Kei a Tātou - It Is Us: State of the Nation 2018
An estimated 70,000 New Zealand children— or 7% of the under 17-year-old population— are living in severe material deprivation. This number is down by 20,000 children since 2012, although per-capita GDP has grown by 13% in inflation-adjusted terms since then.
In 2016, 39% of school leavers from the poorest 30% of schools gained a NCEA Level 3 qualification or better, while in the richest 30% of schools 73% of leavers gained the qualification. This achievement gap in 2016 was 33.6% compared with 35.6% in 2012.