0200400600800Male students entering and finishing home educationin New ZealandYear ended 1 July 1998–2020, number of studentsProvider: Ministry of Education199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020Students entering homeschoolingStudents finishing homeschooling

Male students entering and finishing home education in New Zealand

Year ended 1 July 1998–2020, number of students


Homeschooling: In New Zealand, all children aged between 6 and 16 years of age are required to enrol in and attend a registered school. Home education (or homeschooling) is where parents or legal guardians take responsibility for the education of their children, instead of enrolling them in school.

Data calculation/treatment

Numbers are sourced from the Ministry of Education's Homeschooling database and for the year ending 1 July.
Ethnicity data is collected as a multiple response. However, in these figures, each person is included only once in the total. People are allocated to one of the ethnic groups they have recorded that they affiliate with, according to a prioritisation rule. The order of priority is Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African), other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.


Students enrolled at Te Kura (The Correspondence School) are not included in the homeschooling numbers.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Homeschooling: Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 2020



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 1998-2020' under the Homeschooling Turnover heading.
This spreadsheet has been reorganised by Figure.NZ for processing purposes.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Homeschooling: Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 2020

From the dataset Homeschooling: Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 2020, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Entry by Gender
  • Range: B1:X17
  • Provided: 138 data points

This data forms the table Homeschooling - Students turnover by gender 1998–2020.

Dataset originally released on:

December 2020