School leavers staying on at school until age 17 in New Zealand

By school quintile, 2017, % of school leavers

Notes

For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined).
MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
Students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.

Definitions

Retention Rate: Percentage of students staying on at school to age 17.
School leavers: School leavers in 2017 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 2017 and the last day of February 2018 (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL.

Inclusions

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 2018 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 re-enrol 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 2018 but leave before 1 March 2018 are counted with 2017 leavers.

Exclusions

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
Deceased students

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2017

Webpage:

https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/retention_of_students_in_senior_secondary_schools

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Data Tables' from 'Downloads' in the right-hand column.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2017

From the dataset School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 2. Quintile (2017)
  • Range: C5:K9
  • Provided: 45 data points

This data forms the table Education - Percentage of school leavers staying on at school to age 17, by school quintile 2017.

Dataset originally released on:

September 2018