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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Kāpiti Coast District, there were more people in the workforce with a Society and culture 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1771.41.21471.21.1+30
Architecture and building5524.23.14263.62.7+126
Creative arts4053.14.23002.53.1+105
Education7295.64.26755.74.1+54
Engineering and related technologies8976.97.48377.07.6+60
Food, hospitality and personal services3873.02.23513.02.1+36
Health7595.85.46305.35.0+129
Information technology1351.03.01321.12.3+3
Management and commerce8946.911.08046.810.7+90
Natural and physical sciences2311.83.41921.63.2+39
Society and culture1,0237.811.88617.211.3+162
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)3542.72.41621.41.3+192
No post-school qualification5,88345.137.05,73948.341.0+144
Not stated / included6064.73.96335.34.4-27

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, Wellington Region: 1.2% Architecture and building, Wellington Region: 3.1% Creative arts, Wellington Region: 4.2% Education, Wellington Region: 4.2% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington Region: 7.4% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington Region: 2.2% Health, Wellington Region: 5.4% Information technology, Wellington Region: 3.0% Management and commerce, Wellington Region: 11.0% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington Region: 3.4% Society and culture, Wellington Region: 11.8% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.4% Architecture and building, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.2% Creative arts, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.1% Education, Kāpiti Coast District: 5.6% Engineering and related technologies, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.9% Food, hospitality and personal services, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.0% Health, Kāpiti Coast District: 5.8% Information technology, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.0% Management and commerce, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.9% Natural and physical sciences, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.8% Society and culture, Kāpiti Coast District: 7.8%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +30 Architecture and building, Kāpiti Coast District: +126 Creative arts, Kāpiti Coast District: +105 Education, Kāpiti Coast District: +54 Engineering and related technologies, Kāpiti Coast District: +60 Food, hospitality and personal services, Kāpiti Coast District: +36 Health, Kāpiti Coast District: +129 Information technology, Kāpiti Coast District: +3 Management and commerce, Kāpiti Coast District: +90 Natural and physical sciences, Kāpiti Coast District: +39 Society and culture, Kāpiti Coast District: +162
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 Kāpiti Coast District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Society and culture (1,023 people or 7.8%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (897 people or 6.9%)
  • Management and commerce (894 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,814 people in total or 21.6% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 11.8% of the workforce who studied Society and culture; 7.4% who studied Engineering and related technologies; and 11.0% who studied Management and commerce.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (6.9% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (7.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of information technology (1.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of natural and physical sciences (1.8% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and culture (+162 people)
  • Health (+129 people)
  • Architecture and building (+126 people)
  • Creative arts (+105 people)
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