School leavers staying on at school until age 17 in New Zealand
By select ethnic group and school quintile, 2019, % of school leavers
For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined).
MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
Students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
Retention Rate: Percentage of students staying on at school to age 17.
School leavers: School leavers in 2019 are students that permanently left school to enter the workforce and/or undertake further education and training outside of the compulsory schooling system sometime between 1 March 2019 and the last day of February 2020 (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL.
Domestic students who were aged less than 19 in their first enrolment in ENROL; including alternative education students, students 16 or over on 1 March 2020 and students attending teen parent units.
Students with leave reason; 'end of schooling' or 'early leaving exemption'
Students with leave reason 'transferred to another school in New Zealand' or 'transferred to home schooling' but did not re-enrol in another school according to ENROL
Students with leave reason 'gone overseas permanently', who meet the age criteria
Students who attend for a period of time at the start of 2019 but leave before 1 March 2020 are counted with 2019 leavers.
Returning adult students (aged 19 or more) with a year gap in their attendance
Exchange and International fee-paying students
Students who successfully transferred to another school in New Zealand or to home schooling
Data provided by
School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2019
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2019, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 2. Quintile
- Provided: 45 data points
This data forms the table Education - Percentage of school leavers staying on at school to age 17, by school quintile 2019.
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