Schooling - Student roll by student funding year level 1996–2017

Ministry of Education


Funding Year Level: Prior to 2008 this was known as Year of Schooling or MOE Year Level. The Funding Year Level measures the number of years of schooling a student has received and provides the Ministry of Education with a method of counting students for funding and staffing purposes. The Funding Year Level for most students is based on the date they first started school. It is independent of the way schools are organised and independent of the particular programme of study that a student may undertake.


Included school types are: Full Primary, Secondary, Intermediate, Composite, Restricted Composite, Correspondence School, Special School, Contributing, Teen Parent Unit.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Scholl Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2017


How to find the data

At URL download Excel spreadsheet titled 'Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 1996-2017'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Scholl Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2017

From the dataset Scholl Roll Returns: Time Series Data for Trend Analysis 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Year Level
  • Range: B4:W19
  • Provided: 352 data points

About this dataset

The Ministry of Education carries out statistical collections (roll returns) from New Zealand schools at different times during the year.
The data reported here is based on the 1 July roll returns since it provides detailed information on age and ethnicity for trend analysis.

Purpose of collection

The Ministry uses the collected data in a number of ways: to fund and staff schools; to support policy analysis, development and decision making; to monitor the outcomes of the New Zealand education system; and for national and international reporting purposes.