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Student Allowances January - March 2019

The data in this report are cumulative year-to-date figures. Therefore, the January to December figures are the relevant calendar year figures in the annual statistics tables. For the purpose of this report, a student is defined as a person who received at least one payment from StudyLink in the calendar year, up to the end of the specified reporting month. Percentage figures may not add to exactly 100 percent because of rounding effects. All percentages are computed using actual data and rounded to the nearest one decimal point. Three years of data and annual comparisons are presented in summary tables, earlier figures are included in the downloadable spreadsheets.


Education providers attended

More than half (55.8 percent) or 24,277 students who received allowances from 1 January to 31 March 2019 were enrolled in universities.

Student Allowance borrowers by providers

Number of student allowance recipients by types of education providers

Types of education providers 1 January to 31 March Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-2018 2018-2019
University 25,763 25,183 24,277 -2.3% -3.6%
Polytechnic 13,736 13,021 12,057 -5.2% -7.4%
Wānanga 1,639 1,441 1,394 -12.1% -3.3%
Private training institution (PTE) 5,722 5,408 5,230 -5.5% -3.3%
Other 524 576 563 9.9% -2.3%
Total 47,384 45,629 43,521 -3.7% -4.6%

Note 1: Other refers to the proportion of students enrolled in more than one education provider (i.e. polytechnic and university, PTE and university), and other types of providers as indicated in the detailed excel file.


Student Allowance paid out to students by types of education providers

Types of education providers 1 January to 31 March Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-2018 2018-2019
University $24,641,168 $33,612,047 $30,623,952 36.4% -8.9%
Polytechnic $17,898,676 $22,312,780 $19,850,992 24.7% -11.0%
Wānanga $2,319,299 $2,626,718 $2,196,272 13.3% -16.4%
Private training institution (PTE) $9,293,405 $10,884,814 $10,317,346 17.1% -5.2%
Other $1,046,609 $1,531,767 $1,593,521 46.4% 4.0%
Total $55,199,157 $70,968,127 $64,582,084 28.6% -9.0%

Note 1: Other refers to the proportion of students enrolled in more than one education provider (i.e. polytechnic and university, PTE and university), and other types of providers as indicated in the detailed excel file.

Note 2: Data does not include payments for Accommodation Benefit.

Note 3: Dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.


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