In what fields are we qualified?
Derived from the Census question, "Print your highest qualification level and the main subject."
Relates only to persons aged 15 years or more.
The field of qualification information indicates, for the highest qualification the person has received, what was the primary field of study. This is likely to have some relationship to the person’s current occupation, but this is not necessarily the case. The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:
- the age of the population;
- the aspirations of people to enter a particular industry or profession;
- the availability of jobs related to fields of qualification, and;
- the types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.
In Springvale East, the population's field of qualifications, in conjunction with Income statistics, Occupation and Educational Qualifications, is an important indicator of the skills that are available in the community.
|Field of highest qualification level|
(persons aged 15 years and over)
|Usual residence||number||%||Wanganui District %||number||%||Wanganui District %||2001 to 2006
|Agriculture, environmental and related studies||12||0.8||1.2||9||0.6||1.1||3
|Architecture and building||36||2.3||2.5||27||1.8||1.7||9
|Engineering and related technologies||111||7.1||6.0||87||5.8||4.6||24
|Food, hospitality and personal services||33||2.1||1.9||21||1.4||1.5||12
|Management and commerce||66||4.2||3.9||78||5.2||3.5||-12
|Natural and physical sciences||15||1.0||0.8||12||0.8||0.7||3
|Society and culture||60||3.8||4.2||36||2.4||3.5||24
|Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)||21||1.3||1.4||27||1.8||1.2||-6
|No post-school qualification||846||53.9||54.4||765||51.1||54.4||81
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006, 2001 and 1996.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
Presents data on the main broad field of study of the highest educational qualification an individual has received.
Unlike level of qualification information, field of study relates only to post-school (tertiary) qualifications. Those without a tertiary qualification are included as "No Post-School Qualification".
Qualifications data are applicable to people over the age of 15 who are New Zealand residents.
An analysis of the field of highest qualification held by the population in Springvale East in 2006 shows the three most popular fields of study were:
- Engineering and related technologies (111 people or 7.1%)
- Health (87 people or 5.5%)
- Education (66 people or 4.2%)
In combination these three fields of study accounted for 264 people in total or 16.8% of the population aged 15 years and over.
In comparison, Wanganui District had 6.0% persons who studied Engineering and related technologies; 4.6% who studied Health; and 3.2% who studied Education.
The major differences between fields of study in Springvale East and Wanganui District were:
- A larger percentage of Engineering and related technologies (7.1% compared to 6.0%), and;
- A larger percentage of Education (4.2% compared to 3.2%).
Between 2001 and 2006 there were no numerically significant changes in Springvale East's fields of qualification data.