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Field of qualifications

In the Porirua City, there were more people with a Management and commerce 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 Porirua City, 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies2160.60.81950.50.8+21
Architecture and building1,0322.62.88282.32.6+204
Creative arts8852.33.46031.72.6+282
Education1,3743.53.31,1643.33.2+210
Engineering and related technologies2,1125.46.02,0585.76.2+54
Food, hospitality and personal services6871.81.85761.61.7+111
Health1,4973.84.21,2933.64.1+204
Information technology7441.92.26091.71.8+135
Management and commerce2,7457.08.22,3436.58.2+402
Natural and physical sciences6811.72.75521.52.5+129
Society and culture2,4576.39.22,0105.68.7+447
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)8882.32.13931.11.2+495
No post-school qualification18,13546.542.318,27051.046.3-135
Not stated / included5,58914.311.04,91413.710.2+675

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, Porirua City: 0.6% Architecture and building, Porirua City: 2.6% Creative arts, Porirua City: 2.3% Education, Porirua City: 3.5% Engineering and related technologies, Porirua City: 5.4% Food, hospitality and personal services, Porirua City: 1.8% Health, Porirua City: 3.8% Information technology, Porirua City: 1.9% Management and commerce, Porirua City: 7.0% Natural and physical sciences, Porirua City: 1.7% Society and culture, Porirua City: 6.3%
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, Porirua City: +21 Architecture and building, Porirua City: +204 Creative arts, Porirua City: +282 Education, Porirua City: +210 Engineering and related technologies, Porirua City: +54 Food, hospitality and personal services, Porirua City: +111 Health, Porirua City: +204 Information technology, Porirua City: +135 Management and commerce, Porirua City: +402 Natural and physical sciences, Porirua City: +129 Society and culture, Porirua City: +447
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 Porirua City shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Management and commerce (2,745 people or 7.0%)
  • Society and culture (2,457 people or 6.3%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (2,112 people or 5.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,314 people in total or 18.7% of the population aged 15 years and over.

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in the Porirua City and Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and culture (6.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and commerce (7.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Creative arts (2.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Natural and physical sciences (1.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in the Porirua City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Society and culture (+447 people)
  • Management and commerce (+402 people)
  • Creative arts (+282 people)
  • Education (+210 people)

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