October 22, 2017

Number of Students Commencing and finishing Homeschooling: July 2010 to July 2011

These figures have always been a concern to us:

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,106 students commenced homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,371 students finished homeschooling.

Number of Students Commencing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,106 students commenced homeschooling – a decrease of 11.4 per cent compared with the number starting during the previous year.

Of those starting in the 12 months ending 30 June 2011:
•    38.5 % were aged six years old
•    82.5 % were aged within the primary school age range (5-12 years old)

Figure 2: Number of Homeschoolers Commencing between July 2010 and July 2011

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Number of Students Finishing Homeschooling

Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011, 1,371 students finished homeschooling. Of these:
•    210 students (15.3 %) finished their homeschooling within a year of starting
•    843 students (61.5 %) finished within four years
•    513 students (37.4 %) had been homeschooled for 5 or more years

Figure 3: Duration of Homeschoolers Finishing between July 2010 and July 2011

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For more statistics go to: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/schooling/homeschooling/homeschooling-as-at-1-july-2011

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