Class act: Higher discretionary incomes and student numbers have boosted revenue

In New Zealand, formal education is compulsory and free for most children aged between six and 16. The New Zealand education system comprises three main types of primary and secondary schools: state schools that are owned and funded by the government, state integrated schools (schools with a special character that have been integrated into the public school system), and private or independent schools. The industry also includes a handful of charter or partnership schools. Roughly 85% of New Zealand children attend state schools, with just over 11% attending state integrated schools. State integrated schools include Catholic, Steiner and Montessori schools and are also funded by the government, although they also charge compulsory attendance more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher student enrolment numbers and ongoing operational funding support revenue growth
  • Despite higher enrolment numbers, closures and mergers have caused school numbers to fall
  • Student numbers will rise over the next five years, while school numbers continue to fall
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The School Education industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, as indicated by its relatively slow rate of growth in industry value added (IVA), which is a measure of an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is expected to grow at an annualised 2.3% over the 10 years through 2023-24. By comparison, real GDP is anticipated to rise at an annualised 2.9% over the same period, representing an underperformance of the wider economy.Falling school numbers, combined with subdued growth in the school-age segment of the population, underlies this relatively soft performance. Dem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the School Education Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the School Education are:

  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public funding for primary and secondary education and Number of school students in the School Education industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the School Education in New Zealand Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily provide education to school-age children. The industry covers various school types, including state schools, state integrated schools, Maori-medium education schools and private or independent schools. It also covers a variety of school structures, including primary schools, intermediate schools, secondary schools, composite schools and special education schools.

    Industry Products
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined primary and secondary school education
  • Special school education
  • Intermediate school education
  • Industry Activities
  • Primary school operation
  • Intermediate school operation
  • Secondary school/college operation
  • Composite school operation
  • Special school operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Number of school students
  • Population aged 14 and younger
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Secondary school retention rate

  • Current Performance
  • Changing base
  • Government policies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating base
  • Potential reform
  • Table: School Education Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - School Education Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Preschool Education in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
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  • Products & Services
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined primary and secondary school education
  • Intermediate school education
  • Special school education
  • Chart: School Education Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Students in Years 1 through 6
  • Students in Years 9 through 13
  • Students in Years 7 and 8
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the School Education Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs School Education

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the School Education Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the School Education Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the School Education Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Enrolment Scheme
  • Schools with enrolment schemes have geographically defined home zones. Residence within this zone gives right of entry to the school.
  • Kura Kaupapa Maori
  • These are Maori-medium education schools. They are state schools, established under section 155 of the Education Act 1989.
  • Open Enrolment
  • Schools with open enrolment allow any student to attend, irrespective of their home address
  • Retention Rate
  • Measures the proportion of students that continue secondary school after it is no longer compulsory.
  • State Integrated School
  • These are state schools that provide education through their special character. They may teach a specific religion or philosophy.
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