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Field of qualifications

In the Wellington City, there were more people with a Society and culture 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 Wellington 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
Wellington City20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1,0080.60.89720.70.8+36
Architecture and building3,8552.42.83,4892.42.6+366
Creative arts8,1545.23.46,0154.12.6+2,139
Education5,0193.23.34,8093.33.2+210
Engineering and related technologies8,3585.36.08,2355.66.2+123
Food, hospitality and personal services2,5111.61.82,2561.51.7+255
Health7,2454.64.26,6994.54.1+546
Information technology4,5452.92.23,4352.31.8+1,110
Management and commerce16,32010.38.215,87010.78.2+450
Natural and physical sciences5,7183.62.74,9623.42.5+756
Society and culture21,37813.59.219,56613.28.7+1,812
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)3,1982.02.11,6591.11.2+1,539
No post-school qualification56,00435.442.356,48738.246.3-483
Not stated / included14,6799.311.013,2339.010.2+1,446

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, Wellington City: 0.6% Architecture and building, Wellington City: 2.4% Creative arts, Wellington City: 5.2% Education, Wellington City: 3.2% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington City: 5.3% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington City: 1.6% Health, Wellington City: 4.6% Information technology, Wellington City: 2.9% Management and commerce, Wellington City: 10.3% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington City: 3.6% Society and culture, Wellington City: 13.5%
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, Wellington City: +36 Architecture and building, Wellington City: +366 Creative arts, Wellington City: +2,139 Education, Wellington City: +210 Engineering and related technologies, Wellington City: +123 Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington City: +255 Health, Wellington City: +546 Information technology, Wellington City: +1,110 Management and commerce, Wellington City: +450 Natural and physical sciences, Wellington City: +756 Society and culture, Wellington City: +1,812
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 Wellington City shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Society and culture (21,378 people or 13.5%)
  • Management and commerce (16,320 people or 10.3%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (8,358 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 46,056 people in total or 29.2% of the population aged 15 years and over.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and culture (13.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and commerce (10.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Creative arts (5.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Natural and physical sciences (3.6% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Creative arts (+2,139 people)
  • Society and culture (+1,812 people)
  • Information technology (+1,110 people)
  • Natural and physical sciences (+756 people)

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