New Zealand student roll by school decile
2016, number of students
The decile assigned to the school. Students from low socio-economic communities face more barriers to learning than students from high socio-economic communities. Schools that draw their roll from these low socio-economic communities are given greater funding to combat these barriers. The mechanism used to calculate and allocate this additional funding is most often known as school deciles.
Schools are assigned a socio-economic score based on five census derived socio-economic factors. The 10 percent of schools with the lowest scores are considered decile 1 schools, the next 10 percent of schools are considered decile 2 schools, etc. Decile 1 schools have the highest proportion of low SES students.
Included school types are: Full Primary, Secondary, Intermediate, Composite, Restricted Composite, Correspondence School, Special School, Contributing, Teen Parent Unit.
Data provided by
Schooling: Student Numbers - Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996–2016
How to find the data
At URL download Excel spreadsheet titled 'Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996-2016'
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Schooling: Student Numbers - Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996–2016, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Decile
- Provided: 252 data points
This data forms the table Schooling - Student roll by decile 1996–2016.
Dataset originally released on:
About this dataset
The Ministry of Education carries out statistical collections (roll returns) from New Zealand schools at different times during the year.
The data reported here is based on the 1 July roll returns since it provides detailed information on age and ethnicity for trend analysis.
Purpose of collection
The Ministry uses the collected data in a number of ways: to fund and staff schools; to support policy analysis, development and decision making; to monitor the outcomes of the New Zealand education system; and for national and international reporting purposes.