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Field of qualifications

In the Ruapehu District, there were more people with a Engineering and related technologies 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 Ruapehu District, 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies2582.81.72522.51.7+6
Architecture and building2042.22.41921.92.3+12
Creative arts1081.21.4900.91.2+18
Education2883.23.52852.83.3+3
Engineering and related technologies4505.06.05135.05.9-63
Food, hospitality and personal services1561.71.91771.71.8-21
Health2733.04.73002.94.4-27
Information technology690.80.8750.70.8-6
Management and commerce3393.74.53513.54.3-12
Natural and physical sciences901.01.8900.91.70
Society and culture3483.84.43453.44.2+3
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)1862.02.11501.51.3+36
No post-school qualification4,98955.052.05,68855.955.4-699
Not stated / included1,31714.512.81,66516.411.6-348

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.7% Architecture and building, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.4% Creative arts, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.4% Education, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.5% Engineering and related technologies, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.0% Food, hospitality and personal services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.9% Health, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.7% Information technology, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.8% Management and commerce, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.5% Natural and physical sciences, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.8% Society and culture, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.4% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Ruapehu District: 2.8% Architecture and building, Ruapehu District: 2.2% Creative arts, Ruapehu District: 1.2% Education, Ruapehu District: 3.2% Engineering and related technologies, Ruapehu District: 5.0% Food, hospitality and personal services, Ruapehu District: 1.7% Health, Ruapehu District: 3.0% Information technology, Ruapehu District: 0.8% Management and commerce, Ruapehu District: 3.7% Natural and physical sciences, Ruapehu District: 1.0% Society and culture, Ruapehu District: 3.8%
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, Ruapehu District: +6 Architecture and building, Ruapehu District: +12 Creative arts, Ruapehu District: +18 Education, Ruapehu District: +3 Engineering and related technologies, Ruapehu District: -63 Food, hospitality and personal services, Ruapehu District: -21 Health, Ruapehu District: -27 Information technology, Ruapehu District: -6 Management and commerce, Ruapehu District: -12 Natural and physical sciences, Ruapehu District: 0 Society and culture, Ruapehu District: +3
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 Ruapehu District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (450 people or 5.0%)
  • Society and culture (348 people or 3.8%)
  • Management and commerce (339 people or 3.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,137 people in total or 12.5% of the population aged 15 years and over.

In comparison, Manawatu-Wanganui Region had 6.0% people who studied Engineering and related technologies; 4.4% who studied Society and culture; and 4.5% who studied Management and commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in the Ruapehu District and Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Agriculture, environmental and related studies (2.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Health (3.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and related technologies (5.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Natural and physical sciences (1.0% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (-63 people)
  • Health (-27 people)
  • Food, hospitality and personal services (-21 people)
  • Creative arts (+18 people)

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