Link to population pyramid.
link to New Zealand in Profile: 2013.

Secondary school education

Secondary school statistics give you information about secondary school students' achievement.

Secondary school is the second level of compulsory education in New Zealand. In general, students from year 9 to year 13 attend a secondary school. Secondary schools offer three levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualification. School education is compulsory until age 16.

Reports and articles

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.

Youth not in employment, education, or training: September 2011 quarter (published 2011)
Brief overview of New Zealand youth (aged 15–24 years) who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET).

School leavers with no qualifications (published 2001) 
Report about characteristics of school leavers with no qualifications. Each year up to 10,000 young people in New Zealand leave school with little or no formal qualifications. This report looks at some of the paths these people take.

Use statistics in your classroom

New Zealand Income Survey 2011 CART SURF (published 2013)
Tool that can be used for teaching and learning purposes including developing analytical methods or statistical processes. This new SURF (synthetic unit-record file) is based on the New Zealand Income Survey: 2011. New features in this SURF not in previous SURFs include:

  • coverage of the general population aged 15 years and over
  • the addition of region and occupation variables
  • up to two responses for ethnicity.

New Zealand Income Survey Super SURF 
Tool that can be used for teaching and learning purposes, or for developing analytical methods or statistical processes. It is a set of 100 synthetic unit-record files (SURFs) based on data from the New Zealand Income Survey: June 2003 quarter.

Schools Corner 
Find teaching resources designed for teachers of both primary and secondary school level students, including interactive games and classroom activities.