Students enrolled in primary and secondary schools in New Zealand
As at July 1996–2021
|Year as at 1 July||
Number of students
Two schools are not assigned to any specific region: OneSchool Global ('Not applicable') and Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu ('Correspondence School').
Included school types are: Full Primary, Secondary, Intermediate, Composite, Restricted Composite, Correspondence School, Special School, Contributing, Teen Parent Unit.
Data provided by
School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2021
How to find the data
At URL download Excel spreadsheet titled 'Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996-2021'.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2021
From the dataset School Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2021, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Regional Council
- Provided: 494 data points
This data forms the table Schooling - Student roll by region 1996–2021.
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.