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.
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