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South Wairarapa District

Field of qualifications of workforce

In the South Wairarapa District, there were more people in the workforce with a Management and commerce 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies2105.91.21504.61.1+60
Architecture and building1263.53.1872.72.7+39
Creative arts782.24.2541.73.1+24
Education1955.54.21474.54.1+48
Engineering and related technologies1985.67.41775.47.6+21
Food, hospitality and personal services1053.02.21023.12.1+3
Health1414.05.41504.65.0-9
Information technology210.63.0210.62.30
Management and commerce2376.711.01865.710.7+51
Natural and physical sciences752.13.4601.83.2+15
Society and culture2196.211.81715.211.3+48
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)902.52.4361.11.3+54
No post-school qualification1,68347.437.01,74053.441.0-57
Not stated / included1744.93.91805.54.4-6

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, South Wairarapa District: 5.9% Architecture and building, South Wairarapa District: 3.5% Creative arts, South Wairarapa District: 2.2% Education, South Wairarapa District: 5.5% Engineering and related technologies, South Wairarapa District: 5.6% Food, hospitality and personal services, South Wairarapa District: 3.0% Health, South Wairarapa District: 4.0% Information technology, South Wairarapa District: 0.6% Management and commerce, South Wairarapa District: 6.7% Natural and physical sciences, South Wairarapa District: 2.1% Society and culture, South Wairarapa District: 6.2%
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, South Wairarapa District: +60 Architecture and building, South Wairarapa District: +39 Creative arts, South Wairarapa District: +24 Education, South Wairarapa District: +48 Engineering and related technologies, South Wairarapa District: +21 Food, hospitality and personal services, South Wairarapa District: +3 Health, South Wairarapa District: -9 Information technology, South Wairarapa District: 0 Management and commerce, South Wairarapa District: +51 Natural and physical sciences, South Wairarapa District: +15 Society and culture, South Wairarapa District: +48
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 South Wairarapa District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Management and commerce (237 people or 6.7%)
  • Society and culture (219 people or 6.2%)
  • Agriculture, environmental and related studies (210 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 666 people in total or 18.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 11.0% of the workforce who studied Management and commerce; 11.8% who studied Society and culture; and 1.2% who studied Agriculture, environmental and related studies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the South Wairarapa District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of agriculture, environmental and related studies (5.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (6.2% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (6.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of information technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Agriculture, environmental and related studies (+60 people)
  • Management and commerce (+51 people)
  • Education (+48 people)
  • Society and culture (+48 people)
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