Māori school leavers staying on at school until age 17 in New Zealand
By education type, 2012–2022, % of school leavers
|Year left school||Category||
% of school leavers
|2012||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||80%|
|2013||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||72.9%|
|2014||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||79.6%|
|2015||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||78.2%|
|2016||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||79.8%|
|2017||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||76.7%|
|2018||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||77.2%|
|2019||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||80.9%|
|2020||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||77.1%|
|2021||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||73.2%|
|2022||Learning predominantly in te reo Māori||69.3%|
|2012||Learning predominantly in English||69.3%|
|2013||Learning predominantly in English||71.8%|
|2014||Learning predominantly in English||72.2%|
|2015||Learning predominantly in English||72.8%|
|2016||Learning predominantly in English||72.8%|
|2017||Learning predominantly in English||72.7%|
|2018||Learning predominantly in English||72.3%|
|2019||Learning predominantly in English||70.9%|
|2020||Learning predominantly in English||71.8%|
|2021||Learning predominantly in English||68.3%|
|2022||Learning predominantly in English||63.6%|
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 2022 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 2022 and the last day of February 2023 (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 2023 but leave before 1 March 2023 are counted with 2022 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 Leavers: Time Series Data School Leavers Retention 2022
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Time Series Data: School Leavers Retention (2012-2022)' from 'Time Series Data' section.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: School Leavers: Time Series Data School Leavers Retention 2022
From the dataset School Leavers: Time Series Data School Leavers Retention 2022, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 2. Māori language in school
- Provided: 66 data points
This data forms the table Education - Māori school leavers staying on at school to age 17 2012–2022.
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