Teaching Staff

Information on Teaching Staff in schools from 2004-2017.

Information on State and State integrated school teachers is obtained from the Ministry of Education's teacher payroll data warehouse. The data reported on State and State Integrated teaching staff represents those employed at the beginning of April.

One-on-One Dimensional Tables for Teaching Staff

Selected Dimensions

Teaching staff that are reported here include principals, management, class room teachers, resource teachers, guidance counselors and therapists.

The size of the teaching force can be measured either as a head count or in terms of full time teacher equivalents (FTTE).

Teacher Headcount
(grouped by Designation & Gender)
Full Time Teacher Equivalent (FTTE)
(grouped by Designation & Gender)
Teacher Headcount
(grouped by Ethnicity & Gender)
Age Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Ethnic Group Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Decile Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Decile Group Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
School Type Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Tenure Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Regional Council Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Territorial Authority Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Education Region Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Local Office Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Urban/Rural Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Electorate Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Spreadsheet
Māori ElectorateSpreadsheetSpreadsheetSpreadsheet

Time Series for Teaching Staff

Trend Analysis

Trend Analysis File Type & Size
This spreadsheet provides time series of Head Count and FTTE in a single table for designation by gender.


Schooling File Type & Size
This spreadsheet provides time series of Teacher Head Count and FTTE in a single table for each state and state integrated schools.

Teaching Staff Data Dimension Notes

The Designation (e.g: Principal) and its Designation Descriptions (e.g. 2nd Principal) are listed in the Teaching Staff Dimenion Notes below:

Principal:        (Designation)
  • Principal
  • 2nd Principal.
Senior Management:        (Designation)
  • Deputy Principal
  • Associate Principal
  • Principal - 2nd Deputy
  • Assistant Principal
Middle Management:        (Designation)
  • Position of Responsibility - MU Holders
Teacher:    (Designation)
  • Teacher
  • Teacher - Hearing Impaired
  • Teacher - Intellectually Impaired
  • Teacher - Special Education Assistant
  • Teacher - Te Atakura
  • Teacher - Visually Impaired
  • Careers Advisor
Resource Teachers:        (Designation)
  • Resource Teacher Māori
  • Resource Teacher Literacy
  • Resource Teacher Visually Impaired
  • Resource Teacher Intellectually Impaired
  • Resource Teacher Learning Behaviour
  • Assistant Severe Disabilities
  • Resource Teacher Learning Support
Community Education:        (Designation)
  • Community Education Co-ordinator
  • Community Education Tutor
  • Community Education Assistant Co-ordinator
  • Community Education Liaison Assistant
Guidance:        (Designation)
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Guidance Counsellor Trainee
Therapists:        (Designation)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupation Therapist
  • Speech Language Therapist
Member Position:
The role the trustee has on the board, for example, chairperson, member, commissioner.
The gender of the teacher. Each of the tables above has gender as part of the data breakdown.
The age of the teacher, in five year age-groups, as at the beginning of April.
Ethnic Group:
The ethnic group the teacher belongs to e.g. Māori, Asian. The ethnic group data is presented at level 1 and prioritised.
Ethnicity Grouping and Ethnicity Designations:         (e.g: Ethnic Group = Pasifika   Ethnic Designation = Samoan)
  • Māori
  • Pasifika
    • Samoan
    • Cook Island Māori
    • Tongan
    • Niuen
    • Tokelauan
    • Fijian
    • Other Pasific Island
  • Asian
    • Chinese
    • Indian
    • Other Asian
  • European/Pakeha
    • NZ European/ European / Pakeha
  • Other
    • Other
  • Unknown/No Response
    • No Response
    • Unknown


The decile assigned to the school. Students from low socio-economic communities face more barriers to learning than students from high socio-economic communities. Schools that draw their roll from these low socio-economic communities are given greater funding to combat these barriers. The mechanism used to calculate and allocate this additional funding is most often known as school deciles.

Schools are assigned a socio-economic score based on five census derived socio-economic factors. The 10 percent of schools with the lowest scores are considered decile 1 schools, the next 10 percent of schools are considered decile 2 schools, etc. Decile 1 schools have the highest proportion of low SES students.

Decile Group:

The allocation of schools into one of three decile groups based on each schools individual decile score.  Groups are:

  • Low = decile 1-3 schools
  • Medium = decile 4-7 schools
  • High = decile 8-10 schools
School Type:

The type of the school, for example, primary school, composite school, secondary school.


The duration of the teachers' positions.  This includes whether the role is permanent or temporary and full-time or part-time.

Regional Council:

The regional council area the school of the teacher is located in.  Regional council boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.

Territorial Authority:

The territorial authority area the school of the teacher is located in.  Territorial authority boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.

Education Region:

The education region the school of the member is located in. These are ten administrative regions created by the Ministry of Education and aligned with the Ministry's ten regional offices.

Education Local Office:

The Ministry of Education local office region the school of the teacher is located in.  These are administrative regions created by the Ministry of Education and aligned with the Ministry's twelve local offices.


The area type of the school the teacher is located in: main urban, secondary urban, minor urban, rural.


Data is presented for 2004 through to 2017.

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