Percentage of school leavers staying on at school to age 17, by school quintile

Ministry of Education

Notes

For this indicator European/Pākehā refers to people who affiliate as New Zealand European, Other European or European (not further defined). For example, this includes and is not limited to people who consider themselves as Australian (excluding Australian Aborigines), British and Irish, American, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

MELAA stands for Middle Eastern/Latin American/African.
For this indicator students who identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
Schools in the lowest quintile (quintile 1) draw their students from communities with the highest degree of socio-economic disadvantage.

Definitions

Retention Rate: Percentage of students staying on at school to age 17.

Inclusions

School leavers in 2014 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 2014 and the last day of February (inclusive). School leavers are identified using ENROL. Students counted as school leavers are:

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 2014 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 reenrol 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 2014 but leave before 1 March 2014 are counted with 2014 leavers.

Exclusions

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
Deceased students

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2013

Webpage:

http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/1955

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Data Tables' from 'Downloads' in the right-hand column.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2013

From the dataset Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Retention of students in senior secondary schools 2013, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 2. Quintile (2013)
  • Range: C5:K9
  • Provided: 45 data points

Dataset originally released on:

July 2014