Post-compulsory education and training

This dashboard is from the Post-compulsory education and training tertiary statistics page.

Interactive Dashboard

Yearly snapshots of participation in post-compulsory education and training by young people 2015-2018

The intent of these graphics is to provide an indicative annual snapshot of the proportions of young people aged 16 to 24 years participating in different types of education and in work in New Zealand. They illustrate the differences in distribution of young New Zealanders through the education system and the labour market by age, ethnicity and gender at a point in time.

If you are interested instead in research that follows cohorts of school leavers in the years after they leave school, including the proportion that go overseas, or if you want to view the tertiary education indicator for school leaver destinations, see the links under Where to Find Out More.

Below the graphics are notes explaining how survey and administrative data was combined to create the graphics, data sources used and data limitations. There are also definitions for the different activity types.

Key results for 2018:

  • Participation in education appears to be decreasing as more people are employed, especially for 20 to 24 year olds.
  • Participation in education and training differs by gender with a greater proportion of men in employment or industry training than women. Women have higher proportions in other forms of education and higher proportions that are not in employment, education or training (NEET) due to being caregivers.
  • Lower participation in education and training is associated with higher rates of NEET for Māori in the 16 to 19 year age group and for both Māori and Pacific Peoples in the 20 to 24 year age group.