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Field of qualifications

In the Wairoa District, 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 Wairoa District, 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1742.92.11562.52.0+18
Architecture and building1172.02.61201.92.4-3
Creative arts450.81.4330.51.1+12
Education1833.13.61682.73.4+15
Engineering and related technologies2434.16.12704.36.0-27
Food, hospitality and personal services1111.92.01171.91.9-6
Health1803.04.71923.14.5-12
Information technology390.70.8270.40.8+12
Management and commerce1622.74.81562.54.5+6
Natural and physical sciences300.51.3330.51.1-3
Society and culture1983.34.21893.03.7+9
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)1111.92.6661.11.4+45
No post-school qualification3,40257.350.33,60957.654.5-207
Not stated / included94515.913.61,12818.012.6-183

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.1% Architecture and building, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.6% Creative arts, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.4% Education, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.6% Engineering and related technologies, Hawke's Bay Region: 6.1% Food, hospitality and personal services, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.0% Health, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.7% Information technology, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.8% Management and commerce, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.8% Natural and physical sciences, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.3% Society and culture, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.2% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wairoa District: 2.9% Architecture and building, Wairoa District: 2.0% Creative arts, Wairoa District: 0.8% Education, Wairoa District: 3.1% Engineering and related technologies, Wairoa District: 4.1% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wairoa District: 1.9% Health, Wairoa District: 3.0% Information technology, Wairoa District: 0.7% Management and commerce, Wairoa District: 2.7% Natural and physical sciences, Wairoa District: 0.5% Society and culture, Wairoa District: 3.3%
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, Wairoa District: +18 Architecture and building, Wairoa District: -3 Creative arts, Wairoa District: +12 Education, Wairoa District: +15 Engineering and related technologies, Wairoa District: -27 Food, hospitality and personal services, Wairoa District: -6 Health, Wairoa District: -12 Information technology, Wairoa District: +12 Management and commerce, Wairoa District: +6 Natural and physical sciences, Wairoa District: -3 Society and culture, Wairoa District: +9
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 Wairoa District shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (243 people or 4.1%)
  • Society and culture (198 people or 3.3%)
  • Education (183 people or 3.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 624 people in total or 10.5% of the population aged 15 years and over.

In comparison, Hawke's Bay Region had 6.1% people who studied Engineering and related technologies; 4.2% who studied Society and culture; and 3.6% who studied Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in the Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and commerce (2.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and related technologies (4.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Health (3.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and culture (3.3% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (-27 people)
  • Agriculture, environmental and related studies (+18 people)
  • Education (+15 people)
  • Creative arts (+12 people)

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