Socioeconomic decile

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In the New Zealand education system, decile is a key measure of socioeconomic status used to target funding and support schools.wikipedia
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Education in New Zealand

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In the New Zealand education system, decile is a key measure of socioeconomic status used to target funding and support schools.
Smaller schools receive additional funding due to the added fixed costs of running them compared to larger schools, and schools also receive funding based on the school's socio-economic decile rating, with low-decile schools (i.e. those in poorer areas) receiving more funds.

Decile

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This gives a broad measure of the relative poverty, or aggregated socioeconomic (or social class), of the parents or care-givers of students at the school, with decile 1 schools being the 10% of schools with the lowest socioeconomic communities and decile 10 schools being at the other end of the scale.
Socio-economic decile

Avondale College, Auckland

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The school has a socio-economic decile rating of 4J (low-band decile 4), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderate to moderately-high socio-economic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools.

Wainuiomata High School

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The school has a socio-economic decile rating of 3I (high-band decile 3), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderately-high socio-economic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools.

Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College (Auckland)
Rangitoto College has a socio-economic decile rating of 10 (step Z), meaning it draws its school community from areas of highest socio-economic strata when compared to other New Zealand schools.

Aotea College

Aotea College has a socio-economic decile of 5 (step M), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderate socioeconomic status when compared to other New Zealand schools.

Macleans College

Macleans College has a socio-economic decile of 9 (step Q), meaning it draws its school community from areas of low to moderately-low socioeconomic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools.

White flight

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The decile system has come in for criticism from teacher and principal associations in recent years for fomenting destructive competition between schools and the exacerbation of white flight.
White flight has been observed in low socioeconomic decile schools in New Zealand.

Social class in New Zealand

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In the New Zealand education system, "decile" is a key measure of socioeconomic status used to target funding and support schools.

Socioeconomic status

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In the New Zealand education system, decile is a key measure of socioeconomic status used to target funding and support schools. For example, teen-parent units always "belong" in decile 1, because of the inherent effect teenage pregnancy and parenthood has on teen parents' socioeconomic status, regardless whether the teen-parent unit is in a high SES area or attached to a high-decile school.

2011 Christchurch earthquake

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Current deciles were calculated in 2014 following the 2013 census (delayed two years due to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake).

New Zealand census

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A school's socioeconomic decile is recalculated by the Ministry of Education every five years, using data collected after each Census of Population and Dwellings.

Statistics New Zealand

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Before the deciles are calculated, Statistics New Zealand calculates the following factors in each individual meshblock (the smallest census unit, consisting of about 50 households each), disregarding any household in the meshblock that does not have school-aged children:

Meshblock

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Before the deciles are calculated, Statistics New Zealand calculates the following factors in each individual meshblock (the smallest census unit, consisting of about 50 households each), disregarding any household in the meshblock that does not have school-aged children:

Poverty threshold

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This gives a broad measure of the relative poverty, or aggregated socioeconomic (or social class), of the parents or care-givers of students at the school, with decile 1 schools being the 10% of schools with the lowest socioeconomic communities and decile 10 schools being at the other end of the scale.

Social class

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This gives a broad measure of the relative poverty, or aggregated socioeconomic (or social class), of the parents or care-givers of students at the school, with decile 1 schools being the 10% of schools with the lowest socioeconomic communities and decile 10 schools being at the other end of the scale.

Teenage pregnancy

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For example, teen-parent units always "belong" in decile 1, because of the inherent effect teenage pregnancy and parenthood has on teen parents' socioeconomic status, regardless whether the teen-parent unit is in a high SES area or attached to a high-decile school.

Compulsory education

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Decile ratings apply only for the funding of compulsory education, but a number of different central-government funding-streams and support services to schools are strongly affected by the decile rating of a school, with more funding available to lower-decile schools.

Statistics

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Statistical data about primary and secondary schools and their students can be broken down into socioeconomic deciles.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement

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For example, data released by the Ministry of Education shows correlations between high decile schools and higher rates of attaining NCEA Level 2, higher rates of tertiary education entrance, and lower rates of truancy.

Truancy

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For example, data released by the Ministry of Education shows correlations between high decile schools and higher rates of attaining NCEA Level 2, higher rates of tertiary education entrance, and lower rates of truancy. 13) District Truancy Service (Deciles 1–10)

Correlation does not imply causation

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(Note that socioeconomic decile alone does not necessarily cause these statistics).

Domestic Purposes Benefit

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Income support: the proportion of parents who receive the Domestic Purposes Benefit, Unemployment Benefit, Sickness Benefit or Invalid's Benefit

Unemployment benefits

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Income support: the proportion of parents who receive the Domestic Purposes Benefit, Unemployment Benefit, Sickness Benefit or Invalid's Benefit

Disability pension

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Income support: the proportion of parents who receive the Domestic Purposes Benefit, Unemployment Benefit, Sickness Benefit or Invalid's Benefit