Domestic students studying at tertiary for the first time in 2010 and 2011 by timing of progression to tertiary study and school quintile

Ministry of Education


Includes all students starting tertiary for the first time study in 2010 and 2011.
School information based on school achievement data from NZQA, and enrolment records from the Ministry of Education's ENROL system.
Tertiary information based on tertiary enrolments in formal provider-based study, industry training and targeted training programmes.
Excludes students who did not attend a New Zealand school.
The school decile reported is for the last school the student attended
'Other' progression status includes those students who, after leaving school, are overseas, in the workforce, or not in any type of education or work.
Direct progression includes students whose first tertiary education was in their last year of school, or in the subsequent year.
Data relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.
Data excludes those Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.


Percentage of school leavers entering tertiary education
Numerator: Domestic students in their first year of education after they have left school, including tertiary enrolments in formal provider-based study, industry training, Modern Apprenticeships and targeted training programmes.

Denominator: Domestic students that attended a New Zealand secondary school.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

School Leavers: School leavers entering tertiary education 2011


How to find the data

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

Import & extraction details

File as imported: School Leavers: School leavers entering tertiary education 2011

From the dataset School Leavers: School leavers entering tertiary education 2011, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Sheet1
  • Range: D5:M14
  • Provided: 100 data points

Dataset originally released on:

March 2013

Purpose of collection

The tertiary education sector is a diverse sector. Its scope ranges from informal non-assessed community courses in schools through to undergraduate degrees and advanced research-based postgraduate degrees. It provides pathways for a diverse range of learners, from school leavers to workers, the unemployed to students from overseas, and to those pursuing an interest, hobby or more social interaction. This indicator focuses on recent school leavers.
New enrolments in tertiary education are indicators of the extent to which New Zealanders are developing the skills needed for a modern knowledge economy. To achieve this goal, clear pathways to assist young people making the direct transition from school to tertiary level study must be developed and maintained.