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Qualifications of workforce

In 2013, 39.1% of the workforce in the Far North District had a tertiary qualification, compared to 40.7% in Northland Region.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to work in an area;
  • 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Field of Qualification data as well as information on the Level and Field of Qualification of residents for a full education analysis for Far North District.

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.'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce highest qualification achieved
Far North District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree1,0235.25.26663.73.6+357
Bachelor degree2,31311.912.41,6299.09.3+684
Post school (excluding university)4,29622.023.14,07122.524.0+225
School qualification6693.43.59125.04.9-243
No qualification9,29447.646.69,34851.650.9-54
Not stated / included1,9209.89.21,4768.27.4+444

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

Workforce highest qualification achieved, 2013
Workforce highest qualification achieved, 2013 Higher degree, Northland Region: 5.2% Bachelor degree, Northland Region: 12.4% Post school (excluding university), Northland Region: 23.1% School qualification, Northland Region: 3.5% No qualification, Northland Region: 46.6% Not stated / included, Northland Region: 9.2% Higher degree, Far North District: 5.2% Bachelor degree, Far North District: 11.9% Post school (excluding university), Far North District: 22.0% School qualification, Far North District: 3.4% No qualification, Far North District: 47.6% Not stated / included, Far North District: 9.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013 Higher degree, Far North District: +357 Bachelor degree, Far North District: +684 Post school (excluding university), Far North District: +225 School qualification, Far North District: -243 No qualification, Far North District: -54 Not stated / included, Far North District: +444
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 workforce 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, 42.5% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 47.6% had no qualifications, compared with 44.2% and 46.6% respectively for the Northland Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with no qualification (47.6% compared to 46.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with post school qualifications (excluding university) (22.0% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor degree (+684 people)
  • Higher degree (+357 people)
  • School qualification (-243 people)
  • Post school (excluding university) (+225 people)
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