School leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above in New Zealand
By quintile, 2013, %
For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.
The denominator is the total number of school leavers in a given school year.
School leavers in 2013 are students that permanently left school to enter the workforce and/or undertake further education and training outside of the compulsory schooling system sometime between 1 March 2013 and the last day of February (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL. Students counted as school leavers are:
Domestic students who were aged less than 19 in their first enrolment in ENROL; including alternative education students, students 16 or over on 1 March 2014 and students attending teen parent units.
Students with leave reason; 'end of schooling' or 'early leaving exemption'
Students with leave reason 'transferred to another school in New Zealand' or 'transferred to home schooling' but did not reenrol in another school according to ENROL
Students with leave reason 'gone overseas permanently', who meet the age criteria
Students who attend for a period of time at the start of 2013 but leave before 1 March 2014 are counted with 2013 leavers.
Returning adult students (aged 19 or more) with a year gap in their attendance
Exchange and International fee-paying students
Students who successfully transferred to another school in New Zealand or to home schooling
Changes to data collection/processing
In 2013, for the first time, students were required to obtain 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits at level 1 to achieve a NCEA Level 2 qualification. Investigation shows that an additional 0.4 percent of school leavers in 2013 would have achieved NCEA Level 2 under the old requirements.
Data provided by
Schooling: Senior Student Attainment - School Leavers with NCEA 2 or above, 2013
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset Schooling: Senior Student Attainment - School Leavers with NCEA 2 or above, 2013, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 2. by Quintile
- Provided: 45 data points
This data forms the table Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 or above, by school quintile 2013.
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