Participation in early childhood education

Table 1: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance by ethnic group, June 2011-2019.
Ethnic group201120122013201420152016201720182019

Note:

For detailed technical information about prior participation rates go to: https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/early-childhood-education/participation

Māori 90.6% 91.1% 92.4% 92.9% 94.0% 94.9% 95.2% 95.4% 95.5%
Pacific 86.5% 86.8% 88.4% 90.2% 91.1% 92.7% 92.4% 93.4% 93.0%
European/Pākehā 97.6% 97.9% 98.2% 98.1% 98.0% 98.1% 98.2% 98.1% 98.3%
Asian 95.5% 95.8% 96.7% 96.8% 97.1% 97.4% 97.6% 98.2% 98.2%
Other 95.5% 95.2% 94.4% 94.5% 94.4% 95.4% 95.4% 96.0% 96.2%
Total 94.6% 94.9% 95.6% 95.9% 96.1% 96.6% 96.8% 96.9% 97.0%

Table 2: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance by socio-economic status, June 2011-2019.
201120122013201420152016201720182019

Note:

School deciles indicate the extent schools draw their learners from low socio-economic communities. The decile of a school is used as a proxy for measure of socio-economic status (SES) of the children that attend that schoolin the absence of a direct measure of SES. Decileshave been grouped into five groups or 'quintiles'; the lowest SES quintile contains decile 1 and 2 schools and the highest SES quintile group contains decile 9 and 10 schools.

Quintile 1 86% 87% 89% 90% 91% 93% 93% 93% 93%
Quintile 2 94% 94% 95% 95% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97%
Quintile 3 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 98% 98% 98% 98%
Quintile 4 98% 97% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 99% 98%
Quintile 5 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
Total 95% 95% 96% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97%

Table 3: Percentage of children attending ECE services for 10 hours or more at the age of 3 and aged of 4, June 2017-2019.
Participation at age 3 Particiaption at age 4
201720182019201720182019

Note:

Participation intensity measures are calculated using attendance data for children attending ECE services that report data via the Early Learning Information (ELI) system. These measures are calculated from the day each individual child turns 3 for the age 3 measure, and from the day the child turns 4 for the age 4 measure. Calculations are based in the population of 4 and 5 years olds taken from Stats NZ, National ethnic population projections, by age and sex, 2013(base)-2038, 50th percentile (median) scenario.

10+ hours a week  69% 72% 75% 79% 82% 84%

Table 4: Percentage of children attending ECE services for 10 hours or more when aged 3 and when aged 4 by ethnic group, June 2017-2019.
Participation at age 3 Participation at age 4
201720182019201720182019

Note:

Calculations are based in the population of 4 and 5 years olds taken from Stats NZ, National ethnic population projections, by age and sex, 2013 (base)-2038, 50th percentile (median) scenario.

Māori 58% 62% 62% 68% 68% 71%
Pacific 64% 65% 67% 73% 75% 75%
Total Children 69% 72% 75% 79% 82% 84%

Table 5: Percentage of children attending ECE services for 10 hours or more at the age of 3 and aged of 4 by socio-economic status (SES), June 2017-2019.
Participation at age 3 Participation at age 4
201720182019201720182019

Note:

'Based on demographic data, we approximate the number of children with addresses in high, medium and low socioeconomic areas as: 30% of the population of children have addresses in high socioeconomic areas, 37% in medium socioeconomic areas, and the remaining 33% in low socioeconomic areas.

High SES 67% 70% 75% 77% 80% 84%
Medium SES 68% 72% 75% 77% 81% 85%
Low SES 64% 66% 68% 73% 75% 77%