Education - Government funds to schools by Region 2012–2015

Ministry of Education

Definitions

School operations: This is the total grant and has had any manual adjustments removed for fees and levies, such as International Student, Foreign Fee Paying and the Risk Management Scheme.
Teacher salaries: Teacher salaries are paid directly from a centralised payroll system. The amount shown is the amount paid from the Teachers Entitlement.
Property funding: This covers the Five Year Agreement (5YA) funding programme. This funding is allocated to boards for modernising and upgrading school buildings. Schools can choose which projects to progress using the funding, but should prioritise those projects required to maintain health and safety standards, upgrade essential infrastructure and create modern learning environments.

Data calculation/treatment

'Other' = Correspondence school.

Exclusions

This data excludes ‘in-kind’ resourcing from the government, such as software licensing, laptops for principals, other ICT support and professional development.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Know Your Region: Finances - Government funds by Region 2012–2015

Webpage:

http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/know-your-region

How to find the data

To find specific regional data, select the region of your choice, then select Finances.
The Ministry provided Figure.NZ with a raw extract of all regions in November 2016.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Know Your Region: Finances - Government funds by Region 2012–2015

From the dataset Know Your Region: Finances - Government funds by Region 2012–2015, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-77
  • Columns: 3-5
  • Provided: 228 data points

About this dataset

New Zealand schools are funded primarily by the government. The three main components of government funding are school operations, teacher salaries, and property funding. In addition schools receive various forms of ‘in-kind’ resourcing from the government, including software licensing, laptops for principals, other ICT support and professional development.
State and state-integrated schools get funding from all three sources, while private schools only receive School Operations funding.