Students finishing home education in New Zealand by duration of homeschooling

Year ended 1 July 2017, 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 2017


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 1998-2017' 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 2017

From the dataset Homeschooling: Homeschooling Turnover by Time Series 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Exit by Duration
  • Range: B1:U19
  • Provided: 300 data points

This data forms the table Homeschooling - Students finishing homeschooling by duration 1998–2017.