Education - Prior participation in early childhood education of children starting school by ethnic group and sex 2010–2014

Stats NZ

Notes

Data for the year ended in June – as at October 2014.
Students who identify with more than one ethnic group are counted in each group they identified with. Therefore, the number of students in the 'Total' column is generally less than the sum of the students in each group.

Definitions

This indicator measures prior participation in ECE – that is, children who attended ECE in the six months before they started school.

Changes to data collection/processing

NZ data quality: The prior ECE participation rate is defined as (the number of children who attended ECE /(number of children who had attended ECE + number of children who had not attended ECE)*100). The number of students with unknown prior ECE attendance has been excluded (from both the numerator and denominator) when calculating participation rates.
The source of data changed in 2010 from school roll returns to ENROL, an electronic enrolment system used by schools. ENROL is likely to provide more accurate data for this measure. An overlap of data from both sources in 2009 has allowed a continuous and consistent series of figures to be constructed for the whole 2000–13 period. While these adjustments were made in the participation rates, it was not possible to estimate the number of children who attended ECE prior to 2010 in a consistent way that would match the 2010 figures.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

New Zealand Social Indicators He Kete Tatauranga: Participation in early childhood education to 2014

Webpage:

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/snapshots-of-nz/nz-social-indicators/Home/Education/particip-ece.aspx

How to find the data

At URL provided, download 'Participation in early childhood education - tables' from right-hand column

Import & extraction details

File as imported: New Zealand Social Indicators He Kete Tatauranga: Participation in early childhood education to 2014

From the dataset New Zealand Social Indicators He Kete Tatauranga: Participation in early childhood education to 2014, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 1
  • Range: C11:N33
  • Provided: 180 data points

Dataset originally released on:

December 2014

Purpose of collection

To provide an accurate indication of children’s regular attendance in early childhood education in the six months prior to starting school.
International purpose of the survey or data: Enrolments by age per OECD country is collected by each country and compiled by OECD in order to compare early education systems in more than 40 countries.