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Ruapehu District

Qualifications of workforce

In 2013, 33.6% of the workforce in the Ruapehu District had a tertiary qualification, compared to 40.0% in Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to work in an area;
  • 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Field of Qualification data as well as information on the Level and Field of Qualification of residents for a full education analysis for Ruapehu District.

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.'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce highest qualification achieved
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree1683.25.81202.14.7+48
Bachelor degree4568.812.23937.09.7+63
Post school (excluding university)1,12221.621.91,21221.622.1-90
School qualification2134.13.83095.55.1-96
No qualification2,70952.148.23,13856.052.1-429
Not stated / included53110.28.04297.76.3+102

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Workforce highest qualification achieved, 2013
Workforce highest qualification achieved, 2013 Higher degree, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.8% Bachelor degree, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 12.2% Post school (excluding university), Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 21.9% School qualification, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.8% No qualification, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 48.2% Not stated / included, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.0% Higher degree, Ruapehu District: 3.2% Bachelor degree, Ruapehu District: 8.8% Post school (excluding university), Ruapehu District: 21.6% School qualification, Ruapehu District: 4.1% No qualification, Ruapehu District: 52.1% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 10.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2013 Higher degree, Ruapehu District: +48 Bachelor degree, Ruapehu District: +63 Post school (excluding university), Ruapehu District: -90 School qualification, Ruapehu District: -96 No qualification, Ruapehu District: -429 Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: +102
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 workforce 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, 37.7% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 52.1% had no qualifications, compared with 43.8% and 48.2% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with no qualification (52.1% compared to 48.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with bachelor degrees (8.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with higher degrees (3.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • No qualification (-429 people)
  • School qualification (-96 people)
  • Post school (excluding university) (-90 people)
  • Bachelor degree (+63 people)
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