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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Porirua City, 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 Porirua City'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
Porirua City20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1080.81.2900.71.1+18
Architecture and building4863.43.14053.22.7+81
Creative arts3632.64.22732.13.1+90
Education9066.44.28256.54.1+81
Engineering and related technologies1,0357.37.49127.17.6+123
Food, hospitality and personal services3512.52.22762.22.1+75
Health1,2188.65.49367.35.0+282
Information technology2942.13.02191.72.3+75
Management and commerce9666.911.08826.910.7+84
Natural and physical sciences3302.33.43152.53.2+15
Society and culture1,1498.211.81,0147.911.3+135
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)3932.82.41831.41.3+210
No post-school qualification5,81441.337.05,74845.041.0+66
Not stated / included6814.83.96875.44.4-6

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, Porirua City: 0.8% Architecture and building, Porirua City: 3.4% Creative arts, Porirua City: 2.6% Education, Porirua City: 6.4% Engineering and related technologies, Porirua City: 7.3% Food, hospitality and personal services, Porirua City: 2.5% Health, Porirua City: 8.6% Information technology, Porirua City: 2.1% Management and commerce, Porirua City: 6.9% Natural and physical sciences, Porirua City: 2.3% Society and culture, Porirua City: 8.2%
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, Porirua City: +18 Architecture and building, Porirua City: +81 Creative arts, Porirua City: +90 Education, Porirua City: +81 Engineering and related technologies, Porirua City: +123 Food, hospitality and personal services, Porirua City: +75 Health, Porirua City: +282 Information technology, Porirua City: +75 Management and commerce, Porirua City: +84 Natural and physical sciences, Porirua City: +15 Society and culture, Porirua City: +135
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 Porirua City shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Health (1,218 people or 8.6%)
  • Society and culture (1,149 people or 8.2%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (1,035 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,402 people in total or 24.1% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 5.4% of the workforce who studied Health; 11.8% who studied Society and culture; and 7.4% who studied Engineering and related technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of health (8.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of education (6.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • 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 (8.2% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+282 people)
  • Society and culture (+135 people)
  • Engineering and related technologies (+123 people)
  • Creative arts (+90 people)
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