Māori school leavers staying on at school until age 17 in New Zealand
By education type, 2011–2021, % of school leavers
|Year left school||Category||
% of school leavers
|2011||Attended Māori medium education||72.99270072993%|
|2012||Attended Māori medium education||80.34188034188%|
|2013||Attended Māori medium education||72.83950617284%|
|2014||Attended Māori medium education||79.6178343949%|
|2015||Attended Māori medium education||78.40172786177%|
|2016||Attended Māori medium education||79.83014861996%|
|2017||Attended Māori medium education||76.73992673993%|
|2018||Attended Māori medium education||77.05426356589%|
|2019||Attended Māori medium education||81.26036484245%|
|2020||Attended Māori medium education||77.10487444609%|
|2021||Attended Māori medium education||71.57142857143%|
|2011||Did not attend Māori medium education||66.751516059%|
|2012||Did not attend Māori medium education||69.3004049869%|
|2013||Did not attend Māori medium education||71.84802655847%|
|2014||Did not attend Māori medium education||72.17921651419%|
|2015||Did not attend Māori medium education||72.82894243038%|
|2016||Did not attend Māori medium education||72.79239766082%|
|2017||Did not attend Māori medium education||72.76875216039%|
|2018||Did not attend Māori medium education||72.33678201927%|
|2019||Did not attend Māori medium education||70.70545454545%|
|2020||Did not attend Māori medium education||71.48129013211%|
|2021||Did not attend Māori medium education||67.54391693332%|
Māori Medium Education is where students are taught all or some curriculum subjects in the Māori language for at least 51 percent of the time (Māori Language Immersion Levels 1-2). Smaller numbers of schools and students meaning that there is more variation in the data. Schools can change classification from year to year.
Retention Rate: Percentage of students staying on at school to age 17.
School leavers: School leavers in 2021 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 2021 and the last day of February 2022 (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL.
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 2021 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 2020 but leave before 1 March 2021 are counted with 2020 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
Data provided by
School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2021
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Time Series Data: Retention of students in senior secondary school (2011-2021)' from 'Time Series Data' section
Import & extraction details
From the dataset School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2021, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 2. MME
- Provided: 66 data points
This data forms the table Education - Māori school leavers staying on at school to age 17 2011–2021.
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