Education - Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 1 or above by school quintile 2013

Ministry of Education


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

Data calculation/treatment

The denominator is the total number of school leavers in a given school year.


School leavers in 2013 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 2013 and the last day of February (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL. Students counted as school leavers are:

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 2014 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 reenrol 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 2013 but leave before 1 March 2014 are counted with 2014 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
Deceased students

Changes to data collection/processing

In 2013, students were required to obtain 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits to achieve an NCEA Level 1 qualification. This is an increase on the 8 credits previously required to achieve NCEA Level 1. No historical adjustment has been made for this change. It may have had a minor effect on the 2013 level 1 attainment compared with other years.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

School Leavers: School Leavers with NCEA 1 or above, 2013


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 Leavers: School Leavers with NCEA 1 or above, 2013

From the dataset School Leavers: School Leavers with NCEA 1 or above, 2013, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 2. L1+ by Quintile
  • Range: C5:K9
  • Provided: 45 data points

Dataset originally released on:

July 2014