- Males' income was 20 percent higher than females' five years post-study for students who left in 2000.
- Post-study average income was highest for health field of study and lowest for food, hospitality and personal services.
- Leaving debt increased by 32 percent for those who left between 1997 and 2004.
- Leaving debt for borrowers aged 60 years and over increased 141 percent from 1997 to 2004.
- The number of students who received only an allowance decreased by 44 percent between 2000 and 2005.
- Pacific peoples had repaid the smallest proportion of their leaving debt five years post-study, at 4 percent for students who left in 2000.
- Europeans had repaid the largest proportion of their leaving debt five years post-study, at 25 percent for students who left in 2000.
|Dallas Welch (Mrs)
||3 April 2007|
|Acting Government Statistician
||Cat 52.909 Set 06/07 – 151|
For further information about borrowers overseas, repayments and student financial support, go to www.stats.govt.nz/studentloans