Subject Enrolment

This index page provides links to data on language learning (other than English or Te Reo Māori) by students in New Zealand primary schools and subjects being studied by secondary school students.

Primary School Languages (Year 1 to 8)

As part of the July Roll returns the Ministry collects data on the numbers of students at primary year levels who receive language tuition (other than English or Te Reo Māori) at any time during the school year. If a language is taught on a rotational basis (e.g. term by term), schools are asked to estimate the total number of students in each category who will receive language instruction during the school year. 

Information is collected about the following languages:

  • Pacific Island Languages: Samoan, Cook Island Māori, Tongan, Niue, Fijian, Tokelauan, Other Pacific Is.
  • European Languages: French, German, Spanish, Russian
  • Asian Languages: Japanese, Chinese Languages, Indonesian
  • Others: Other Languages

Primary Languages Time Series: File Type & Size

Build Your Own Table: Interactive Pivot Table for Primary Languages

This spreadsheet allows you to create your tables by any combination of variables.  It has the option of displaying number of students by subject, year level, and student gender, by school, 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.

Primary Languages Interactive Pivot Table: File Type & Size

Secondary School Subjects (Year 9 and Above)

As part of the July Roll returns the Ministry collects data on subjects that students study any time during the school year. Students are counted if he or she studies a subject for more than 20 hours over the year. Currently enrolment numbers are collected for 92 different subjects which fall under the following eight learning areas:

  • Language and Languages / Nga Reo
  • Mathematics / Pangarau
  • Science / Putaio
  • Technology / Hangarau
  • Visual and Performing Arts / Nga Toi
  • Social Sciences / Tikanga-a-iwi
  • Health & Physical Education / Hauora
  • Other Subjects

Secondary Subjects Time Series: File Type & Size

Build Your Own Table: Interactive Pivot Table for Secondary Subject Enrolments

This spreadsheet allows you to create your tables by any combination of variables.  It has the option of displaying number of students by subject, year level, and student gender, by school, 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. 

Secondary Enrolments by Subject Interactive Pivot Table: File Type & Size

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