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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies2162.22.61861.82.5+30
Architecture and building4054.03.04023.92.8+3
Creative arts1801.81.81561.51.4+24
Education5045.05.04534.44.7+51
Engineering and related technologies8108.19.38227.98.7-12
Food, hospitality and personal services2822.82.42462.42.2+36
Health6036.06.16186.05.6-15
Information technology540.51.2540.51.10
Management and commerce6156.17.85345.27.0+81
Natural and physical sciences1861.92.51321.32.3+54
Society and culture4744.75.84624.55.4+12
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)2582.62.71471.41.4+111
No post-school qualification4,85448.545.15,58354.049.7-729
Not stated / included5645.64.85495.35.3+15

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, Waikato Region: 2.6% Architecture and building, Waikato Region: 3.0% Creative arts, Waikato Region: 1.8% Education, Waikato Region: 5.0% Engineering and related technologies, Waikato Region: 9.3% Food, hospitality and personal services, Waikato Region: 2.4% Health, Waikato Region: 6.1% Information technology, Waikato Region: 1.2% Management and commerce, Waikato Region: 7.8% Natural and physical sciences, Waikato Region: 2.5% Society and culture, Waikato Region: 5.8% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.2% Architecture and building, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.0% Creative arts, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.8% Education, Thames-Coromandel District: 5.0% Engineering and related technologies, Thames-Coromandel District: 8.1% Food, hospitality and personal services, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.8% Health, Thames-Coromandel District: 6.0% Information technology, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.5% Management and commerce, Thames-Coromandel District: 6.1% Natural and physical sciences, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.9% Society and culture, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.7%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +30 Architecture and building, Thames-Coromandel District: +3 Creative arts, Thames-Coromandel District: +24 Education, Thames-Coromandel District: +51 Engineering and related technologies, Thames-Coromandel District: -12 Food, hospitality and personal services, Thames-Coromandel District: +36 Health, Thames-Coromandel District: -15 Information technology, Thames-Coromandel District: 0 Management and commerce, Thames-Coromandel District: +81 Natural and physical sciences, Thames-Coromandel District: +54 Society and culture, Thames-Coromandel District: +12
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 Thames-Coromandel District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (810 people or 8.1%)
  • Management and commerce (615 people or 6.1%)
  • Health (603 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,028 people in total or 20.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, Waikato Region had 9.3% of the workforce who studied Engineering and related technologies; 7.8% who studied Management and commerce; and 6.1% who studied Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of architecture and building (4.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (6.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of engineering and related technologies (8.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (4.7% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and commerce (+81 people)
  • Natural and physical sciences (+54 people)
  • Education (+51 people)
  • Food, hospitality and personal services (+36 people)
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