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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Ruapehu District, there were more people in the workforce with a Engineering and related technologies 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 Ruapehu District'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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1923.72.71863.32.5+6
Architecture and building1502.92.81352.42.6+15
Creative arts721.41.7631.11.3+9
Education2494.84.82193.94.4+30
Engineering and related technologies3727.28.33756.77.8-3
Food, hospitality and personal services1172.22.51352.42.4-18
Health2134.16.22163.95.6-3
Information technology480.91.0480.91.00
Management and commerce2645.16.42734.95.9-9
Natural and physical sciences751.42.4751.32.30
Society and culture2765.35.52674.85.4+9
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)1322.52.6991.81.5+33
No post-school qualification2,70952.148.23,13856.052.1-429
Not stated / included3336.44.93726.65.3-39

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.7% Architecture and building, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.8% Creative arts, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.7% Education, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.8% Engineering and related technologies, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.3% Food, hospitality and personal services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.5% Health, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.2% Information technology, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.0% Management and commerce, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.4% Natural and physical sciences, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.4% Society and culture, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.5% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Ruapehu District: 3.7% Architecture and building, Ruapehu District: 2.9% Creative arts, Ruapehu District: 1.4% Education, Ruapehu District: 4.8% Engineering and related technologies, Ruapehu District: 7.2% Food, hospitality and personal services, Ruapehu District: 2.2% Health, Ruapehu District: 4.1% Information technology, Ruapehu District: 0.9% Management and commerce, Ruapehu District: 5.1% Natural and physical sciences, Ruapehu District: 1.4% Society and culture, Ruapehu District: 5.3%
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, Ruapehu District: +6 Architecture and building, Ruapehu District: +15 Creative arts, Ruapehu District: +9 Education, Ruapehu District: +30 Engineering and related technologies, Ruapehu District: -3 Food, hospitality and personal services, Ruapehu District: -18 Health, Ruapehu District: -3 Information technology, Ruapehu District: 0 Management and commerce, Ruapehu District: -9 Natural and physical sciences, Ruapehu District: 0 Society and culture, Ruapehu District: +9
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 Ruapehu District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (372 people or 7.2%)
  • Society and culture (276 people or 5.3%)
  • Management and commerce (264 people or 5.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 912 people in total or 17.5% of the workforce.

In comparison, Manawatu-Wanganui Region had 8.3% of the workforce who studied Engineering and related technologies; 5.5% who studied Society and culture; and 6.4% who studied Management and commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of agriculture, environmental and related studies (3.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of health (4.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (5.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of engineering and related technologies (7.2% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education (+30 people)
  • Food, hospitality and personal services (-18 people)
  • Architecture and building (+15 people)
  • Creative arts (+9 people)
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