.5 63.9 62.9 68.4 63.2 56.7 60.7 54.3
Auckland - Albert-Eden 78.4 77.6 74.3 77.8 75.7 73.8 68.8 71.5 65.7
Auckland - Puketapapa 71.9 73.4 71.3 72.4 75.5 70.1 62.5 65.1 57.0
Auckland - Orakei 74.8 76.9 75.1 79.9 78.1 76.2 72.1 74.6 66.4
Auckland - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 61.1 59.3 59.6 65.5 64.1 60.1 55.0 58.5 53.1
Auckland - Howick 77.5 79.2 74.6 77.3 77.6 76.0 71.3 72.4 67.6
Auckland - Mangere-Otahuhu 61.6 63.7 58.1 58.8 62.1 57.2 51.9 50.9 45.0
Auckland - Otara-Papatoetoe 69.6 64.7 61.4 64.9 64.9 59.2 54.6 56.1 46.2
Auckland - Manurewa 56.0 56.8 56.1 59.9 60.6 55.1 53.1 54.3 46.3
Auckland - Papakura 62.9 64.7 60.7 68.4 64.9 61.0 55.7 55.6 51.1
Auckland - Franklin 69.8 69.4 66.1 72.3 72.7 69.1 64.7 66.4 57.5
Thames-Coromandel District 63.0 65.7 66.0 64.5 62.7 62.1 57.7 56.7 50.7
Hauraki District 67.2 64.8 68.7 67.3 67.5 65.6 59.3 59.9 56.1
Waikato District 63.0 62.1 63.1 62.3 66.4 66.1 58.8 59.9 50.4
Matamata-Piako District 72.1 73.0 68.9 67.9 66.8 66.9 63.4 67.1 63.0
Hamilton City 70.5 70.6 64.5 64.1 65.7 65.3 58.0 60.5 53.4
Waipa District 69.4 72.2 68.0 67.2 69.4 69.3 61.1 64.6 59.2
Otorohanga District 74.0 65.6 61.0 63.0 63.0 59.9 47.5 55.4 47.3
South Waikato District 62.1 56.5 53.4 52.8 52.8 50.2 59.4 53.1 45.0
Waitomo District 58.6 64.7 57.7 60.2 60.4 57.1 51.5 48.9 45.8
Taupo District 69.1 61.9 55.6 64.1 65.6 60.5 56.8 60.9 53.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 68.6 69.2 61.9 67.8 65.7 65.8 58.3 58.9 48.3
Tauranga City 70.0 71.9 63.4 68.6 66.1 67.0 65.5 64.0 55.7
Rotorua District 64.9 66.7 64.4 64.5 62.7 62.5 59.1 59.4 48.6
Whakatane District 59.3 63.4 58.6 62.3 58.0 60.0 52.0 56.3 46.4
Kawerau District 29.1 47.4 42.0 44.9 44.0 50.4 34.5 38.4 32.8
Opotiki District 48.1 51.9 60.4 57.5 46.4 47.4 40.5 42.2 33.8
Gisborne District 65.0 62.0 59.0 58.3 58.8 55.1 52.5 51.9 40.9
Wairoa District 58.2 53.3 50.9 50.6 58.6 57.7 46.7 43.3 36.7
Hastings District 63.2 61.3 64.1 66.9 67.1 65.1 57.2 60.2 56.1
Napier City 69.7 69.7 66.7 70.7 68.4 66.4 62.2 64.0 58.0
Central Hawke's Bay District 67.5 73.5 65.5 72.8 69.4 68.5 58.9 63.0 58.4
New Plymouth District 72.9 67.9 68.2 70.9 70.0 69.3 65.1 63.5 57.1
Stratford District 68.5 66.8 70.0 71.1 70.6 69.8 68.2 61.2 65.6
South Taranaki District 69.9 67.3 64.4 64.7 68.3 62.5 57.9 57.3 51.9
Ruapehu District 48.0 45.1 53.2 55.4 62.1 61.8 51.8 55.5 51.4
Wanganui District 66.5 67.4 63.1 65.8 65.2 66.3 62.3 61.1 52.2
Rangitikei District 75.1 66.7 64.9 68.9 67.9 69.4 63.6 64.0 54.9
Manawatu District 71.3 71.7 71.9 72.0 76.0 79.5 55.6 62.2 53.4
Palmerston North City 71.8 72.1 72.7 73.7 75.7 71.0 67.4 67.9 59.5
Tararua District 61.7 62.7 64.7 62.6 73.1 68.3 60.9 63.1 60.0
Horowhenua District 62.8 64.5 64.2 63.2 63.5 56.5 59.5 60.3 49.6
Kapiti Coast District 60.2 71.2 61.0 64.5 70.5 66.8 59.6 63.0 55.1
Porirua City 65.2 70.6 66.7 67.2 64.3 64.0 62.6 61.8 54.0
Upper Hutt City 73.7 71.8 68.6 73.2 73.1 70.4 67.3 66.6 58.4
Lower Hutt City 71.9 72.0 68.4 71.8 68.9 68.7 65.2 66.2 56.9
Wellington City 72.1 73.4 70.3 73.8 72.0 71.4 67.3 70.2 65.1
Masterton District 72.5 73.1 70.9 69.1 74.0 72.2 67.2 67.1 61.9
Carterton District 80.6 78.7 74.8 76.2 77.4 74.3 72.3 74.6 66.6
South Wairarapa District 69.1 69.3 63.1 68.5 67.3 65.9 61.0 60.7 61.4
Tasman District 76.4 75.2 72.6 73.3 75.9 70.9 69.2 66.9 59.3
Nelson City 72.8 70.6 68.3 68.3 76.0 67.8 66.0 65.4 58.7
Marlborough District 65.5 68.1 67.2 66.1 70.3 66.7 60.6 63.4 57.8
Kaikoura District 54.7 59.2 58.2 67.7 55.2 58.6 47.4 59.5 56.2
Buller District 69.9 61.3 68.4 71.2 77.4 66.0 64.7 62.1 64.2
Grey District 69.0 66.0 70.9 70.1 69.1 64.9 66.6 64.3 61.1
Westland District 65.5 61.6 66.7 56.9 67.2 54.6 59.5 57.4 55.0
Hurunui District 78.2 70.2 71.8 72.0 74.5 71.3 65.7 67.6 61.4
Waimakariri District 75.4 71.2 68.1 65.8 74.0 69.3 67.4 65.0 62.3
Christchurch City 70.7 63.7 67.2 72.4 70.5 67.8 67.1 65.3 61.2
Selwyn District 76.3 71.3 75.6 75.4 75.9 74.6 75.7 71.6 66.5
Ashburton District 64.3 67.1 72.3 71.9 69.9 71.5 70.4 67.6 55.8
Timaru District 67.8 64.9 70.7 71.2 74.3 71.9 73.1 69.2 59.1
Mackenzie District 72.1 72.1 48.7 70.4 73.9 70.8 68.4 68.0 63.8
Waimate District 71.5 71.7 59.1 65.2 69.2 73.3 69.8 68.6 60.7
Chatham Islands Territory . . . . . . 58.3 66.7 41.1
Waitaki District 66.5 73.9 55.9 62.8 67.6 69.0 64.0 62.6 55.4
Central Otago District 65.6 66.4 71.9 71.1 69.9 72.6 72.0 70.0 64.6
Queenstown-Lakes District 77.3 71.1 68.6 72.1 65.2 70.3 69.0 65.0 60.8
Dunedin City 70.5 69.9 67.1 67.0 67.9 72.6 68.0 69.1 65.3
Clutha District 72.6 71.2 69.6 65.7 75.8 71.5 67.6 67.6 59.5
Southland District 65.4 66.6 68.7 64.4 73.2 70.0 66.2 62.4 62.3
Gore District 63.1 62.2 67.0 65.9 75.1 72.6 72.0 64.4 63.2
Invercargill City 70.2 71.3 69.7 66.6 71.6 70.0 67.4 65.3 61.5
All 69.0 69.0 66.3 68.7 69.5 67.2 63.0 63.8 57.7

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