Attainment of 18-year-olds
This measure includes all New Zealand secondary students who attended a New Zealand school after their 15th birthday. The measure reports on the number of 18-year-olds who have attained a qualification at Level 2 or above by age 18, it includes attainment of NCEA Level 2 or higher and attainment of other Level 2 qualifications from tertiary institutions and attainment from alternative assessments such as Cambridge International Assessment, and International Baccalaureate.
This index page provides data on the number of 18-Year olds with a Level 2 Qualification or above from 2011 to 2018.
Cohort numbers are identified through the Ministry's ENROL database, and based on New Zealand Domestic Students who turned 18 within a calendar year. Attainment details are sourced from the Ministry of Education School Leaver dataset, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and Tertiary Single Data Returns (SDRs).
This spreadsheet allows you to create your tables by any combination of variables. It has the option of displaying number of 18-Year olds by Student Gender, Ethnicity, Leaving Age, the pathway through which they first attained a Level 2 Qualification or above, and by school type variables (such as decile or affiliation) and regional type variables.
Please note: use of this spreadsheet requires MS Excel version 2007 or later.
Time Series Data
This spreadsheet provides numbers and percentages of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 or above across time in a simple, easy to use format.
School Data Dimension Notes
The dimensions are: