Chinese students enrolled in primary and secondary schools in New Zealand
Based on prioritised ethnicity, as at July 1998–2022
|Year as at 1 July||
Number of students
The ethnic group data is 'prioritised', which means that each student is only counted once. International fee-paying students are considered a separate ethnic group.
Limitations of the data
Schools can and do make amendments to their roll data outside of a collection period if they notice mistakes that affect their funding entitlements, often brought about by audit visits. These changes will not be reflected in the roll data that has been published.
Included school types are: Full Primary, Secondary, Intermediate, Composite, Restricted Composite, Correspondence School, Special School, Contributing, Teen Parent Unit.
Data provided by
School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2022
How to find the data
At URL download Excel spreadsheet titled 'Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996-2021'.
Figure.NZ edited the file for processing purposes.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2022
From the dataset School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2022, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Ethnic Group
- Provided: 567 data points
This data forms the table Schooling - Student roll by ethnic group (prioritised) 1996–2022.
Dataset originally released on:
About this dataset
The Ministry of Education carries out statistical collections (roll returns) from New Zealand schools at different times during the year.
The data reported here is based on the 1 July roll returns since it provides detailed information on age and ethnicity for trend analysis.
Purpose of collection
The Ministry uses the collected data in a number of ways: to fund and staff schools; to support policy analysis, development and decision making; to monitor the outcomes of the New Zealand education system; and for national and international reporting purposes.