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Qualifications

4,065 people in the Far North District had a tertiary qualification in 2013.

Education Qualifications are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Income statistics and Occupation data, Far North District's Education Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of an area and identify skill gaps in the labour market. Level of Educational Qualifications in a population relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the population (e.g. older people tend to have more vocational qualifications, while people in their twenties and thirties are more likely to have a university degree);
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling; and
  • Immigration policy

Derived from the Census questions:

'What is your highest secondary school qualification?', 'Apart from secondary school qualifications do you have another completed qualification?', and 'Print your highest qualification level and the main subject.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Far North District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree
1,2152.83.18762.12.2+339
Bachelor degree
2,8506.67.42,1305.05.6+720
Post school (excluding university)
8,25319.020.48,74220.722.5-489
School qualification
12,75929.430.711,38527.028.2+1,374
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification10,41624.023.311,71527.727.4-1,299
Not stated / included
7,85718.115.27,38917.514.1+468

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2013
Highest qualification achieved, 2013 Higher degree, Northland Region: 3.1% Bachelor degree, Northland Region: 7.4% Post school (excluding university), Northland Region: 20.4% School qualification, Northland Region: 30.7% No qualification, Northland Region: 23.3% Not stated / included, Northland Region: 15.2% Higher degree, Far North District: 2.8% Bachelor degree, Far North District: 6.6% Post school (excluding university), Far North District: 19.0% School qualification, Far North District: 29.4% No qualification, Far North District: 24.0% Not stated / included, Far North District: 18.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013 Higher degree, Far North District: +339 Bachelor degree, Far North District: +720 Post school (excluding university), Far North District: -489 School qualification, Far North District: +1,374 No qualification, Far North District: -1,299 Not stated / included, Far North District: +468
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Higher degrees, Bachelor degrees and Post School (excluding university) qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 57.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 24.0% had no qualifications, compared with 61.6% and 23.3% respectively for the Northland Region.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons with Post school (excluding university) qualifications (19.0% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with School qualifications (29.4% compared to 30.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were in those with:

  • School qualifications (+1,374 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,299 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+720 persons)
  • Post school (excluding university) qualifications (-489 persons)
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