Appendix 2 Statistics of schools in the sample for this report

Table 2: School types

School type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage [11]

Full primary (Year 1-8)

123

41

43

Contributing (Year 1-6)

101

33

31

Intermediate

23

8

5

Special school

1

<1

2

Secondary (Year 7-15)

12

4

4

Composite (Year 1-15)

2

<1

6

Secondary (Year 9-15)

40

13

9

Total

302

100

100

Table 2 shows that school types in this sample are representative of national figures. While intermediate and Year 9-15 secondary schools are slightly over-represented, and composite schools are under-represented, these differences were not statistically significant.[12]

Table 3: Locality

Locality

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Main Urban (30,000 )

185

61

54

Secondary Urban (10,000 – 29,999)

24

8

6

Minor Urban (1000 – 9999)

29

10

12

Rural (0-999)

64

21

28

Total

302

100

100

Table 3 shows that localities of the schools in this sample are representative of national figures. Any differences were not statistically significant.

Table 4: Decile group

Decile group

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Low (1-3)

89

29

31

Medium (4-7)

127

42

39

High (8-10)

86

29

30

Total

302

100

100

Table 4 shows that decile groupings of the schools in this sample are representative of national figures. Any differences were not statistically significant.

Table 5: Roll size group

Roll size

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Very small (0-30 primary, 0-100 secondary)

19

6

11

Small (31-100 primary, 101-400 secondary)

59

19

26

Medium (101-300 primary, 401-800 secondary)

102

34

36

Large (301-500 primary, 801-1500 secondary)

87

29

19

Very large (501 primary, 1501 secondary)

35

12

8

Total

302

100

100

Table 5 shows that roll size groupings of the schools in this sample are not representative of national figures. Very small and small schools are under‑represented, and large and very large schools are over‑represented. These differences were statistically significant.

Table 6: Percentage of Pacific students on the roll

Pacific roll

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage[13]

0 – 25 percent

271

90

91

26 – 50 percent

11

3

4

51 – 100 percent

20

7

5

Total

302

100

100

Table 6 shows that the schools in this sample are representative of national figures in relation to the percentage of Pacific students on the roll. Any differences were not statistically significant.