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Qualifications

363 people in the Wairoa 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, Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Higher degree781.33.1510.82.1+27
Bachelor degree2854.88.92103.46.9+75
Post school (excluding university)1,02917.321.41,18218.922.6-153
School qualification1,76429.730.91,65026.429.5+114
No qualification1,88431.723.32,15434.427.5-270
Not stated / included90615.212.41,01416.211.3-108

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.1% Bachelor degree, Hawke's Bay Region: 8.9% Post school (excluding university), Hawke's Bay Region: 21.4% School qualification, Hawke's Bay Region: 30.9% No qualification, Hawke's Bay Region: 23.3% Not stated / included, Hawke's Bay Region: 12.4% Higher degree, Wairoa District: 1.3% Bachelor degree, Wairoa District: 4.8% Post school (excluding university), Wairoa District: 17.3% School qualification, Wairoa District: 29.7% No qualification, Wairoa District: 31.7% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 15.2%
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, Wairoa District: +27 Bachelor degree, Wairoa District: +75 Post school (excluding university), Wairoa District: -153 School qualification, Wairoa District: +114 No qualification, Wairoa District: -270 Not stated / included, Wairoa 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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay 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, 53.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 31.7% had no qualifications, compared with 64.4% and 23.3% respectively for the Hawke's Bay Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (31.7% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (4.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Post school (excluding university) qualifications (17.3% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (1.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-270 persons)
  • Post school (excluding university) qualifications (-153 persons)
  • School qualifications (+114 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+75 persons)
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