Participation in home-based education and care in New Zealand

By ethnic group, as at end of June 2015, number of attendances or enrolments

Definitions

From 2000 to current (60% of 2014 collection and 25% of 2015 collection for licensed services), enrolment data describes regular enrolments in ECE licensed services.
In 2014, the method for data collection changed and around 40% of services completed the Annual Census using the Ministry's new electronic collection tool for ECE: ELI. In 2015, the proportion using ELI rose to 75%. For these services, the data shown in this workbook relates to attendances in ECE licensed services, not enrolments. This is a change to the definition of the data and means that the data should not be compared to previous years.

Operating structure: Describes whether a service operates in sessions, or as a full day service, or as a mixture of the two.
Ownership: Two ownership classifications are given: private and community-based. Private services include: sole-traders, companies, partnerships, private trusts, and state-owned enterprises. Community-based services include: incorporated societies, charitable trusts, statutory trusts, community trusts, government departments, health boards, city councils, and public education institutions.

Ethnic group: The ethnic group the child that is enrolled belongs to, as prioritised in the following order: Māori, Pasifika, Asian, Other, European/Pākehā.

Exclusions

Enrolments in casual education and care services and hospital-based services have historically not been included because they do not have regular enrolments, they are also not included in the attendance data.

Changes to data collection/processing

From 2002 to current (60% of 2014 collection and 25% of 2015 collection for licensed services), data on enrolments has been collected by the paper-based Annual Census of ECE Services. Note that within this data, a child may be enrolled and therefore counted in more than one service during the Census week. Enrolment counts will therefore generally be more than the number of children.
In 2014, the method for data collection changed and around 40% of licensed services completed the Annual Census using the Ministry's new electronic collection tool for ECE: ELI. In 2015, the proportion using ELI rose to 75%. For these services, the data shown relates to attendances in ECE licensed services, not enrolments. This is a change to the definition of the data and means that the data should not be compared to previous years.

In the home-based services, there has been a large increase in the category of 'Other/ Unknown' since 2007 and particularly before 2010 , reflecting a known data consistency issue. It is likely that Māori and European/ Pākehā numbers for this service type are slightly underestimated because of this.
From 2002-2013 children with unknown ethnic group are included in the category 'Other/ Unknown'. From 2014, they are categorised as 'Not Stated'.

in 2014 the Ministry collection changed to include children of 'unknown' gender, these counts are included in the totals only.
Note that in 2014 the Ministry collection changed to include 6 year olds, for those services completing the electronic return only.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Early Childhood Education Services: Enrolments in ECE 2015

Webpage:

http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/early-childhood-education/participation

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Enrolments in ECE'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Early Childhood Education Services: Enrolments in ECE 2015

From the dataset Early Childhood Education Services: Enrolments in ECE 2015, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: ENR1
  • Range: F7:U2718
  • Provided: 43,392 data points

This data forms the table Early Childhood Education - Enrolments in licensed ECE services by service type, ownership, gender, ethnic group, age 2000–2015.

Dataset originally released on:

December 2016

Method of collection/Data provider

All data relates to a particular week in the year, typically the last week in June.