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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Masterton District, there were more people in the workforce with a Health 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies3153.21.22793.01.1+36
Architecture and building3303.43.12612.82.7+69
Creative arts1801.84.21381.53.1+42
Education5285.44.24354.74.1+93
Engineering and related technologies6877.07.46637.17.6+24
Food, hospitality and personal services2702.72.22432.62.1+27
Health7357.55.46066.55.0+129
Information technology720.73.0810.92.3-9
Management and commerce6066.211.06216.610.7-15
Natural and physical sciences1591.63.41591.73.20
Society and culture5886.011.85976.411.3-9
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)2792.82.41171.31.3+162
No post-school qualification4,61747.037.04,64749.841.0-30
Not stated / included4594.73.94925.34.4-33

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, Masterton District: 3.2% Architecture and building, Masterton District: 3.4% Creative arts, Masterton District: 1.8% Education, Masterton District: 5.4% Engineering and related technologies, Masterton District: 7.0% Food, hospitality and personal services, Masterton District: 2.7% Health, Masterton District: 7.5% Information technology, Masterton District: 0.7% Management and commerce, Masterton District: 6.2% Natural and physical sciences, Masterton District: 1.6% Society and culture, Masterton District: 6.0%
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, Masterton District: +36 Architecture and building, Masterton District: +69 Creative arts, Masterton District: +42 Education, Masterton District: +93 Engineering and related technologies, Masterton District: +24 Food, hospitality and personal services, Masterton District: +27 Health, Masterton District: +129 Information technology, Masterton District: -9 Management and commerce, Masterton District: -15 Natural and physical sciences, Masterton District: 0 Society and culture, Masterton District: -9
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 Masterton District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Health (735 people or 7.5%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (687 people or 7.0%)
  • Management and commerce (606 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,028 people in total or 20.6% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 5.4% of the workforce who studied Health; 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 Masterton District and Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (6.0% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (6.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of creative arts (1.8% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of information technology (0.7% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+129 people)
  • Education (+93 people)
  • Architecture and building (+69 people)
  • Creative arts (+42 people)
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