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Thames-Coromandel District

Qualifications

2,199 people in the Thames-Coromandel 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, Thames-Coromandel 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
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Qualification levelNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree6873.14.34562.13.1+231
Bachelor degree1,5126.99.81,2155.77.9+297
Post school (excluding university)5,03123.020.95,18724.322.1-156
School qualification6,88531.431.66,27329.330.2+612
No qualification5,41224.721.95,97928.025.8-567
Not stated / included2,37910.911.42,27110.610.9+108

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, Waikato Region: 4.3% Bachelor degree, Waikato Region: 9.8% Post school (excluding university), Waikato Region: 20.9% School qualification, Waikato Region: 31.6% No qualification, Waikato Region: 21.9% Not stated / included, Waikato Region: 11.4% Higher degree, Thames-Coromandel District: 3.1% Bachelor degree, Thames-Coromandel District: 6.9% Post school (excluding university), Thames-Coromandel District: 23.0% School qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: 31.4% No qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: 24.7% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.9%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +231 Bachelor degree, Thames-Coromandel District: +297 Post school (excluding university), Thames-Coromandel District: -156 School qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: +612 No qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: -567 Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: +108
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato 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, 64.4% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 24.7% had no qualifications, compared with 66.7% and 21.9% respectively for the Waikato Region.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (24.7% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with Post school (excluding university) qualifications (23.0% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (6.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (3.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • School qualifications (+612 persons)
  • No qualifications (-567 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+297 persons)
  • Higher degrees (+231 persons)
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