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Student Loans Jan - Dec (Calendar year)

These figures are cumulative year-to-date figures. Therefore, the Jan - Dec figures are the relevant calendar year figures in the annual statistics table. For the purpose of these tables, a student is defined as a person who received at least one payment from StudyLink in the calendar year, up to the month specified. Percentage figures may not add to exactly 100% because of rounding effects. All percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Five years of data are presented, earlier figures are included in the downloadable spreadsheets.

Amounts paid out for Student Loans

Loan component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fees 180,594 173,342 169,689 164,282 158,484
Course related costs 123,540 121,830 119,457 115,693 110,861
Living costs 103,630 103,394 100,652 97,995 94,161
Repayments and Refunds 53,391 50,708 48,604 46,554 45,347
Administration charges 184,013 177,069 173,936 168,198 161,884
Total number of students 192,257 186,477 182,537 176,938 170,037
Total fees $1,056,461,915 $1,052,825,086 $1,072,996,999 $1,060,187,209 $1,039,317,480
Total course related costs $122,112,645 $120,270,874 $118,075,657 $113,909,186 $108,884,300
Total living costs $408,732,068 $417,261,354 $420,635,872 $417,357,647 $409,671,677
Total repayments and refunds $-88,513,179 $-89,831,704 $-93,842,836 $-91,495,885 $-93,458,167
Total administration charges $11,350,080 $10,885,980 $10,716,480 $10,356,060 $9,946,800
Average fees $5,850 $6,074 $6,323 $6,453 $6,558
Average course related costs $988 $987 $988 $985 $982
Average living costs $3,944 $4,036 $4,179 $4,259 $4,351

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by types of education provider attended

Where more than one education provider is named, the students are attending all the named education providers during the year.

Education provider type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Other     1 0%            
PTE 28,036 15% 26,419 14% 24,346 13% 21,539 12% 19,789 12%
PTE/University 852 0% 811 0% 822 0% 710 0% 702 0%
PTE/University/Wananga 1 0%         1 0% 2 0%
PTE/Wananga 94 0% 82 0% 52 0% 50 0% 48 0%
Polytech 54,348 28% 51,068 27% 49,858 27% 47,758 27% 44,241 26%
Polytech/PTE 782 0% 681 0% 638 0% 573 0% 495 0%
Polytech/PTE/University 17 0% 24 0% 30 0% 16 0% 14 0%
Polytech/PTE/University/Wanang             1 0%    
Polytech/PTE/Wananga 4 0% 2 0% 2 0% 2 0%    
Polytech/University 1,376 1% 1,427 1% 1,334 1% 1,269 1% 1,057 1%
Polytech/University/Wananga     3 0% 1 0% 3 0% 1 0%
Polytech/Wananga 91 0% 101 0% 74 0% 89 0% 85 0%
University 102,029 53% 101,527 54% 101,323 56% 101,174 57% 100,176 59%
University/Wananga 47 0% 46 0% 55 0% 54 0% 41 0%
Wananga 4,580 2% 4,285 2% 4,002 2% 3,699 2% 3,386 2%
Total 192,257 100% 186,477 100% 182,537 100% 176,938 100% 170,037 100%

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by age and gender

Age is calculated as at the end of the last quarter of the period.

Student ages 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
17 or less F 1,077 1% 875 0% 767 0% 677 0% 670 0%
M 954 0% 757 0% 673 0% 522 0% 476 0%
Total 2,031 1% 1,632 1% 1,440 1% 1,199 1% 1,146 1%
18 - 19 F 20,476 11% 20,050 11% 19,640 11% 19,538 11% 18,745 11%
M 15,919 8% 15,467 8% 15,158 8% 14,764 8% 13,819 8%
Total 36,395 19% 35,517 19% 34,798 19% 34,302 19% 32,564 19%
20 - 24 F 48,813 25% 48,523 26% 48,357 26% 47,216 27% 46,211 27%
M 37,999 20% 37,086 20% 36,297 20% 35,666 20% 34,508 20%
Total 86,812 45% 85,609 46% 84,654 46% 82,882 47% 80,719 47%
25 - 29 F 14,689 8% 14,556 8% 14,629 8% 14,447 8% 13,911 8%
M 10,060 5% 9,741 5% 9,665 5% 9,246 5% 8,724 5%
Total 24,749 13% 24,297 13% 24,294 13% 23,693 13% 22,635 13%
30 - 34 F 8,479 4% 8,141 4% 8,002 4% 7,779 4% 7,677 5%
M 5,201 3% 4,720 3% 4,400 2% 4,119 2% 3,918 2%
Total 13,680 7% 12,861 7% 12,402 7% 11,898 7% 11,595 7%
35 - 39 F 6,068 3% 5,761 3% 5,714 3% 5,394 3% 5,247 3%
M 3,146 2% 2,978 2% 2,714 1% 2,515 1% 2,425 1%
Total 9,214 5% 8,739 5% 8,428 5% 7,909 4% 7,672 5%
40 - 44 F 5,311 3% 4,895 3% 4,635 3% 4,230 2% 3,797 2%
M 2,319 1% 2,163 1% 1,990 1% 1,735 1% 1,567 1%
Total 7,630 4% 7,058 4% 6,625 4% 5,965 3% 5,364 3%
45 - 49 F 3,892 2% 3,711 2% 3,563 2% 3,366 2% 3,066 2%
M 1,624 1% 1,539 1% 1,413 1% 1,233 1% 1,143 1%
Total 5,516 3% 5,250 3% 4,976 3% 4,599 3% 4,209 2%
50 - 54 F 2,613 1% 2,405 1% 2,237 1% 2,065 1% 1,905 1%
M 1,158 1% 1,100 1% 920 1% 853 0% 737 0%
Total 3,771 2% 3,505 2% 3,157 2% 2,918 2% 2,642 2%
55 - 59 F 1,068 1% 922 0% 878 0% 794 0% 770 0%
M 524 0% 431 0% 415 0% 345 0% 336 0%
Total 1,592 1% 1,353 1% 1,293 1% 1,139 1% 1,106 1%
60 - 64 F 359 0% 269 0% 219 0% 207 0% 179 0%
M 233 0% 180 0% 136 0% 123 0% 115 0%
Total 592 0% 449 0% 355 0% 330 0% 294 0%
65 - 69 F 101 0% 79 0% 48 0% 49 0% 42 0%
M 100 0% 82 0% 31 0% 29 0% 30 0%
Total 201 0% 161 0% 79 0% 78 0% 72 0%
70 - 74 F 25 0% 17 0% 13 0% 11 0% 6 0%
M 30 0% 16 0% 12 0% 5 0% 6 0%
Total 55 0% 33 0% 25 0% 16 0% 12 0%
75 - 79 F 8 0% 5 0% 5 0% 3 0% 3 0%
M 8 0% 5 0% 4 0% 5 0% 2 0%
Total 16 0% 10 0% 9 0% 8 0% 5 0%
80 or over F 2 0% 2 0% 1 0% 2 0% 1 0%
M 1 0% 1 0% 1 0%     1 0%
Total 3 0% 3 0% 2 0% 2 0% 2 0%
Total F 112,981 59% 110,211 59% 108,708 60% 105,778 60% 102,230 60%
M 79,276 41% 76,266 41% 73,829 40% 71,160 40% 67,807 40%
Total 192,257 100% 186,477 100% 182,537 100% 176,938 100% 170,037 100%

Fees paid out for Student Loans, by provider type

Loans by provider type ($) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Other          
PTE $173,646,871 $165,287,769 $157,460,050 $138,157,053 $128,019,099
PTE/University $7,601,058 $7,668,208 $7,447,965 $6,958,241 $6,740,719
PTE/University/Wananga $8,374     $11,112 $21,522
PTE/Wananga $478,959 $425,833 $216,394 $222,905 $190,846
Polytech $226,321,399 $217,807,096 $219,338,535 $213,587,562 $203,574,835
Polytech/PTE $6,750,377 $5,001,352 $4,830,610 $4,077,933 $3,637,160
Polytech/PTE/University $133,045 $223,083 $321,717 $167,921 $142,028
Polytech/PTE/University/Wanang       $9,041  
Polytech/PTE/Wananga $35,476 $8,689 $17,861 $16,628  
Polytech/University $9,047,143 $10,044,872 $9,846,246 $9,485,718 $8,091,769
Polytech/University/Wananga   $5,625 $3,914 $17,750 $14,726
Polytech/Wananga $255,999 $364,565 $263,398 $249,671 $259,023
University $622,326,791 $636,454,682 $664,196,185 $678,281,971 $680,923,561
University/Wananga $210,070 $224,121 $237,613 $303,507 $202,504
Wananga $9,646,353 $9,309,190 $8,816,512 $8,640,195 $7,499,689
Total $1,056,461,915 $1,052,825,086 $1,072,996,999 $1,060,187,209 $1,039,317,480

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by residential status

Residential status 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Citizen by birth 142,202 74% 138,580 74% 136,352 75% 133,244 75% 128,056 75%
Citizen 26,949 14% 25,914 14% 25,679 14% 24,685 14% 24,026 14%
Permanent resident 22,707 12% 21,533 12% 20,059 11% 18,599 11% 17,532 10%
Protected person 3 0% 5 0% 15 0% 8 0% 10 0%
Refugee 396 0% 444 0% 432 0% 402 0% 413 0%
Unknown     1 0%            
Total 192,257 100% 186,477 100% 182,537 100% 176,938 100% 170,037 100%

Summary of Student Loan recipients by ethnic group

It is not mandatory for students to disclose their ethnicity and students may report more than one ethnicity.

Ethnic groups 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
European 100,849 52% 97,514 52% 94,858 52% 92,437 52% 88,025 52%
Maori 22,139 12% 21,341 11% 20,104 11% 18,335 10% 17,066 10%
Pacific peoples 13,603 7% 13,352 7% 13,320 7% 12,695 7% 12,005 7%
Asian 24,156 13% 23,370 13% 23,112 13% 22,590 13% 22,461 13%
Other 4,453 2% 4,317 2% 4,243 2% 3,980 2% 3,772 2%
European and Maori 13,092 7% 13,167 7% 13,058 7% 12,783 7% 12,517 7%
European and Pacific 2,818 1% 2,698 1% 2,818 2% 2,810 2% 2,775 2%
Maori and Pacific 1,617 1% 1,603 1% 1,710 1% 1,582 1% 1,526 1%
European and Asian 1,979 1% 1,993 1% 2,056 1% 2,072 1% 2,112 1%
Maori and Asian 131 0% 128 0% 153 0% 146 0% 148 0%
Pacific and Asian 415 0% 394 0% 407 0% 384 0% 367 0%
European and Other 1,480 1% 1,395 1% 1,259 1% 1,108 1% 1,054 1%
Maori and Other 121 0% 121 0% 135 0% 115 0% 98 0%
Pacific and Other 64 0% 69 0% 72 0% 76 0% 63 0%
Asian and Other 383 0% 399 0% 388 0% 358 0% 319 0%
3 ethnic groups 1,560 1% 1,575 1% 1,640 1% 1,706 1% 1,664 1%
4 ethnic groups 63 0% 67 0% 67 0% 60 0% 55 0%
All 5 ethnic groups 7 0% 6 0% 9 0% 4 0% 4 0%
Unspecified 3,327 2% 2,968 2% 3,128 2% 3,697 2% 4,006 2%
Total 192,257 100% 186,477 100% 182,537 100% 176,938 100% 170,037 100%
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