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5,796 people in the Napier City had a tertiary qualification in 2013.

Education Qualifications are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Income statistics and Occupation data, Napier City's Education Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of an area and identify skill gaps in the labour market. Level of Educational Qualifications in a population relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the population (e.g. older people tend to have more vocational qualifications, while people in their twenties and thirties are more likely to have a university degree);
  • 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; and
  • Immigration policy

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.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Napier City20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Higher degree1,5453.45.71,0502.44.2+495
Bachelor degree4,2519.312.13,2557.510.0+996
Post school (excluding university)10,36522.719.910,54824.221.6-183
School qualification14,25031.232.512,86129.531.4+1,389
No qualification10,20322.318.611,57126.522.4-1,368
Not stated / included5,09111.111.14,35310.010.4+738

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

Highest qualification achieved, 2013
Highest qualification achieved, 2013 Higher degree, New Zealand: 5.7% Bachelor degree, New Zealand: 12.1% Post school (excluding university), New Zealand: 19.9% School qualification, New Zealand: 32.5% No qualification, New Zealand: 18.6% Not stated / included, New Zealand: 11.1% Higher degree, Napier City: 3.4% Bachelor degree, Napier City: 9.3% Post school (excluding university), Napier City: 22.7% School qualification, Napier City: 31.2% No qualification, Napier City: 22.3% Not stated / included, Napier City: 11.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013 Higher degree, Napier City: +495 Bachelor degree, Napier City: +996 Post school (excluding university), Napier City: -183 School qualification, Napier City: +1,389 No qualification, Napier City: -1,368 Not stated / included, Napier City: +738
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 population in the Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand 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, 66.5% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 22.3% had no qualifications, compared with 70.3% and 18.6% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (22.3% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Post school (excluding university) qualifications (22.7% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (9.3% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (3.4% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Napier City between 2006 and 2013 were in those with:

  • School qualifications (+1,389 persons)
  • No qualifications (-1,368 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+996 persons)
  • Higher degrees (+495 persons)
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