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Field of qualifications

In the Upper Hutt City, there were more people with a Engineering and related technologies qualification than any other field of qualification in 2013.

The field of qualification information indicates, for the highest qualification the person has received, what was the primary field of study. This is likely to have some relationship to the person’s current occupation, but this is not necessarily the case. The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The aspirations of people to enter a particular industry or profession;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification, and;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

In the Upper Hutt City, the population's field of qualifications, in conjunction with Income statistics, Occupations and Educational Qualifications, is an important indicator of the skills that are available in the community.

Derived from the Census question:

'Print your highest qualification level and the main subject.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Field of qualifications
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies2160.70.81860.60.8+30
Architecture and building1,0623.32.89723.22.6+90
Creative arts5341.73.43781.32.6+156
Education1,0083.13.38913.03.2+117
Engineering and related technologies2,3797.46.02,2777.66.2+102
Food, hospitality and personal services7232.31.86032.01.7+120
Health1,1973.74.21,0563.54.1+141
Information technology5341.72.24201.41.8+114
Management and commerce2,1216.68.21,8786.38.2+243
Natural and physical sciences6452.02.75882.02.5+57
Society and culture1,7165.49.21,3654.68.7+351
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)6542.02.13031.01.2+351
No post-school qualification15,49548.442.315,88253.146.3-387
Not stated / included3,73511.711.03,11710.410.2+618

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

Field of qualifications, 2013
Field of qualifications, 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wellington Region: 0.8% Architecture and building, Wellington Region: 2.8% Creative arts, Wellington Region: 3.4% Education, Wellington Region: 3.3% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington Region: 6.0% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington Region: 1.8% Health, Wellington Region: 4.2% Information technology, Wellington Region: 2.2% Management and commerce, Wellington Region: 8.2% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington Region: 2.7% Society and culture, Wellington Region: 9.2% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% Architecture and building, Upper Hutt City: 3.3% Creative arts, Upper Hutt City: 1.7% Education, Upper Hutt City: 3.1% Engineering and related technologies, Upper Hutt City: 7.4% Food, hospitality and personal services, Upper Hutt City: 2.3% Health, Upper Hutt City: 3.7% Information technology, Upper Hutt City: 1.7% Management and commerce, Upper Hutt City: 6.6% Natural and physical sciences, Upper Hutt City: 2.0% Society and culture, Upper Hutt City: 5.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013
Change in field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Upper Hutt City: +30 Architecture and building, Upper Hutt City: +90 Creative arts, Upper Hutt City: +156 Education, Upper Hutt City: +117 Engineering and related technologies, Upper Hutt City: +102 Food, hospitality and personal services, Upper Hutt City: +120 Health, Upper Hutt City: +141 Information technology, Upper Hutt City: +114 Management and commerce, Upper Hutt City: +243 Natural and physical sciences, Upper Hutt City: +57 Society and culture, Upper Hutt City: +351
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 in the Upper Hutt City shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (2,379 people or 7.4%)
  • Management and commerce (2,121 people or 6.6%)
  • Society and culture (1,716 people or 5.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,216 people in total or 19.4% of the population aged 15 years and over.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 6.0% people who studied Engineering and related technologies; 8.2% who studied Management and commerce; and 9.2% who studied Society and culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in the Upper Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and related technologies (7.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and culture (5.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Creative arts (1.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and commerce (6.6% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in the Upper Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Society and culture (+351 people)
  • Management and commerce (+243 people)
  • Creative arts (+156 people)
  • Health (+141 people)

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