Students entering and finishing home education in New Zealand

By age, year ended 1 July 2018, 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.


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 2018


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 1998-2018' 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 2018

From the dataset Homeschooling: Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Entry Exit by Age
  • Range: B1:V43
  • Provided: 672 data points

This data forms the table Homeschooling - Students turnover by age 1998–2018.