Student Population - Rolls by ethnic group and gender, as at 1 July 2016–2020
Ministry of Education
The roll data presented in these tables is from the July roll returns.
Ethnicity data is collected as a multiple response. However, in these figures, each person is included only once in the total. People are allocated to one of the ethnic groups they have recorded that they affiliate with, according to a prioritisation rule. The order of priority is Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African), other groups except European/Pākehā, and European/Pākehā.
International students are treated as a separate ethnic group; therefore subtracting international students from the total roll equals the domestic roll.
'Other' region: correspondence school.
Data provided by
Know Your Region: Student Population - Rolls by ethnic group and gender, by Region as at 1 July 2016–2020
How to find the data
To find specific regional data, select the region of your choice, then select Student Population > Trends.
The Ministry provided Figure.NZ with a raw extract of all regions in November 2020.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Know Your Region: Student Population - Rolls by ethnic group and gender, by Region as at 1 July 2016–2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-400
- Columns: 4-8
- Provided: 1,995 data points
About this dataset
The Ministry uses school roll 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.
The roll data presented here is based on the 1 July roll returns.