15% households with school aged children without internet access       39% of Aucklanders born overseas       82% of 18 year olds have NCEA Level 2       22% unemployment for 15-24 year olds       94.6% attend pre-school       1 in 4 children in poverty       79% pass NCEA Literacy in Yr 11       76% at or above national reading standards starting high school

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The snapshots are easy to read and full of information to inform action, advocacy and collaboration in your community.

Click the icon to view the full snapshot and feel free to print and share! It’s best to print these double sided, in colour on A3 paper.

If you have queries, please contact admin@cometauckland.org.nz


2017 Auckland Snapshot

Snapshot Auckland 2017 brings together useful information on learning pathways in Auckland, from early learning, through school to tertiary education and employment. It looks at enrolments, staffing ratios, learning of te reo Māori and other languages, achievement and qualifications, and post-study employment and earnings.

 A commentary with references accompanies the snapshot. Highlights include:

Download pdfs of the snapshot and of the full commentary 


2016 Auckland Snapshot



2015 Local Boards Snapshots

Local communities have an important role to play in improving education outcomes for our children and young people. COMET Auckland is delighted to release the 2015 series of our very successful education and skills snapshots that provide local data to help local decision making.

Each snapshot bring together useful information about key characteristics of local board areas, early childhood education enrolments, and how students are achieving at school. 

This year the data contains more information about families. Making a difference to education outcomes for all children means thinking first about families – families build the brains and set the scene for education success.

Auckland Council Local Boards








Maori Education Snapshot

We are pleased to announce our latest resource A snapshot of Māori Education in Tāmaki Makaurau 2013 is now complete and ready to be put to good use.  Click here to view the snapshot.

The snapshot offers useful information, statistics and recommendations on Māori education and skills in Auckland, covering ECE and Kohanga, school and NCEA achievement, transitions, language and some suggestions on how we can ensure rangatahi and tamariki get the best out of their education and are well-prepared for later life.

To request hard copies of the Māori education snapshot, please admin@cometauckland.org.nz