Education and training statistics give you information about achievement in secondary school education, and post-school and tertiary education. We also provide statistics about loans taken out to fund tertiary study.
Education in New Zealand is a primary mechanism for the development of skills within the population. Formal education affects everyone from under five years of age (for pre-schoolers) to 16 years (the school leaving age). Many choose to do tertiary study. Formal education is compulsory for those aged six to 16 years.
Primary school education
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Secondary school education
Statistics about school leavers with no qualifications and teaching resources to help you use statistics in your classroom.
Statistics about loans taken out to fund post-school education, and income and employment of graduates.
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