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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Far North District, there were more people in the workforce with a Engineering and related technologies qualification than any other field of qualification in 2013.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. Field of study for lower level qualifications are not collected.

Fields of study relate to the type of work and types of industries in the area, but may also indicate people working in areas which don’t match their training. As with other workforce related topics, field of study helps to build up a picture of the economic and employment role of an area, as distinct from its residential role.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Level of Qualification data as well as Field and Level of Qualifications data for the residents for a clearer picture of the skills available in Far North District's workforce.

Derived from the Census question:

'Print your highest qualification level and the main subject.'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce field of qualifications
Far North District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies5222.72.64262.42.2+96
Architecture and building6093.13.25343.03.1+75
Creative arts3751.91.82551.41.4+120
Education1,0955.65.21,0175.65.0+78
Engineering and related technologies1,4437.48.81,3447.48.7+99
Food, hospitality and personal services4562.32.24052.22.1+51
Health1,1555.97.08914.96.0+264
Information technology1440.70.91530.80.9-9
Management and commerce1,2186.26.51,0385.76.0+180
Natural and physical sciences3391.71.83241.81.7+15
Society and culture1,2006.15.59305.14.8+270
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)5402.82.62491.41.3+291
No post-school qualification9,29447.646.69,34851.650.9-54
Not stated / included1,1255.85.21,1886.66.0-63

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

Workforce field of qualifications, 2013
Workforce field of qualifications, 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Northland Region: 2.6% Architecture and building, Northland Region: 3.2% Creative arts, Northland Region: 1.8% Education, Northland Region: 5.2% Engineering and related technologies, Northland Region: 8.8% Food, hospitality and personal services, Northland Region: 2.2% Health, Northland Region: 7.0% Information technology, Northland Region: 0.9% Management and commerce, Northland Region: 6.5% Natural and physical sciences, Northland Region: 1.8% Society and culture, Northland Region: 5.5% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Far North District: 2.7% Architecture and building, Far North District: 3.1% Creative arts, Far North District: 1.9% Education, Far North District: 5.6% Engineering and related technologies, Far North District: 7.4% Food, hospitality and personal services, Far North District: 2.3% Health, Far North District: 5.9% Information technology, Far North District: 0.7% Management and commerce, Far North District: 6.2% Natural and physical sciences, Far North District: 1.7% Society and culture, Far North District: 6.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Far North District: +96 Architecture and building, Far North District: +75 Creative arts, Far North District: +120 Education, Far North District: +78 Engineering and related technologies, Far North District: +99 Food, hospitality and personal services, Far North District: +51 Health, Far North District: +264 Information technology, Far North District: -9 Management and commerce, Far North District: +180 Natural and physical sciences, Far North District: +15 Society and culture, Far North District: +270
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 field of qualifications of the workforce in the Far North District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (1,443 people or 7.4%)
  • Management and commerce (1,218 people or 6.2%)
  • Society and culture (1,200 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,861 people in total or 19.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, Northland Region had 8.8% of the workforce who studied Engineering and related technologies; 6.5% who studied Management and commerce; and 5.5% who studied Society and culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Far North District and Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (6.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of education (5.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of engineering and related technologies (7.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of health (5.9% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Society and culture (+270 people)
  • Health (+264 people)
  • Management and commerce (+180 people)
  • Creative arts (+120 people)
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