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Thames-Coromandel District

Qualifications of workforce

In 2013, 39.0% of the workforce in the Thames-Coromandel District had a tertiary qualification, compared to 43.2% in Waikato 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree4294.36.43002.94.6+129
Bachelor degree1,08310.814.47837.611.3+300
Post school (excluding university)2,39423.922.52,58325.022.8-189
School qualification3363.43.94204.15.0-84
No qualification4,85448.545.15,58354.049.7-729
Not stated / included9129.17.76756.56.5+237

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, Waikato Region: 6.4% Bachelor degree, Waikato Region: 14.4% Post school (excluding university), Waikato Region: 22.5% School qualification, Waikato Region: 3.9% No qualification, Waikato Region: 45.1% Not stated / included, Waikato Region: 7.7% Higher degree, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.3% Bachelor degree, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.8% Post school (excluding university), Thames-Coromandel District: 23.9% School qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: 3.4% No qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: 48.5% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.1%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +129 Bachelor degree, Thames-Coromandel District: +300 Post school (excluding university), Thames-Coromandel District: -189 School qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: -84 No qualification, Thames-Coromandel District: -729 Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: +237
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 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, 42.4% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 48.5% had no qualifications, compared with 47.1% and 45.1% respectively for the Waikato Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with no qualification (48.5% compared to 45.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with post school qualifications (excluding university) (23.9% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with bachelor degrees (10.8% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with higher degrees (4.3% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-729 people)
  • Bachelor degree (+300 people)
  • Post school (excluding university) (-189 people)
  • Higher degree (+129 people)
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