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Education of New Zealand

Adult literacy rate in New Zealand is 99%. Government expenditure on education is 6.1% of GDP. The education index of New Zealand is 0.917 - formal education levels are high, secondary education is a standard for most of the population; higher education is highly available and widespread due to the fact that graduates are economically demanded, and in many such countries having a higher education is also becoming a default option. People in New Zealand speak the English, and Māori languages.

English language

In New Zealand, around 1% of the population or 3,673,623 people speak English. 3,673,623 of New Zealand's population call English their first language.