Education - School leavers staying on at school to age 17, by ethnic group and gender 2009–2017
Ministry of Education
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 2017 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 2017 and the last day of February 2018 (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 2018 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 2018 but leave before 1 March 2018 are counted with 2017 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
Data provided by
School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2017
How to find the data
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset School Student Engagement and Participation: Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2017, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 1. Trend (2009-2017)
- Provided: 162 data points
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