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Qualifications of workforce

In 2013, 43.0% of the workforce in the Napier City had a tertiary qualification, compared to 34.7% in New Zealand.

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 Napier City.

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
Napier City20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Higher degree1,1075.15.77743.64.2+333
Bachelor degree2,85313.312.12,20210.210.0+651
Post school (excluding university)5,28924.616.95,26824.417.6+21
School qualification8493.93.01,1825.54.1-333
No qualification9,70845.247.010,72549.750.9-1,017
Not stated / included1,6927.915.31,4436.713.3+249

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, New Zealand: 5.7% Bachelor degree, New Zealand: 12.1% Post school (excluding university), New Zealand: 16.9% School qualification, New Zealand: 3.0% No qualification, New Zealand: 47.0% Not stated / included, New Zealand: 15.3% Higher degree, Napier City: 5.1% Bachelor degree, Napier City: 13.3% Post school (excluding university), Napier City: 24.6% School qualification, Napier City: 3.9% No qualification, Napier City: 45.2% Not stated / included, Napier City: 7.9%
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, Napier City: +333 Bachelor degree, Napier City: +651 Post school (excluding university), Napier City: +21 School qualification, Napier City: -333 No qualification, Napier City: -1,017 Not stated / included, Napier City: +249
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 Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Higher degrees, Bachelor degrees and Post School (excluding university) qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 47.0% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 45.2% had no qualifications, compared with 37.7% and 47.0% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of people with post school qualifications (excluding university) (24.6% compared to 16.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with bachelor degrees (13.3% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with no qualification (45.2% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Napier City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • No qualification (-1,017 people)
  • Bachelor degree (+651 people)
  • Higher degree (+333 people)
  • School qualification (-333 people)
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