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Kāpiti Coast District

Field of qualifications

In the Kāpiti Coast District, there were more people with a Society and culture qualification than any other field of qualification in 2013.

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 the Kāpiti Coast District, the population's field of qualifications, in conjunction with Income statistics, Occupations and Educational Qualifications, is an important indicator of the skills that are available in the community.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Persons aged 15 years and over

Field of qualifications
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies3480.90.83060.80.8+42
Architecture and building1,3053.32.81,1703.12.6+135
Creative arts1,0502.63.47502.02.6+300
Education1,5934.03.31,3953.73.2+198
Engineering and related technologies2,7486.96.02,5176.86.2+231
Food, hospitality and personal services7862.01.87141.91.7+72
Health1,8574.64.21,6384.44.1+219
Information technology4891.22.23541.01.8+135
Management and commerce2,6406.68.22,3376.38.2+303
Natural and physical sciences7681.92.76331.72.5+135
Society and culture2,8237.19.22,2145.98.7+609
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)9842.52.15281.41.2+456
No post-school qualification18,07845.142.318,58849.946.3-510
Not stated / included4,57211.411.04,11311.010.2+459

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

Field of qualifications, 2013
Field of qualifications, 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wellington Region: 0.8% Architecture and building, Wellington Region: 2.8% Creative arts, Wellington Region: 3.4% Education, Wellington Region: 3.3% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington Region: 6.0% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington Region: 1.8% Health, Wellington Region: 4.2% Information technology, Wellington Region: 2.2% Management and commerce, Wellington Region: 8.2% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington Region: 2.7% Society and culture, Wellington Region: 9.2% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.9% Architecture and building, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.3% Creative arts, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.6% Education, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.0% Engineering and related technologies, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.9% Food, hospitality and personal services, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.0% Health, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.6% Information technology, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.2% Management and commerce, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.6% Natural and physical sciences, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.9% Society and culture, Kāpiti Coast District: 7.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013
Change in field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Kāpiti Coast District: +42 Architecture and building, Kāpiti Coast District: +135 Creative arts, Kāpiti Coast District: +300 Education, Kāpiti Coast District: +198 Engineering and related technologies, Kāpiti Coast District: +231 Food, hospitality and personal services, Kāpiti Coast District: +72 Health, Kāpiti Coast District: +219 Information technology, Kāpiti Coast District: +135 Management and commerce, Kāpiti Coast District: +303 Natural and physical sciences, Kāpiti Coast District: +135 Society and culture, Kāpiti Coast District: +609
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 in the Kāpiti Coast District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Society and culture (2,823 people or 7.1%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (2,748 people or 6.9%)
  • Management and commerce (2,640 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,211 people in total or 20.5% of the population aged 15 years and over.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 9.2% people who studied Society and culture; 6.0% who studied Engineering and related technologies; and 8.2% who studied Management and commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in the Kāpiti Coast District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and related technologies (6.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and culture (7.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and commerce (6.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Information technology (1.2% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in the Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Society and culture (+609 people)
  • Management and commerce (+303 people)
  • Creative arts (+300 people)
  • Engineering and related technologies (+231 people)

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