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Ruapehu District

Qualifications

735 people in the Ruapehu District 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, Ruapehu District'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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree2012.24.31441.43.4+57
Bachelor degree5345.98.44534.56.9+81
Post school (excluding university)1,73119.119.82,12720.921.7-396
School qualification2,82931.232.02,80827.630.0+21
No qualification2,56828.323.93,09630.427.7-528
Not stated / included1,21513.411.61,54515.210.3-330

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.3% Bachelor degree, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.4% Post school (excluding university), Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 19.8% School qualification, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 32.0% No qualification, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 23.9% Not stated / included, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.6% Higher degree, Ruapehu District: 2.2% Bachelor degree, Ruapehu District: 5.9% Post school (excluding university), Ruapehu District: 19.1% School qualification, Ruapehu District: 31.2% No qualification, Ruapehu District: 28.3% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 13.4%
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, Ruapehu District: +57 Bachelor degree, Ruapehu District: +81 Post school (excluding university), Ruapehu District: -396 School qualification, Ruapehu District: +21 No qualification, Ruapehu District: -528 Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: -330
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region 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, 58.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 28.3% had no qualifications, compared with 64.5% and 23.9% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (28.3% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (5.9% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (2.2% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-528 persons)
  • Post school (excluding university) qualifications (-396 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+81 persons)
  • Higher degrees (+57 persons)
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