Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions from school

Data Tables

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

Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Stand-downs
Cases AS rate per 1,000
European Male 5,854 29.9
Female 1,289 6.8
Māori Male 5,434 56.6
Female 2,255 24.5
Pacific Male 1,625 41.7
Female 606 16.0
Asian Male 383 8.8
Female 51 1.3
Other Male 195 19.6
Female 32 3.4
Total Male 13,491 35.1
Female 4,233 11.5

Table 2: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 18.3 47.5 29.5 6.2 14.3 24.4
2001 17.4 49.0 29.5 6.9 22.2 24.4
2002 17.3 50.3 33.0 7.3 23.4 24.9
2003 19.1 53.7 34.4 7.5 23.0 27.0
2004 19.3 52.5 33.7 7.1 49.3 27.3
2005 20.5 54.9 37.6 7.2 58.1 29.2
2006 20.8 55.1 41.2 7.8 65.5 30.1
2007 19.5 51.4 34.7 7.5 68.1 28.1
2008 19.5 49.6 31.8 7.4 53.5 27.3
2009 19.2 49.4 33.4 8.1 43.6 27.1
2010 18.7 48.2 33.1 6.9 29.8 26.2
2011 17.3 44.0 29.1 6.4 22.7 23.9
2012 17.1 41.1 26.8 5.9 20.6 22.8
2013 16.0 38.0 26.0 5.3 16.1 21.2
2014 14.6 35.7 24.4 4.7 15.7 19.7
2015 14.1 35.2 24.2 4.3 12.0 19.3
2016 15.8 37.3 24.9 4.5 10.4 20.7
2017 18.6 40.9 29.1 5.2 11.7 23.5

Table 3: Number of stand-downs, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 8,264 6,725 1,576 246 116 16,927
2001 7,856 7,139 1,653 284 192 17,124
2002 7,848 7,554 1,948 342 239 17,931
2003 8,642 8,413 2,145 403 273 19,876
2004 8,726 8,519 2,170 405 629 20,449
2005 9,146 9,069 2,501 424 808 21,948
2006 9,175 9,108 2,816 470 949 22,518
2007 8,426 8,596 2,429 458 1,032 20,941
2008 8,239 8,377 2,273 468 864 20,221
2009 8,000 8,422 2,443 533 744 20,142
2010 7,691 8,325 2,467 474 509 19,466
2011 6,960 7,624 2,187 442 385 17,598
2012 6,788 7,150 2,012 413 348 16,711
2013 6,282 6,657 1,931 378 274 15,522
2014 5,715 6,331 1,817 344 265 14,472
2015 5,495 6,357 1,820 330 205 14,207
2016 6,088 6,850 1,889 355 189 15,371
2017 7,143 7,689 2,231 434 227 17,724

Table 4: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, and European/Pākehā.
  4. 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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian
1 (Low SES) 72.3 50.5 32.8 6.4 43.5
2 36.4 47.8 37.2 6.0 37.1
3 20.6 42.0 21.1 4.4 24.5
4 13.6 24.6 20.4 4.9 14.5
5 (High SES) 9.7 17.4 11.9 4.9 9.8

Table 5: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  4. 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.
  5. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 students.
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5-9 10-14 15+
Tai Tokerau 31.3 41.1 21.3 17.1 44.4 24.0 6.5 6.0 8.3 49.7 45.7
Auckland 20.5 30.6 9.8 14.7 39.2 31.4 5.3 14.7 5.9 31.2 29.6
Waikato 29.8 44.3 15.0 19.6 50.8 28.9 5.7 14.4 10.7 49.5 32.5
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 20.6 29.0 11.8 11.8 32.9 30.8 0.3 7.5 9.2 30.9 25.6
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 30.3 44.6 15.3 24.2 47.6 34.8 1.6 9.6 15.8 46.0 32.2
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 22.8 32.4 13.2 14.9 31.7 31.4 2.3 8.0 10.0 34.9 27.2
Wellington 18.9 27.5 9.8 14.6 37.4 18.1 4.0 7.3 7.4 29.3 23.3
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 21.7 34.8 8.4 18.7 40.2 12.9 8.5 2.2 10.7 32.2 25.9
Canterbury 25.3 40.3 9.6 24.1 44.7 23.3 7.5 10.1 18.6 35.1 21.0
Otago/Southland 28.8 45.2 11.4 26.3 49.2 22.5 7.9 9.0 16.8 42.3 29.2
New Zealand 23.5 35.1 11.5 18.6 40.9 29.1 5.2 11.7 10.1    35.8 28.2

Table 6: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 stand-downs and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  7. 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.
  8. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  9. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 students.
Region Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group9
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 31.3 41.1 21.3 17.1 44.4 24.0 6.5 6.0 8.3 49.7 45.7
Auckland 20.2 30.4 9.6 14.6 38.5 31.4 5.3 14.6 5.8 30.8 29.3
Waikato Region 29.7 44.1 15.1 19.3 50.5 28.6 5.4 15.2 11.5 48.6 32.3
Bay of Plenty Region 20.4 28.1 12.3 11.8 32.5 32.0 0.3 6.3 7.7 31.0 27.1
Gisborne Region 26.4 40.9 11.2 10.8 33.0 43.1 0.0 0.0 14.4 40.3 25.3
Hawke's Bay Region 21.6 29.7 13.8 15.5 31.0 29.6 2.6 10.1 8.5 33.2 27.7
Taranaki Region 26.5 39.6 12.6 18.4 50.4 15.9 1.5 5.2 8.4 41.9 35.4
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 33.6 49.5 17.2 29.3 45.5 38.2 3.4 13.1 20.2 51.0 29.8
Wellington Region 17.0 24.7 8.9 12.8 35.5 17.4 3.6 6.7 6.2 25.9 22.6
West Coast Region 41.3 66.5 15.0 42.5 48.9 0.0 8.7 0.0 27.0 52.5 51.9
Canterbury Region 25.3 40.3 9.6 24.0 44.6 23.2 8.0 10.0 18.7 35.0 20.9
Otago Region 24.8 39.2 9.5 22.6 46.6 20.8 8.9 5.2 17.6 33.2 25.6
Southland Region 36.9 57.6 15.2 34.3 52.4 26.9 5.5 24.4 15.6 60.2 36.7
Tasman Region 14.1 20.2 7.9 11.6 32.7 9.4 0.0 0.0 6.2 18.7 22.1
Nelson Region 23.2 37.7 8.6 17.6 55.0 27.5 8.0 6.9 9.6 37.9 27.2
Marlborough Region 15.8 26.1 4.9 14.8 24.6 7.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 29.7 12.8
Chatham Islands County 62.2 102.8 0.0 0.0 108.1 n n n 0.0 125.0 n
New Zealand 23.5 35.1 11.5 18.6 40.9 29.1 5.2 11.7 10.1    35.8 28.2

Table 7: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in, except for the Auckland supercity where Local Board has been used instead.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 stand-downs and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā,
  6. 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.
  7. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  8. Age group is not age-standardised. The rates are raw per 1000 students.
Territorial Authority
/Local Board1
Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 42.2 54.4 29.4 22.3 51.9 29.8 0.0 11.6 10.8 64.6 66.4
Whangarei District 25.6 34.1 17.0 14.6 39.3 26.8 9.4 4.5 6.2 42.3 35.3
Kaipara District 19.8 25.9 13.3 18.5 24.2 7.4 0.0 0.0 9.3 31.2 17.7
Auckland:
- Rodney 17.0 25.0 8.4 17.3 22.6 8.7 3.4 0.0 6.4 21.6 32.3
- Hibiscus and Bays 16.8 28.1 4.9 17.5 26.4 9.8 6.9 15.4 3.7 26.8 21.7
- Upper Harbour 17.2 28.9 5.4 23.3 12.7 23.9 4.5 14.9 8.3 21.8 26.7
- Kaipatiki 27.5 44.2 8.7 23.1 68.0 32.4 4.5 16.9 6.9 47.0 30.2
- Devonport-Takapuna 6.6 11.5 1.3 5.8 12.3 8.4 5.0 14.5 0.9 9.0 12.1
- Henderson-Massey 24.8 38.4 10.3 20.3 42.9 27.1 2.7 26.8 6.3 38.3 37.3
- Waitakere Ranges 12.9 23.1 2.0 11.5 22.0 11.9 0.0 15.9 7.8 10.4 0.0
- Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 n
- Waiheke 12.3 18.6 5.5 13.6 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.2 10.8 0.0
- Waitemata 16.3 24.9 8.2 8.7 24.2 31.6 7.6 27.5 0.9 25.7 27.2
- Whau 17.0 24.2 9.0 26.7 26.5 16.7 2.6 6.6 8.6 24.1 22.4
- Albert-Eden 6.9 12.1 1.7 4.6 11.5 17.3 3.7 10.9 1.2 10.6 11.2
- Puketapapa 20.1 31.9 6.6 18.2 41.8 32.6 8.3 22.7 5.0 37.2 20.4
- Orakei 12.5 18.9 5.7 8.7 26.4 34.2 6.2 20.4 3.1 15.3 25.9
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki 47.3 64.8 29.2 36.9 51.6 61.0 9.4 20.0 4.6 70.3 94.9
- Howick 10.4 15.7 4.8 11.1 20.4 19.1 5.1 13.2 3.0 15.2 16.1
- Mangere-Otahuhu 29.7 45.5 16.5 14.0 33.5 33.1 5.7 19.0 3.6 48.0 50.2
- Otara-Papatoetoe 29.0 40.3 15.1 54.3 38.5 32.4 7.9 13.5 2.0 45.1 54.1
- Manurewa 33.1 45.2 20.4 34.7 46.4 31.3 5.0 2.6 13.3 49.3 41.9
- Papakura 53.6 77.2 28.7 34.3 90.1 43.2 5.0 8.6 24.4 86.7 45.1
- Franklin 18.6 26.7 9.6 9.7 34.7 48.5 1.4 3.6 6.0 25.0 33.7
Thames-Coromandel District 24.8 34.0 15.9 19.8 32.4 69.7 7.6 50.2 8.7 38.5 31.4
Hauraki District 26.8 39.4 13.0 23.4 37.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 45.3 41.2
Waikato District 33.2 47.9 17.9 20.2 48.6 29.3 7.9 8.8 7.4 51.6 54.1
Matamata-Piako District 25.5 35.9 15.5 16.2 54.3 0.0 7.1 0.0 4.1 38.7 45.6
Hamilton City 30.4 43.2 17.7 18.3 58.9 32.6 5.3 16.6 13.0 55.4 26.5
Waipa District 26.2 45.1 6.8 21.9 46.2 14.4 6.7 6.3 13.0 38.0 28.6
Otorohanga District 30.5 56.7 4.5 6.4 56.7 32.1 0.0 0.0 11.9 57.3 9.4
South Waikato District 37.1 55.4 18.1 33.0 43.1 27.8 8.0 20.2 14.7 55.8 49.7
Waitomo District 61.9 92.4 26.9 48.2 74.4 0.0 0.0 83.1 12.0 88.9 125.0
Taupo District 23.0 36.4 8.6 11.4 38.0 17.8 0.0 29.5 20.8 30.9 12.4
Western Bay of Plenty District 19.2 28.7 9.6 11.7 34.6 36.9 0.0 24.1 6.5 22.0 42.3
Tauranga City 15.5 20.9 9.9 11.1 26.8 43.8 0.6 5.9 6.1 25.4 17.3
Rotorua District 16.0 22.6 8.8 9.8 21.7 12.4 0.0 5.2 10.1 26.9 7.8
Whakatane District 35.7 48.9 21.6 16.7 48.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1 49.0 61.6
Kawerau District 39.6 46.5 31.8 38.7 40.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 92.0 20.2
Opotiki District 55.6 81.3 29.6 39.5 58.9 36.3 0.0 0.0 2.9 54.8 183.6
Gisborne District 26.4 40.9 11.2 10.8 33.0 43.1 0.0 0.0 14.4 40.3 25.3
Wairoa District 37.7 51.7 24.9 34.7 39.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 65.0 64.2
Hastings District 19.9 25.1 14.6 14.8 26.5 36.7 1.4 0.0 8.5 26.1 31.5
Napier City 21.8 33.7 10.9 15.5 34.5 12.0 5.6 24.0 11.0 37.5 17.6
Central Hawke's Bay District 23.2 27.8 17.8 18.0 31.4 41.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 37.1 44.1
New Plymouth District 23.1 34.2 11.1 16.5 46.0 9.5 0.0 6.3 8.6 36.7 28.3
Stratford District 32.3 60.3 8.1 32.3 35.8 0.0 26.3 0.0 10.4 44.1 52.6
South Taranaki District 36.1 50.1 20.3 17.5 63.2 59.7 0.0 0.0 6.8 58.3 56.5
Ruapehu District 27.8 44.4 11.0 14.9 34.4 108.3 0.0 0.0 9.8 39.2 44.1
Wanganui District 41.4 64.4 19.9 34.3 53.5 53.1 4.3 23.8 37.3 61.9 21.4
Rangitikei District 24.0 49.2 3.5 18.8 26.7 54.5 0.0 83.8 8.6 36.4 27.4
Manawatu District 46.5 68.3 21.6 38.8 64.5 64.5 16.8 33.9 15.5 66.6 76.4
Palmerston North City 25.4 33.7 16.2 23.3 39.0 29.7 0.7 7.7 17.9 38.5 21.4
Tararua District 26.5 41.4 11.1 21.1 37.0 28.4 0.0 0.0 8.8 40.4 35.0
Horowhenua District 46.9 70.1 24.5 46.3 53.2 34.0 22.1 29.7 24.4 76.8 30.8
Kapiti Coast District 13.2 20.7 5.7 11.2 22.7 4.3 0.0 4.7 9.4 21.3 7.7
Porirua City 21.7 28.6 14.4 14.7 29.5 23.5 4.8 8.9 6.1 29.7 38.7
Upper Hutt City 25.2 28.5 19.5 18.6 52.2 28.1 8.7 8.9 14.2 38.8 26.7
Lower Hutt City 20.8 31.2 11.3 17.3 37.7 14.3 4.9 8.9 5.4 35.5 24.8
Wellington City 8.1 12.5 3.5 6.8 19.0 13.5 2.4 4.3 0.9 10.3 17.6
Masterton District 33.0 56.5 10.4 20.1 67.2 18.4 13.0 24.1 27.1 47.1 32.9
Carterton District 5.3 10.6 0.0 4.8 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.3 0.0
South Wairarapa District 54.2 70.0 35.6 39.5 97.0 34.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 95.3 72.5
Tasman District 14.1 20.2 7.9 11.6 32.7 9.4 0.0 0.0 6.2 18.7 22.1
Nelson City 23.2 37.7 8.6 17.6 55.0 27.5 8.0 6.9 9.6 37.9 27.2
Marlborough District 15.8 26.1 4.9 14.8 24.6 7.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 29.7 12.8
Kaikoura District 27.5 55.9 0.0 0.0 45.2 0.0 449.4 0.0 39.0 22.9 0.0
Buller District 25.0 41.1 8.8 25.9 25.8 0.0 30.9 0.0 12.8 36.5 31.5
Grey District 49.7 71.9 24.4 49.0 69.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.8 60.7 48.7
Westland District 46.9 90.2 5.8 53.6 42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.3 57.9 91.5
Hurunui District 5.8 11.5 0.0 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 8.0 6.3
Waimakariri District 13.9 22.3 5.7 12.0 27.8 0.0 16.3 0.0 9.1 16.9 18.3
Christchurch City 30.1 46.7 12.4 29.7 53.4 25.5 7.0 11.8 26.1 41.2 20.3
Selwyn District 18.0 30.6 4.9 17.2 26.3 39.9 11.2 6.3 7.1 22.7 32.5
Ashburton District 18.5 29.7 6.3 17.3 36.0 20.1 2.3 11.1 5.7 30.7 19.7
Timaru District 21.6 37.7 5.1 21.1 28.3 9.8 17.9 8.3 11.9 36.0 18.6
Mackenzie District 23.4 40.9 0.0 23.8 24.1 0.0 23.0 0.0 0.0 34.3 55.6
Waimate District 25.7 42.8 10.3 28.5 25.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 46.3 18.5
Chatham Islands Territory 62.2 102.8 0.0 0.0 108.1 n n n 0.0 125.0 n
Waitaki District 25.8 46.9 5.1 22.7 53.5 18.9 5.1 0.0 23.9 29.5 28.2
Central Otago District 22.9 30.9 14.6 19.3 46.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9 40.4 24.7
Queenstown-Lakes District 9.1 16.9 1.3 8.9 7.4 0.0 18.7 0.0 6.8 4.8 20.5
Dunedin City 28.4 44.3 11.0 26.5 51.2 24.4 7.4 4.2 23.7 38.4 25.2
Clutha District 27.5 38.5 15.3 24.5 45.4 21.0 0.0 37.3 6.4 46.3 33.6
Southland District 42.6 75.4 5.7 37.1 71.3 145.2 3.7 22.9 8.8 69.6 62.9
Gore District 31.8 49.8 13.0 25.8 71.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.4 55.0 21.6
Invercargill City 35.7 51.9 19.3 35.3 43.9 17.0 7.8 30.4 18.8 57.3 31.6
New Zealand 23.5 35.1 11.5 18.6 40.9 29.1 5.2 11.7 10.1 35.8 28.2

Table 8: Percentage of stand-downs, by behaviour (2000-2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 24.8 10.2 8.2 5.0 23.0 2.3 2.1 16.1 8.3
2001 25.3 9.8 7.6 5.5 23.7 2.3 2.0 15.8 8.1
2002 25.9 9.3 7.2 6.0 22.3Af 2.2 2.2 16.0 8.9
2003 24.8 7.6 7.9 4.7 23.6 2.5 2.3 17.3 9.3
2004 25.2 7.4 7.7 4.8 24.9 2.4 2.1 15.7 9.8
2005 25.9 7.0 6.9 5.8 24.8 2.2 2.6 15.2 9.6
2006 26.1 7.5 7.7 4.4 24.4 2.1 2.6 15.1 10.0
2007 25.6 7.8 8.0 4.9 25.3 2.2 2.8 14.1 9.4
2008 25.1 7.0 7.6 5.8 25.7 2.0 2.8 14.9 9.2
2009 23.3 6.5 8.1 7.1 25.7 2.1 2.8 14.6 9.9
2010 21.8 6.5 8.2 8.0 25.9 2.6 2.8 14.3 9.8
2011 21.9 5.9 7.7 7.6 25.4 2.5 2.7 14.9 11.3
2012 22.7 6.3 7.7 7.1 26.0 2.7 2.9 13.6 11.0
2013 22.8 5.2 6.9 8.0 26.0 2.6 3.3 12.9 12.2
2014 23.0 4.9 7.2 8.1 24.8 2.5 3.8 12.7 13.1
2015 22.3 4.5 7.1 7.7 25.4 2.7 4.3 11.6 14.5
2016 21.3 4.3 6.5 6.5 28.2 2.6 5.1 10.6 14.9
2017 20.5 5.7 6.9 5.7 30.5 2.7 5.1 8.8 14.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rates per 1,000 students of stand-downs, by behaviour (2000-2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour Total
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 6.0 2.5 2.0 1.2 5.6 0.6 0.5 3.9 2.0 24.4
2001 6.2 2.4 1.8 1.3 5.8 0.6 0.5 3.8 2.0 24.4
2002 6.5 2.3 1.8 1.5 5.6 0.5 0.5 4.0 2.2 24.9
2003 6.7 2.0 2.1 1.3 6.4 0.7 0.6 4.7 2.5 27.0
2004 6.9 2.0 2.1 1.3 6.8 0.7 0.6 4.3 2.7 27.3
2005 7.6 2.0 2.0 1.7 7.2 0.6 0.7 4.5 2.8 29.2
2006 7.9 2.3 2.3 1.3 7.3 0.6 0.8 4.5 3.0 30.1
2007 7.2 2.2 2.2 1.4 7.1 0.6 0.8 4.0 2.7 28.1
2008 6.8 1.9 2.1 1.6 7.0 0.5 0.8 4.1 2.5 27.3
2009 6.3 1.8 2.2 1.9 7.0 0.6 0.8 4.0 2.7 27.1
2010 5.7 1.7 2.2 2.1 6.8 0.7 0.7 3.7 2.6 26.2
2011 5.2 1.4 1.8 1.8 6.1 0.6 0.6 3.6 2.7 23.9
2012 5.2 1.4 1.8 1.6 5.9 0.6 0.7 3.1 2.5 22.8
2013 4.8 1.1 1.5 1.7 5.5 0.6 0.7 2.7 2.6 21.2
2014 4.5 1.0 1.4 1.6 4.9 0.5 0.7 2.5 2.6 19.7
2015 4.3 0.9 1.4 1.5 4.9 0.5 0.8 2.2 2.8 19.3
2016 4.4 0.9 1.4 1.3 5.8 0.5 1.1 2.2 3.1 20.7
2017 4.8 1.3 1.6 1.3 7.2 0.6 1.2 2.1 3.3 23.5

Table 10: Percentage of stand-downs for each behaviour, by gender (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and "other harmful or dangerous behaviour".
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Male Female
Continual Disobedience 19.9 22.5 20.5
Smoking or Alcohol 4.4 9.9 5.7
Theft Vandalism or Arson 7.1 6.2 6.9
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 4.8 8.5 5.7
Physical Assault on Other Students 32.0 25.5 30.5
Verbal Assault on Other Students 2.6 3.2 2.7
Physical Assault on Staff 5.9 2.8 5.1
Verbal Assault on Staff 8.9 8.5 8.8
Other 14.4 13.1 14.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised stand-down rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  5. Chatham Islands County.
Regional
Council1
Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Northland 43.7 42.9 45.9 40.0 41.7 41.2 43.6 35.3 34.7 38.1 42.2 37.1 35.5 42.0 33.9 30.1 32.3 31.3
Auckland 19.4 20.6 22.1 23.5 23.3 25.5 27.5 25.7 23.5 23.7 24.3 22.6 20.6 18.9 17.6 17.4 17.7 20.2
Waikato 24.5 26.5 29.5 30.4 30.3 31.9 32.7 30.5 31.1 31.7 28.8 30.1 29.8 25.7 24.2 25.9 26.4 29.7
Bay of Plenty 24.4 22.6 23.3 22.9 27.9 25.9 18.5 15.6 12.5 14.4 17.0 13.9 16.6 13.8 16.6 15.7 18.5 20.4
Gisborne 30.8 23.7 32.0 33.3 32.1 40.7 39.6 40.5 38.8 34.1 32.6 25.0 23.1 21.1 24.4 29.8 28.0 26.4
Hawke's Bay 27.2 26.5 28.6 28.6 27.9 29.8 31.7 29.2 28.7 29.7 25.6 28.6 26.6 22.6 20.2 19.2 20.4 21.6
Taranaki 20.3 22.6 27.1 25.7 27.9 32.5 33.6 35.0 29.1 30.5 28.6 25.5 26.0 21.8 24.8 20.7 23.2 26.5
Manawatu-Wanganui 30.5 31.8 34.9 40.5 38.4 40.5 45.4 42.3 42.7 37.8 35.2 34.5 33.6 28.6 24.1 21.7 25.0 33.6
Wellington 22.2 21.7 19.7 23.3 25.5 24.8 27.8 25.3 26.4 27.0 24.9 22.0 17.4 18.6 16.7 15.1 14.3 17.0
West Coast 49.5 50.8 36.3 44.0 27.7 33.4 44.5 28.3 34.5 49.7 25.4 26.9 23.4 18.8 18.9 24.1 33.8 41.3
Canterbury 28.8 26.8 20.7 30.2 31.3 34.4 31.1 31.7 29.3 28.6 26.9 19.4 22.2 21.6 19.0 18.3 22.7 25.3
Otago 18.9 18.8 18.7 19.2 18.9 23.6 23.1 19.3 23.5 25.1 23.0 22.9 21.8 19.9 18.8 18.9 22.4 24.8
Southland 26.4 24.0 30.4 28.9 26.0 32.6 42.8 46.8 48.6 37.0 36.1 33.9 28.0 26.7 25.2 29.1 30.6 36.9
Tasman 24.5 21.7 22.0 19.4 22.7 24.1 18.5 16.6 21.4 12.8 12.7 10.9 11.5 11.5 10.8 8.9 9.2 14.1
Nelson 16.5 16.4 12.5 17.1 18.9 22.2 19.7 23.3 28.7 28.7 17.5 13.7 15.1 14.0 16.1 17.5 20.5 23.2
Marlborough 21.1 21.6 24.7 24.2 13.7 17.8 20.9 19.3 22.9 17.9 21.4 13.2 13.9 14.1 17.2 10.6 10.6 15.8
Chatham Islands5 14.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.8 59.7 19.5 0.0 n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.8 24.5 20.7 0.0 62.2
New Zealand Total 24.4 24.4 24.9 27.0 27.3 29.2 30.1 28.1 27.3 27.1 26.2 23.9 22.8 21.2 19.7 19.3 20.7 23.5
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Suspensions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
European Male 978 5.0

Female 183 1.0
Māori Male 1,053 11.1

Female 470 5.1
Pacific Male 284 7.3

Female 77 2.0
Asian Male 44 1.0

Female 8 0.2
Other Male 31 3.2

Female 6 0.6
Total Male 2,390 6.2
Female 744 2.0

Table 2: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 4.8 17.8 7.9 1.3 2.9 7.4
2001 4.3 16.3 8.4 1.3 4.7 6.9
2002 4.3 16.1 8.8 1.2 4.2 6.9
2003 4.1 15.6 7.9 1.9 4.4 6.6
2004 3.8 14.3 8.6 1.3 8.5 6.3
2005 4.0 15.4 8.7 1.4 10.4 6.8
2006 3.8 14.4 9.6 1.2 12.5 6.6
2007 3.7 13.2 8.0 1.1 15.6 6.2
2008 3.6 12.1 6.7 1.1 13.6 5.8
2009 3.8 13.5 7.4 1.2 12.4 6.3
2010 3.6 11.9 6.2 0.9 6.8 5.6
2011 3.2 10.9 5.1 0.8 5.3 5.0
2012 2.9 10.1 4.2 0.7 3.7 4.5
2013 2.9 8.7 4.1 0.7 2.9 4.2
2014 2.5 7.6 3.8 0.4 2.6 3.6
2015 2.3 7.2 4.2 0.8 2.2 3.5
2016 2.3 7.6 4.3 0.5 2.2 3.6
2017 3.0 8.2 4.7 0.6 2.0 4.2

Table 3: Number of suspensions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 2,174 2,444 412 51 24 5,105
2001 1,935 2,313 460 53 41 4,802
2002 1,957 2,361 512 58 44 4,932
2003 1,854 2,396 486 106 53 4,895
2004 1,753 2,295 551 74 110 4,783
2005 1,818 2,523 577 84 147 5,149
2006 1,711 2,371 655 74 184 4,995
2007 1,606 2,210 559 70 237 4,682
2008 1,569 2,045 479 73 220 4,386
2009 1,616 2,309 541 79 212 4,757
2010 1,516 2,061 464 64 118 4,223
2011 1,325 1,885 389 56 90 3,745
2012 1,168 1,757 320 50 62 3,357
2013 1,138 1,530 308 53 50 3,079
2014 989 1,351 282 31 44 2,697
2015 901 1,297 317 65 38 2,618
2016 904 1,393 325 39 40 2,701
2017 1,161 1,523 361 52 37 3,134

Table 4: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  4. 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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total5
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian
1 (Low SES) 13.2 11.4 5.6 0.3 8.8
2 4.3 8.5 5.2 1.0 5.6
3 3.5 8.4 5.1 0.7 4.6
4 2.3 4.7 2.7 0.6 2.5
5 (High SES) 1.8 3.3 0.7 0.5 1.7

Table 5: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  4. 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.
  5. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group5
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Tai Tokerau 6.7 8.8 4.5 3.0 9.8 5.6 1.3 9.1 0.2 10.9 12.4
Auckland 3.4 5.4 1.3 2.7 7.0 4.7 0.6 2.0 0.5 5.1 5.8
Waikato 5.2 8.1 2.3 2.5 10.4 5.2 1.4 0.0 0.8 8.8 7.6
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 5.3 7.3 3.2 2.6 8.7 8.8 1.3 2.4 1.3 8.4 7.7
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 4.7 7.3 2.0 3.4 8.1 5.5 0.0 1.9 1.6 7.3 6.6
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 5.1 6.7 3.6 2.9 7.9 3.6 0.0 2.8 1.5 8.2 7.0
Wellington 3.0 4.3 1.7 1.9 6.4 4.0 0.7 1.3 0.9 3.9 5.9
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 3.7 5.3 2.0 2.9 7.1 5.9 2.6 0.0 0.8 6.1 5.3
Canterbury 3.5 5.6 1.4 3.2 7.4 3.7 0.0 2.3 1.8 4.9 4.5
Otago/Southland 5.7 8.7 2.6 5.2 9.8 4.8 0.4 3.2 2.0 8.2 8.7
New Zealand 4.2 6.2 2.0 3.0 8.2 4.7 0.6 2.0 1.0 6.3 6.5

Table 6: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. n = no students in the denominator for this category
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 suspensions and/or students.
  7. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Regional Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group9
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 6.7 8.8 4.5 3.0 9.8 5.6 1.3 9.1 0.2 10.9 12.4
Auckland 3.4 5.3 1.3 2.7 7.0 4.7 0.6 2.0 0.5 5.1 5.9
Waikato Region 5.2 8.2 2.1 2.7 9.9 5.4 1.4 0.6 1.2 8.4 7.6
Bay of Plenty Region 5.0 6.6 3.4 2.3 8.6 8.1 1.4 1.7 0.8 8.5 7.3
Gisborne Region 5.1 6.8 3.3 1.2 6.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.5 5.9
Hawke's Bay Region 5.1 6.6 3.6 3.2 8.5 3.5 0.0 3.6 1.1 8.4 7.4
Taranaki Region 3.5 4.8 2.1 2.0 7.6 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.9 5.3 5.4
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 6.2 10.0 2.2 4.7 9.7 5.4 0.0 2.6 2.3 9.1 8.9
Wellington Region 2.6 3.7 1.5 1.7 5.6 3.9 0.7 1.3 0.7 3.4 5.2
West Coast Region 5.1 7.7 2.3 4.3 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 6.0 10.9
Canterbury Region 3.5 5.6 1.4 3.2 7.3 3.7 0.0 2.2 1.8 4.9 4.4
Otago Region 5.6 7.8 3.4 5.5 9.1 3.3 0.6 4.2 1.9 7.9 9.2
Southland Region 5.9 10.5 1.1 4.6 10.8 8.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 8.8 7.6
Tasman Region 2.6 3.2 2.0 1.4 10.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 4.1 3.9
Nelson Region 3.8 5.4 2.2 3.0 5.9 13.9 4.8 0.0 1.0 7.1 4.5
Marlborough Region 4.1 6.5 1.6 4.2 4.9 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 7.9 4.8
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand 4.2 6.2 2.0 3.0 8.2 4.7 0.6 2.0 1.0 6.3 6.5

Table 7: Age-standardised suspensions rates per 1,000 students, by TLA/Local board (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in, except for the Auckland supercity where Local Board has been used instead.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 suspensions and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  8. Age group rates are raw rates, rather than age standardised
Territorial Authority1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 8.0 10.3 5.5 3.8 9.6 4.9 0.0 34.7 0.2 14.5 11.4
Whangarei District 6.3 8.5 4.2 3.0 10.5 8.0 1.9 0.0 0.3 9.5 13.5
Kaipara District 3.5 4.8 2.1 1.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 9.8
Auckland:
  - Rodney 5.9 7.3 4.4 5.9 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 9.5 10.1
  - Hibiscus and Bays 3.6 6.4 0.7 3.8 6.3 0.0 1.8 1.5 0.4 6.0 4.4
  - Upper Harbour 1.6 2.6 0.7 1.9 2.8 0.0 0.7 1.3 1.3 2.0 2.3
  - Kaipatiki 3.5 5.4 1.2 3.9 8.4 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.0 6.0 1.5
  - Devonport-Takapuna 0.7 1.4 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.0 0.4 1.3 0.2 0.9 1.6
  - Henderson-Massey 4.4 7.4 1.2 5.0 7.6 3.2 0.3 4.7 0.4 7.1 7.7
  - Waitakere Ranges 1.3 2.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.4 0.0
  - Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 n
  - Waiheke 10.8 20.7 0.0 10.1 18.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 13.0 27.0
  - Waitemata 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.8 2.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 2.2
  - Whau 2.3 3.8 0.6 1.5 6.4 3.0 0.3 0.0 0.4 4.1 3.1
  - Albert-Eden 1.4 2.7 0.1 1.7 3.9 1.6 0.0 1.3 0.2 0.9 4.4
  - Puketapapa 4.0 6.7 1.0 5.1 10.8 6.1 1.1 3.5 0.5 7.1 5.8
  - Orakei 1.8 2.8 0.7 1.1 4.2 2.9 1.4 5.2 0.2 1.4 5.8
  - Maungakiekie-Tamaki 7.0 10.3 3.6 4.1 7.2 9.3 1.6 5.6 0.5 10.4 13.8
  - Howick 2.6 4.2 0.8 3.4 5.9 3.8 0.7 2.3 0.0 3.5 5.8
  - Mangere-Otahuhu 6.1 11.8 1.7 6.3 7.1 6.9 0.7 0.0 0.1 8.9 12.9
  - Otara-Papatoetoe 5.2 7.3 2.7 11.4 8.5 5.6 0.0 14.0 0.6 7.1 11.3
  - Manurewa 4.3 6.9 1.6 4.9 7.2 3.2 0.0 0.0 1.4 5.5 7.6
  - Papakura 7.3 9.1 5.3 2.5 13.3 7.4 1.1 0.0 1.8 14.4 3.4
  - Franklin 3.7 4.2 3.1 1.7 7.3 9.4 0.0 0.0 0.7 5.2 6.6
Thames-Coromandel District 6.1 9.2 3.1 3.5 11.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 15.7
Hauraki District 7.7 11.7 3.3 5.7 12.0 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.8 8.5
Waikato District 5.6 8.2 2.8 3.5 7.3 0.0 19.0 0.0 0.5 8.3 9.0
Matamata-Piako District 3.8 5.5 2.1 1.4 9.2 21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 5.7
Hamilton City 4.2 6.3 2.0 1.6 10.0 3.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 6.6 7.0
Waipa District 3.5 6.2 0.7 1.9 9.5 0.0 3.6 0.0 0.7 6.5 2.6
Otorohanga District 7.9 12.6 3.2 5.2 9.5 37.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.4 14.1
South Waikato District 10.3 15.2 5.1 7.4 12.6 10.5 0.0 0.0 2.6 19.2 8.3
Waitomo District 7.9 13.5 1.4 2.1 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 13.1 4.3
Taupo District 6.6 11.9 1.0 4.9 8.9 17.7 0.0 0.0 4.6 7.4 9.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 8.2 13.3 3.1 4.8 12.4 32.9 3.1 0.0 1.3 8.7 21.7
Tauranga District 3.2 4.2 2.2 1.8 7.0 4.4 0.6 2.2 0.4 5.6 4.7
Rotorua District 6.4 6.0 6.8 2.4 9.7 0.0 1.3 5.2 1.2 12.6 5.6
Whakatane District 4.4 6.8 1.7 2.4 5.5 0.0 6.4 0.0 1.4 5.7 8.3
Kawerau District 19.6 35.2 1.9 18.7 20.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 35.4 30.3
Opotiki District 9.0 14.0 4.1 0.0 9.6 38.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.5 15.6
Gisborne District 5.1 6.8 3.3 1.2 6.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.5 5.9
Wairoa District 19.8 24.4 15.8 7.6 21.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 25.3 50.5
Hastings District 3.7 5.2 2.2 1.7 7.4 2.0 0.0 6.9 1.5 5.4 5.3
Napier City 5.6 6.9 4.4 5.1 7.4 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.4 10.9 6.9
Central Hawke's Bay District 2.9 4.4 1.1 1.0 3.3 77.2 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.6 2.8
New Plymouth District 2.7 3.6 1.9 1.9 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 4.6 3.3
Stratford District 3.3 5.9 1.0 2.1 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.1 2.4
South Taranaki District 6.4 8.6 3.8 1.9 11.9 40.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 7.3 16.3
Ruapehu District 11.1 19.8 2.3 5.3 13.6 54.8 0.0 0.0 2.0 16.2 18.4
Whanganui District 6.4 11.8 1.4 5.2 8.8 4.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 10.1 6.9
Rangitikei District 9.5 17.4 3.5 5.3 13.9 17.0 0.0 84.6 1.0 15.8 12.4
Manawatu District 4.5 8.0 0.5 2.7 8.2 13.8 0.0 0.0 2.1 5.3 8.4
Palmerston North City 5.0 7.3 2.5 4.8 8.1 2.5 0.0 1.8 1.7 8.2 6.9
Tararua District 9.9 13.4 6.2 4.0 17.7 57.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 11.7 17.5
Horowhenua District 5.9 10.8 1.3 5.7 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 6.5 12.5
Kapiti Coast District 3.5 5.2 1.8 2.9 6.0 0.0 0.0 4.9 1.2 4.3 7.1
Porirua City 6.8 9.7 3.9 2.6 11.8 6.6 0.0 0.0 2.9 9.6 5.5
Upper Hutt City 2.4 2.8 1.7 1.7 4.7 1.9 3.5 0.0 0.0 3.3 5.6
Lower Hutt City 2.7 3.2 2.4 1.6 3.9 5.8 1.1 2.3 0.1 2.5 8.6
Wellington City 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2 1.0 1.2
Masterton District 5.5 9.4 1.9 3.5 10.3 13.1 0.0 0.0 1.2 6.1 13.6
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 6.1 8.5 3.3 4.7 10.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.7 7.6
Tasman District 2.6 3.2 2.0 1.4 10.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 4.1 3.9
Nelson City 3.8 5.4 2.2 3.0 5.9 13.9 4.8 0.0 1.0 7.1 4.5
Marlborough District 4.1 6.5 1.6 4.2 4.9 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 7.9 4.8
Kaikoura District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Buller District 4.4 5.9 2.9 2.9 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 15.7
Grey District 5.9 9.4 2.1 5.1 11.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 9.2 4.9
Westland District 4.2 6.5 2.0 4.9 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 18.3
Hurunui District 4.8 9.5 0.0 4.4 4.2 42.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.0
Waimakariri District 2.6 4.6 0.7 2.5 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 2.4 5.1
Christchurch City 3.8 6.0 1.5 3.5 8.4 2.8 0.0 2.3 2.7 5.1 3.9
Selwyn District 2.6 4.1 0.9 2.8 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 7.0
Ashburton District 3.1 4.0 2.2 2.1 6.5 10.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.7
Timaru District 3.8 5.6 2.0 2.9 9.0 4.9 0.0 7.9 0.4 8.0 4.0
McKenzie District 5.2 9.0 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 8.6 0.0
Waimate District 2.9 3.1 2.8 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 9.3
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 6.6 12.7 0.5 6.3 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 8.4 5.9
Central Otago District 2.4 3.4 1.4 2.2 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 1.6
Queenstown-Lakes District 1.7 3.4 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.6 4.3
Dunedin City 5.4 6.5 4.2 5.2 9.0 5.1 1.1 2.2 1.9 7.0 10.0
Clutha District 15.6 20.6 10.0 15.8 16.6 0.0 0.0 40.6 0.9 26.5 23.5
Southland District 8.1 14.2 1.1 4.2 22.9 52.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.3 17.1
Gore District 5.8 9.6 1.8 5.2 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 14.7 0.0
Invercargill City 5.1 9.2 1.0 4.6 7.2 4.9 0.0 0.0 3.9 6.1 6.2
New Zealand 4.2 6.2 2.0 3.0 8.2 4.7 0.6 2.0 1.0 6.3 6.5

Table 8: Percentage of suspensions, by behaviour (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 23.8 4.7 8.3 30.4 15.7 1.3 2.5 5.8 7.5
2001 23.5 5.1 8.2 32.4 14.3 1.2 3.1 5.1 7.1
2002 24.9 4.3 7.4 29.8 15.4 1.1 2.9 5.7 8.4
2003 23.6 4.5 9.3 26.8 14.7 0.8 3.8 6.8 9.7
2004 25.5 4.0 7.9 25.7 17.8 1.2 3.3 5.8 8.8
2005 25.8 3.3 7.4 25.7 18.4 0.8 3.8 5.5 9.4
2006 27.2 5.0 8.7 20.1 18.4 1.3 4.3 5.1 9.9
2007 27.4 4.5 7.4 20.1 19.0 0.8 4.9 5.1 10.9
2008 29.6 3.6 7.4 18.6 19.6 0.8 5.0 4.9 10.5
2009 30.2 3.0 7.2 22.6 17.0 1.2 4.0 4.8 10.0
2010 23.9 3.4 7.3 26.7 17.3 1.1 4.4 4.7 11.3
2011 25.7 2.1 7.7 22.6 18.9 1.4 4.5 5.3 11.9
2012 24.9 2.4 7.6 23.7 17.6 1.2 4.9 5.1 12.6
2013 25.3 2.9 6.1 25.7 17.5 1.3 4.1 4.9 12.1
2014 26.0 2.2 5.5 23.7 15.1 1.6 5.9 5.3 14.5
2015 24.0 2.7 7.0 20.8 17.1 1.5 5.7 4.8 16.5
2016 23.6 2.2 5.8 19.0 19.5 1.2 5.4 5.4 17.9
2017 23.5 3.1 5.3 18.2 22.0 1.4 6.4 4.1 16.0

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of suspensions, by behaviour (2000-2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour Total
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 1.8 0.3 0.6 2.3 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 7.4
2001 1.6 0.4 0.6 2.2 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 6.9
2002 1.7 0.3 0.5 2.0 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 6.9
2003 1.6 0.3 0.6 1.8 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 6.6
2004 1.6 0.3 0.5 1.6 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 6.3
2005 1.8 0.2 0.5 1.7 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 6.8
2006 1.8 0.3 0.6 1.3 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.7 6.6
2007 1.7 0.3 0.5 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 6.2
2008 1.7 0.2 0.4 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.6 5.8
2009 1.9 0.2 0.5 1.4 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 6.3
2010 1.3 0.2 0.4 1.5 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 5.6
2011 1.3 0.1 0.4 1.1 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 5.0
2012 1.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 4.5
2013 1.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 4.2
2014 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 3.6
2015 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 3.5
2016 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.6 3.6
2017 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 4.2

Table 10: Percentage of suspensions for each behaviour by gender (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Male Female
Continual Disobedience 24.3 21.0 23.5
Smoking or Alcohol 1.8 7.3 3.1
Theft Vandalism or Arson 5.1 6.0 5.3
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 16.7 23.0 18.2
Physical Assault on Other Students 21.5 23.7 22.0
Verbal Assault on Other Students 1.3 1.6 1.4
Physical Assault on Staff 7.5 2.8 6.4
Verbal Assault on Staff 4.3 3.5 4.1
Other 17.5 11.2 16.0
Total100.0100.0100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised suspension rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  5. Chatham Islands County.
Region Council1 Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Northland 15.4 13.7 11.6 11.2 11.2 10.9 9.6 8.1 8.5 8.8 8.8 8.5 8.3 6.8 6.8 7.4 6.5 6.7
Auckland 5.8 5.7 5.8 6.0 5.4 5.9 5.8 5.5 4.9 5.5 4.7 4.2 3.3 3.1 2.7 3.2 2.9 3.4
Waikato 8.8 8.6 8.8 7.5 7.7 8.4 7.8 7.0 7.4 8.1 6.9 7.1 6.2 6.6 5.1 4.5 4.4 5.2
Bay of Plenty 10.9 10.5 10.7 8.4 7.8 9.5 7.6 6.6 5.1 7.6 6.2 5.8 6.4 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.2 5.0
Gisborne 10.0 4.7 7.6 5.5 4.8 9.7 10.0 10.2 7.4 6.4 3.6 4.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.2 5.1
Hawke's Bay 8.4 6.8 5.2 6.9 5.3 7.0 5.9 6.4 7.1 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.1 5.7 4.3 3.2 4.8 5.1
Taranaki 4.2 3.9 5.4 5.0 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.8 4.9 8.2 5.7 4.4 4.1 4.9 3.8 3.6 3.5
Manawatu-Wanganui 8.6 9.0 8.9 7.6 8.7 7.4 10.3 10.2 9.5 9.5 9.2 7.7 7.6 6.0 5.2 4.9 6.5 6.2
Wellington 7.0 6.1 5.7 5.8 6.2 6.0 6.1 5.1 5.3 5.8 4.2 3.8 2.4 3.2 2.5 1.9 2.3 2.6
West Coast 18.1 17.0 13.3 10.2 5.3 5.8 10.3 6.1 8.7 9.9 5.1 4.0 5.2 4.2 2.2 1.8 3.2 5.1
Canterbury 6.2 5.6 5.5 6.3 6.1 6.6 5.4 5.6 5.2 5.0 5.0 3.4 4.5 3.9 2.8 2.5 2.7 3.5
Otago 4.7 4.2 4.8 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.6 3.9 3.7 5.5 4.3 3.7 3.2 2.9 3.4 2.7 4.1 5.6
Southland 5.5 5.2 7.0 5.4 4.5 5.6 6.6 8.5 7.8 8.4 8.4 5.7 5.6 4.1 3.9 5.4 5.3 5.9
Tasman 8.3 6.8 7.9 7.0 9.1 4.9 7.5 6.0 5.7 5.3 3.2 2.6 2.0 2.2 2.7 3.3 2.2 2.6
Nelson 3.2 1.9 2.7 3.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.9 4.3 3.9 6.1 2.8 4.7 4.5 3.8 3.8 3.8
Marlborough 8.5 8.7 10.1 11.9 7.2 8.5 7.5 7.9 6.9 8.1 6.9 7.8 8.5 5.8 5.4 3.8 3.1 4.1
Chatham Islands5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.4 0.0
New Zealand Total 7.4 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.3 6.8 6.6 6.2 5.8 6.3 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.2 3.6 3.5 3.6 4.2
Index of Tables

Table 1: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Exclusions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
European Male 349 2.1

Female 37 0.2
Māori Male 370 4.4

Female 139 1.7
Pacific Male 100 3.0

Female 27 0.8
Asian Male 9 0.2

Female 2 0.1
Other Male 11 1.3

Female 0 0.0
Total Male 839 2.5
Female 205 0.6

Table 2: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 1.6 5.9 3.2 0.6 1.3 2.5
2001 1.3 4.9 3.0 0.3 1.5 2.1
2002 1.5 5.2 3.7 0.2 0.8 2.3
2003 1.4 5.2 3.2 0.5 1.2 2.3
2004 1.3 4.8 3.5 0.3 3.3 2.2
2005 1.4 5.4 3.6 0.3 4.4 2.4
2006 1.2 5.3 3.8 0.3 3.8 2.4
2007 1.2 4.7 3.3 0.4 6.0 2.2
2008 1.3 4.3 2.7 0.3 4.2 2.1
2009 1.3 5.0 3.1 0.3 4.4 2.3
2010 1.3 4.5 2.7 0.3 2.7 2.2
2011 1.3 4.3 2.1 0.1 2.4 2.0
2012 1.1 3.9 1.8 0.2 1.5 1.7
2013 1.1 3.4 1.6 0.3 1.0 1.7
2014 0.9 3.0 1.6 0.1 1.6 1.4
2015 0.9 2.8 1.6 0.3 1.0 1.4
2016 0.9 3.0 1.6 0.1 0.9 1.4
2017 1.2 3.1 1.9 0.2 0.7 1.6

Table 3: Number of exclusions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 629 740 147 20 9 1,545
2001 521 630 144 10 11 1,316
2002 589 696 189 10 7 1,491
2003 569 729 177 22 12 1,509
2004 505 711 198 14 36 1,464
2005 549 809 214 16 53 1,641
2006 485 796 230 15 47 1,573
2007 465 706 201 20 77 1,469
2008 478 656 172 16 58 1,380
2009 469 761 196 19 64 1,509
2010 482 701 178 19 39 1,419
2011 465 669 137 7 34 1,312
2012 364 598 120 12 22 1,116
2013 391 536 104 20 14 1,065
2014 313 467 105 7 23 915
2015 299 445 106 20 15 885
2016 299 485 107 8 14 913
2017 386 509 127 11 11 1,044

Table 4: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  4. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  5. 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.
  6. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian
1 (Low SES) 5.7 4.0 2.2 0.0 3.3
2 2.2 3.2 2.4 0.3 2.3
3 1.2 3.8 2.3 0.3 1.8
4 0.7 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.8
5 (High SES) 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.6

Table 5: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 exclusions and/or students.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Education Region areas including those with less than 5 students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Tai Tokerau 2.6 3.7 1.4 1.3 3.7 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 4.1 8.8
Auckland 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.1 3.0 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.3 2.0 4.9
Waikato 2.0 3.1 0.9 1.0 3.9 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.4 4.3
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 1.7 2.7 0.7 0.9 2.7 3.9 0.4 1.9 0.4 2.5 5.4
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 2.4 4.2 0.6 1.8 4.1 2.1 0.0 0.0 1.1 3.2 6.7
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 1.8 2.2 1.4 1.0 2.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.3 2.1
Wellington 0.7 1.2 0.2 0.5 1.4 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.8 3.1
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 1.5 2.2 0.7 1.0 3.8 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.2 3.9
Canterbury 1.4 2.4 0.3 1.3 2.5 1.5 0.0 2.0 0.7 1.8 3.5
Otago/Southland 2.2 3.5 0.9 1.9 4.7 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.7 3.2 6.4
New Zealand 1.6 2.5 0.6 1.2 3.1 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.3 4.7

Table 6: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 exclusions and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  7. 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.
  8. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
  9. n = no students in the denominator for this category
Region Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group8
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Northland Region 2.6 3.7 1.4 1.3 3.7 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 4.1 8.8
Auckland 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.1 3.0 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.3 2.0 4.9
Waikato Region 2.0 3.1 0.9 1.1 3.7 3.1 0.0 0.7 0.5 3.2 4.3
Bay of Plenty Region 1.6 2.3 0.8 0.7 2.6 4.2 0.4 1.0 0.3 2.3 5.2
Gisborne Region 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.0 1.4 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0
Hawke's Bay Region 2.0 2.4 1.6 1.2 3.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.6 2.7
Taranaki Region 1.5 2.5 0.5 1.1 2.6 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.9 4.1
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 3.0 5.4 0.6 2.3 4.8 2.1 0.0 0.0 1.2 3.8 9.5
Wellington Region 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.2 1.0 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.7 2.3
West Coast Region 1.3 2.6 0.0 1.4 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2 6.3
Canterbury Region 1.4 2.4 0.3 1.3 2.4 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.7 1.7 3.5
Otago Region 2.0 2.9 1.0 1.8 4.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.9 6.2
Southland Region 2.7 4.6 0.7 2.0 5.1 4.9 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.8 6.8
Tasman Region 1.1 1.7 0.6 0.3 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.9 1.9
Nelson Region 2.1 3.1 1.0 1.4 5.2 5.4 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.2 4.1
Marlborough Region 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.7
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 n
New Zealand  1.6 2.5 0.6 1.2 3.1 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.3 4.7

Table 7: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority/Local Board (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in. For the Auckland supercity this is further broken up into wards.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
  7. Age group is a raw per 1000 rate, not an age standardised rate.
  8. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
Territorial Authority/Local Board1 Total Gender Ethnic Group Age Group7
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Maori Pacific Asian Other 5 to 9 10 to 14 15+
Far North District 1.9 3.0 0.8 1.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 6.5
Whangarei District 3.4 4.7 2.1 1.7 5.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 5.3 12.2
Kaipara District 0.8 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0
Auckland:
  -  Rodney 1.1 1.8 0.3 0.9 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.9 0.0
  -  Hibiscus and Bays 1.5 2.6 0.3 1.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.3 2.5 1.1
  -  Upper Harbour 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.4 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.8 1.1 3.0
  -  Kaipatiki 1.6 2.4 0.7 2.0 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 3.2 0.0
  -  Devonport-Takapuna 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.7 1.5
  -  Henderson-Massey 1.5 2.6 0.4 2.0 3.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.6 4.0
  -  Waitakere Ranges 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.0
  -  Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n 0.0 0.0 n
  -  Waiheke 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Waitemata 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2
  -  Whau 1.5 2.3 0.5 0.9 5.1 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.2 2.2 5.7
  -  Albert-Eden 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.6
  -  Puketapapa 1.9 3.5 0.0 3.3 3.8 2.1 0.8 2.0 0.0 3.3 6.2
  -  Orakei 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 1.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3
  -  Maungakiekie-Tamaki 3.1 5.3 0.8 2.3 2.2 4.2 0.9 6.4 0.2 3.7 16.7
  -  Howick 0.8 1.2 0.4 1.0 2.8 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.1 4.2
  -  Mangere-Otahuhu 3.0 5.4 1.0 6.7 3.7 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 15.8
  -  Otara-Papatoetoe 2.6 3.4 1.5 0.0 4.7 2.6 0.0 8.1 0.3 3.3 11.9
  -  Manurewa 1.9 2.7 0.9 3.4 3.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 5.1
  -  Papakura 3.2 4.5 1.8 1.0 6.2 2.9 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.5 3.9
  -  Franklin 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.0 4.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.3 6.7
Thames-Coromandel District 2.7 4.9 0.6 1.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 7.5
Hauraki District 1.8 2.8 0.6 1.9 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 3.2
Waikato District 1.2 1.6 0.8 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.8 2.6
Matamata-Piako District 1.2 2.1 0.4 0.3 2.9 12.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 5.3
Hamilton City 1.7 2.4 0.9 0.6 3.9 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.7 3.9
Waipa District 2.1 3.6 0.5 1.4 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.1 5.2
Otorohanga District 1.8 1.7 1.8 0.0 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.0
South Waikato District 4.5 6.0 2.9 3.7 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 9.0 3.6
Waitomo District 3.6 5.4 1.6 2.4 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.8 0.0
Taupo District 2.4 4.3 0.4 1.9 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 3.3 5.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 2.4 3.1 1.7 1.1 4.1 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.8 12.0
Tauranga City 1.3 1.8 0.8 0.7 2.4 5.1 0.7 1.3 0.1 2.0 4.8
Rotorua District 1.8 3.2 0.3 1.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 6.1 0.7 3.0 2.1
Whakatane District 1.7 2.4 1.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.1 5.3
Kawerau District 5.9 11.1 0.0 6.9 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 34.5
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne District 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.0 1.4 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0
Wairoa District 3.4 1.8 4.8 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 3.6 22.7
Hastings District 1.9 3.3 0.5 1.0 3.5 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.8 3.0 2.7
Napier City 2.2 1.6 2.7 1.3 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.8 1.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0
New Plymouth District 1.3 2.1 0.5 1.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.8 2.9
Stratford District 1.9 4.0 0.0 1.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.0 0.0
South Taranaki District 2.0 3.2 0.6 0.0 4.2 23.9 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.8 12.1
Ruapehu District 5.2 9.0 1.3 2.0 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 6.8 19.4
Wanganui District 4.6 8.8 0.8 2.4 7.9 5.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 7.3 8.6
Rangitikei District 2.3 5.2 0.0 2.1 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.4 7.6
Manawatu District 2.1 3.9 0.0 1.2 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.8 9.9
Palmerston North City 2.7 4.3 0.9 2.9 3.9 1.4 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.5 8.1
Tararua District 2.1 4.2 0.0 0.8 3.3 32.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 17.2
Horowhenua District 2.2 4.6 0.0 2.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.2 9.6
Kapiti Coast District 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.4 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.3 3.3
Porirua City 1.1 1.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.6 0.0
Upper Hutt City 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.4 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 6.4
Lower Hutt City 0.8 1.2 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.7 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.8 5.3
Wellington City 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4
Masterton District 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.9 0.0
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 2.6 4.8 0.0 1.3 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 0.0
Tasman District 1.1 1.7 0.6 0.3 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.9 1.9
Nelson City 2.1 3.1 1.0 1.4 5.2 5.4 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.2 4.1
Marlborough District 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.7
Kaikoura District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Buller District 0.8 1.7 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0
Grey District 1.1 2.1 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.3 0.0
Westland District 2.3 4.8 0.0 1.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.7
Hurunui District 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0
Waimakariri District 1.0 1.8 0.3 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.6 3.0
Christchurch City 1.7 2.9 0.4 1.7 3.0 0.8 0.0 2.7 1.0 2.1 3.8
Selwyn District 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.3
Ashburton District 1.0 1.4 0.5 1.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.3
Timaru District 1.1 2.3 0.0 0.6 3.8 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.7 3.1
Mackenzie District 2.0 3.4 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 1.7 3.3 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n 0.0 0.0 n
Waitaki District 1.8 3.6 0.0 1.2 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 1.4 0.0
Central Otago District 0.8 0.0 1.6 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 0.7 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 3.5
Dunedin City 2.3 3.1 1.4 2.2 4.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.1 9.2
Clutha District 3.8 6.3 0.9 3.4 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 5.0
Southland District 3.7 6.4 0.6 1.2 12.6 29.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5 15.3
Gore District 3.6 5.0 2.1 3.3 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.6 0.0
Invercargill City 2.1 3.8 0.4 2.0 2.6 2.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.0 5.4
New Zealand 1.6 2.5 0.6 1.2 3.1 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.3 4.7

Table 8: Percentage of exclusions, by behaviour (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 32.4 2.4 7.6 24.0 17.0 1.4 2.7 5.5 7.1
2001 33.1 1.8 7.9 24.4 16.4 0.9 3.8 4.8 6.9
2002 33.1 1.9 6.8 21.1 16.5 0.9 4.0 7.2 8.6
2003 32.7 2.0 9.1 21.1 14.4 0.7 4.9 5.8 9.3
2004 34.6 1.8 7.0 17.8 19.5 0.9 4.2 5.9 8.3
2005 35.5 1.5 6.2 18.8 17.7 1.2 5.3 4.8 9.0
2006 38.7 1.6 8.0 13.7 17.4 1.0 5.4 5.8 8.5
2007 36.8 1.9 7.7 14.0 18.2 0.9 5.5 4.2 10.8
2008 40.1 1.3 6.6 12.3 19.2 0.8 6.2 4.6 8.9
2009 41.2 1.5 6.6 14.1 17.2 1.2 4.4 5.1 8.6
2010 30.7 1.3 7.9 20.5 15.9 0.6 6.3 5.8 11.1
2011 33.2 1.1 8.8 15.3 17.4 1.4 5.0 6.2 11.7
2012 33.6 0.9 7.6 17.4 16.7 0.9 6.7 4.7 11.5
2013 34.7 0.9 5.9 17.3 16.8 1.4 4.9 4.9 13.1
2014 36.4 0.5 3.8 16.0 15.7 1.0 7.0 5.1 14.4
2015 33.9 1.0 5.5 13.9 17.4 1.8 7.0 5.8 13.7
2016 29.5 1.3 5.4 11.3 18.8 2.0 6.9 6.9 18.0
2017 32.7 0.8 4.4 11.4 19.9 1.1 8.0 3.9 17.9

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of exclusions, by behaviour (2000-2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour Total
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.5
2001 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.1
2002 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.3
2003 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.3
2004 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.2
2005 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.4
2006 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.4
2007 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.2
2008 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.1
2009 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.3
2010 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.2
2011 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.0
2012 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.7
2013 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.7
2014 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.4
2015 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.4
2016 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.4
2017 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.6

Table 10: Percentage of exclusions for each behaviour, by gender (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Male Female
Continual Disobedience 32.2 34.6 32.7
Smoking or Alcohol 0.7 1.0 0.8
Theft Vandalism or Arson 3.8 6.8 4.4
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 10.5 15.1 11.4
Physical Assault on Other Students 19.0 23.9 19.9
Verbal Assault on Other Students 1.0 1.5 1.1
Physical Assault on Staff 9.1 3.4 8.0
Verbal Assault on Staff 4.1 3.4 3.9
Other 19.8 10.2 17.9
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised exclusion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  5. Chatham Islands County
Region Council1 Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Northland 3.7 2.7 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.7 2.5 2.9 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.6
Auckland 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.4
Waikato 3.2 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.6 2.0
Bay of Plenty 2.3 2.0 2.9 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.3 1.8 1.3 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.6
Gisborne 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.6 1.1 1.8 1.5 2.7 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.1
Hawke's Bay 3.2 2.5 2.8 3.2 2.1 3.2 2.6 3.3 3.3 2.0 2.2 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.1 1.7 2.1 2.0
Taranaki 1.8 1.5 2.4 1.6 1.6 2.3 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.2 1.9 2.2 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.3 1.5
Manawatu-Wanganui 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.2 3.5 3.9 4.2 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.2 3.0 3.0
Wellington 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.3 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6
West Coast 3.4 3.7 2.7 2.8 2.2 1.6 4.0 1.2 0.8 2.4 1.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.3
Canterbury 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 2.2 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.4
Otago 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 2.1 2.3 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 2.0
Southland 2.4 2.0 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.4 1.9 2.7
Tasman 3.4 1.7 2.3 2.0 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.6 1.8 0.9 2.1 1.0 1.1
Nelson 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.1 3.2 1.5 1.7 2.1 1.6 2.4 3.3 2.0 2.4 2.6 1.0 1.4 2.1
Marlborough 1.8 1.8 1.3 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.3 1.4 1.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 2.4 0.9 1.8 0.7 1.2
Chatham Islands5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6

Table 1: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by gender and ethnic group (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Ethnic Group Gender Expulsions
Cases AS rate per 1,000
European Male 46 1.7

Female 5 0.2
Māori Male 27 2.6

Female 19 1.7
Pacific Male 28 5.4

Female 2 0.4
Asian Male 6 0.9

Female 1 0.2
Other Male 6 4.4

Female 0 0.0
Total Male 113 2.2
Female 27 0.5

Table 2: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā 
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 1.8 5.3 4.4 1.2 2.4 2.4
2001 1.2 4.4 4.3 1.0 3.6 2.0
2002 1.1 2.9 7.6 2.0 1.3 2.0
2003 1.1 4.2 4.7 2.2 3.4 2.0
2004 0.8 3.0 4.4 1.3 3.7 1.6
2005 1.0 3.3 5.1 1.1 4.3 1.8
2006 1.0 2.4 6.5 0.7 4.0 1.7
2007 1.2 3.7 3.7 1.0 4.2 1.9
2008 0.8 2.6 4.7 1.4 4.9 1.6
2009 1.3 2.6 4.1 1.1 7.9 2.0
2010 1.4 3.7 3.5 0.8 4.9 2.1
2011 0.9 2.8 3.4 1.4 3.7 1.7
2012 0.9 2.9 2.2 0.3 1.9 1.4
2013 1.0 2.4 2.5 0.3 3.5 1.4
2014 0.6 2.5 1.7 0.6 3.6 1.2
2015 0.9 2.8 3.1 1.2 2.4 1.6
2016 0.5 1.9 3.6 0.5 1.1 1.1
2017 1.0 2.1 2.8 0.5 2.2 1.4

Table 3: Number of expulsions, by ethnic group (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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. For a small number schools where 'Other' ethnic group has been pro-rated out amongst the other ethnic groups. When rounded to give the number of cases as an integer sometimes the sum of the ethnic groups do not add to give the total. For more information about the pro-rating process please see the Interpretation Issues section of the indicator definition.
Year Ethnicity Total
European
/Pākehā 
Māori Pacific Asian Other
2000 91 58 26 8 3 186
2001 62 47 26 7 5 147
2002 57 31 46 15 2 151
2003 55 47 30 19 6 157
2004 43 37 30 12 7 129
2005 51 42 38 10 9 150
2006 51 32 53 7 9 152
2007 66 53 32 10 10 171
2008 42 39 42 14 12 149
2009 74 42 39 12 20 187
2010 79 65 35 9 13 201
2011 52 51 34 16 10 163
2012 50 54 23 4 5 136
2013 53 46 26 3 9 137
2014 34 49 18 7 9 117
2015 46 57 32 15 6 156
2016 28 39 38 6 3 114
2017 51 46 30 7 6 140

Table 4: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by ethnic group and school quintile (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  4. 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.
  5. For this table ethnicities other than the four listed are included in the total, but not in the main breakdown.
Quintile Ethnic Group Total
European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian
1 (Low SES) 2.3 3.0 5.1 0.0 3.4
2 0.3 2.2 1.9 0.4 1.3
3 0.8 2.4 0.7 0.0 1.1
4 1.1 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.0
5 (High SES) 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.9 1.1

Table 5: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Education Area (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Education Area of the school each student was located in.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students.
  4. The New Zealand total includes students from all Education Region areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  5. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  6. 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.
Education Area1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
Tai Tokerau 5.0 5.5 4.4 0.7 9.0 0.0 0.0 26.0
Auckland 1.7 3.1 0.3 1.3 1.2 3.7 0.7 3.0
Waikato 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.2 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu 1.3 2.6 0.0 1.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 1.9 2.8 1.1 1.1 2.9 0.0 0.0 18.3
Wellington 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.0
Canterbury 1.0 1.8 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otago/Southland 1.4 2.3 0.6 0.9 4.0 4.4 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.0 2.1 2.8 0.5 2.2

Table 6: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  5. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  6. The New Zealand total includes students from all Regional Council areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  7. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
  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.
Regional Council1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
Northland Region 5.0 5.5 4.4 0.7 9.0 0.0 0.0 26.0
Auckland 1.8 3.1 0.3 1.3 1.3 3.7 0.7 3.0
Waikato Region 1.0 1.3 0.6 0.2 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bay of Plenty Region 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawke's Bay Region 2.4 3.6 1.4 1.3 4.3 0.0 0.0 22.3
Taranaki Region 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 1.5 3.0 0.0 2.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wellington Region 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.0 0.0
West Coast Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury Region 1.0 1.8 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otago Region 1.5 2.1 0.9 1.1 3.7 6.1 0.0 0.0
Southland Region 1.4 2.7 0.0 0.6 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tasman Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson Region 1.4 2.8 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 8.6 0.0
Marlborough Region 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands County 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n
New Zealand Total 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.0 2.1 2.8 0.5 2.2

Table 7: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Territorial Authority (2017)
Notes:
  1. The Territorial Authority area of the school each student was located in. For the Auckland supercity this is further broken up into wards.
  2. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  3. x = for this category there were less than 5 students in the denominator.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
  5. The New Zealand total includes students from all Territorial Authority areas including those with less than 5 expulsions and/or students.
  6. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of Māori, Pacific, Asian, other groups except European/Pākehā.
Territorial Authority1 Total Gender Ethnic Group
Male Female European
/Pākehā
Māori Pacific Asian Other
Far North District 3.7 4.5 2.9 2.3 3.5 0.0 0.0 158.2
Whangarei District 5.7 7.3 4.2 0.0 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kaipara District 6.3 0.0 12.0 0.0 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Auckland:
  -  Rodney 1.4 2.9 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Hibiscus and Bays 1.6 3.2 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 7.4 0.0
  -  Upper Harbour 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8
  -  Kaipatiki 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Devonport-Takapuna 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Henderson-Massey 2.8 5.7 0.0 0.0 2.1 6.9 0.0 19.9
  -  Waitakere Ranges 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Great Barrier 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n
  -  Waiheke 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Waitemata 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Whau 0.5 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0
  -  Albert-Eden 1.9 3.1 0.7 3.7 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Puketapapa 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Orakei 3.7 7.0 0.0 3.9 7.4 0.0 4.1 0.0
  -  Maungakiekie-Tamaki 4.4 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3 4.9 0.0
  -  Howick 2.2 3.9 0.5 2.3 0.0 4.9 1.7 5.7
  -  Mangere-Otahuhu 2.4 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.0
  -  Otara-Papatoetoe 3.8 5.0 2.2 0.0 3.3 5.7 0.0 0.0
  -  Manurewa 2.4 3.8 1.1 0.0 1.9 4.2 0.0 0.0
  -  Papakura 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -  Franklin 3.8 5.7 1.9 0.0 4.1 24.0 0.0 0.0
Thames-Coromandel District 2.3 4.7 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hauraki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waikato District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matamata-Piako District 1.5 0.0 2.8 0.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hamilton City 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waipa District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otorohanga District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Waikato District 4.5 9.4 0.0 0.0 8.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waitomo District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taupo District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Bay of Plenty District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tauranga City 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rotorua District 0.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Whakatane District 1.1 2.2 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kawerau District 8.9 18.4 0.0 0.0 10.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Opotiki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gisborne District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wairoa District 7.5 16.3 0.0 0.0 8.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hastings District 1.9 2.0 1.9 0.0 4.7 0.0 0.0 51.9
Napier City 2.4 4.1 1.1 3.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Central Hawke's Bay District 4.6 7.3 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Plymouth District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Stratford District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Taranaki District 2.3 4.6 0.0 0.0 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ruapehu District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wanganui District 2.6 5.3 0.0 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rangitikei District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manawatu District 1.8 3.5 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Palmerston North City 1.7 3.3 0.0 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tararua District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Horowhenua District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kapiti Coast District 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Porirua City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Upper Hutt City 0.8 1.2 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lower Hutt City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wellington City 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Masterton District 2.2 2.4 2.1 0.0 4.4 28.4 0.0 0.0
Carterton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
South Wairarapa District 11.8 0.0 24.6 9.9 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tasman District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson City 1.4 2.8 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 8.6 0.0
Marlborough District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kaikoura District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Buller District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Westland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hurunui District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimakariri District 0.9 0.0 1.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Christchurch City 1.2 2.4 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Selwyn District 1.0 2.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashburton District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Timaru District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mackenzie District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waimate District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands Territory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n n
Waitaki District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Central Otago District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Queenstown-Lakes District 1.6 3.2 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dunedin City 1.8 2.8 0.7 0.9 6.3 9.0 0.0 0.0
Clutha District 2.5 0.0 5.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Southland District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gore District 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Invercargill City 2.0 4.1 0.0 1.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.0 2.1 2.8 0.5 2.2

Table 8: Percentage of expulsions, by behaviour (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other
2000 23.1 3.8 11.8 31.2 9.1 1.1 3.2 7.0 9.7
2001 25.2 6.8 7.5 24.5 15.6 2.0 3.4 6.1 8.8
2002 23.8 6.6 9.3 28.5 17.9 0.7 2.0 2.6 8.6
2003 22.9 3.8 11.5 22.9 16.6 2.5 3.2 5.7 10.8
2004 22.5 5.4 7.8 25.6 22.5 0.8 1.6 3.1 10.9
2005 26.7 2.7 11.3 22.7 24.0 0.0 2.7 2.0 8.0
2006 25.0 5.9 13.2 11.8 19.1 1.3 3.3 1.3 19.1
2007 23.4 4.7 10.5 17.0 19.9 1.8 7.0 4.7 11.1
2008 22.8 1.3 10.1 19.5 25.5 0.7 6.7 4.7 8.7
2009 25.7 2.7 11.8 26.2 17.1 0.5 1.6 2.7 11.8
2010 22.4 1.5 8.5 34.3 12.9 0.5 2.5 5.0 12.4
2011 22.1 1.8 11.0 25.8 23.3 0.6 2.5 1.8 11.0
2012 25.0 1.5 8.1 25.7 16.2 1.5 7.4 1.5 13.2
2013 22.6 2.9 2.9 34.3 19.7 0.0 2.9 3.6 10.9
2014 20.5 1.7 6.0 27.4 15.4 0.0 6.0 6.8 16.2
2015 16.7 3.2 6.4 32.7 13.5 0.0 3.2 1.3 23.1
2016 19.3 3.5 6.1 14.0 22.8 0.0 5.3 4.4 24.6
2017 25.7 4.3 5.0 20.0 21.4 2.1 0.7 3.6 17.1

Table 9: Age-standardised rate per 1,000 students of expulsions, by behaviour (2001-2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Year Behaviour
Continual
Disobedience
Smoking
or
Alcohol
Theft
Vandalism
or Arson
Drugs
(Including
Substance
Abuse)
Physical
Assault
on Other
Students
Verbal
Assault
on Other
Students
Physical
Assault
on Staff
Verbal
Assault
on Staff
Other Total
2000 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.4
2001 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.0
2002 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.0
2003 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.0
2004 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.6
2005 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.8
2006 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 1.7
2007 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.9
2008 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.6
2009 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.0
2010 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.1
2011 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.7
2012 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 1.4
2013 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.4
2014 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.2
2015 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 1.6
2016 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 1.1
2017 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.4

Table 10: Percentage of expulsions for each behaviour, by gender (2017)
Notes:
  1. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  2. "Other" category includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, weapons, and other harmful or dangerous behaviour.
Behaviour Type Gender Total
Male Female
Continual Disobedience 23.9 33.3 25.7
Drugs (Including Substance Abuse) 5.3 0.0 4.3
Physical Assault on Other Students 4.4 7.4 5.0
Physical Assault on Staff 20.4 18.5 20.0
Verbal Assault on Other Students 20.4 25.9 21.4
Verbal Assault on Staff 2.7 0.0 2.1
Smoking or Alcohol 0.9 0.0 0.7
Theft, Vandalism or Arson 3.5 3.7 3.6
Other 18.6 11.1 17.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 11: Age-standardised expulsion rates per 1,000 students, by Regional Council (2000 to 2017)
Notes:
  1. The Regional Council area of the school each student was located in.
  2. The Chatham Islands County is a separate county outside the standard Regional Council boundaries.
  3. International fee paying students, correspondence school students, adult students (age>19), and private students are excluded.
  4. n = no students in the denominator for this category.
Region Council1 Years
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Northland 5.0 3.9 1.5 2.5 2.1 2.8 2.3 3.6 0.7 2.5 3.3 2.4 4.4 3.3 4.7 2.6 3.1 5.0
Auckland 2.7 2.4 3.1 2.9 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.4 1.3 2.2 1.7 1.8
Waikato 3.8 2.1 1.7 2.2 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.6 1.8 2.0 2.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 1.4 1.0 1.0
Bay of Plenty 1.7 2.3 1.3 2.8 2.1 2.1 1.3 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.9 1.6 0.8 1.7 0.8 1.8 0.9 0.4
Gisborne 4.0 0.0 1.1 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.9 0.0
Hawkes Bay 3.6 3.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.8 2.1 0.5 3.4 2.0 2.0 1.2 2.5 0.5 4.0 1.9 2.4
Taranaki 2.5 0.8 1.3 0.9 0.4 2.4 0.4 1.6 0.8 0.4 4.8 1.5 0.8 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.4
Manawatu-Wanganui 1.9 2.5 2.9 2.4 1.1 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.9 1.2 2.0 2.5 3.2 2.4 1.9 1.5 0.9 1.5
Wellington 1.6 1.7 2.5 1.5 1.6 2.1 1.4 1.6 1.0 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.6
Tasman 0.0 6.8 0.0 0.0 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nelson 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.0
Marlborough 1.0 1.2 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.5
West Coast 1.4 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.9 1.4 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8 1.3 0.5 1.4
Canterbury 1.4 1.4 1.3 0.0 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.3 1.1 2.2 1.1 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otago 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.4 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.7 1.4 0.7 1.4
Southland 4.0 0.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.3 1.4 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chatham Islands2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n n 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Zealand Total 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.6 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.1 1.4