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Field of qualifications of workforce

In the Wellington City, there were more people in the workforce with a Society and culture qualification than any other field of qualification in 2013.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. Field of study for lower level qualifications are not collected.

Fields of study relate to the type of work and types of industries in the area, but may also indicate people working in areas which don’t match their training. As with other workforce related topics, field of study helps to build up a picture of the economic and employment role of an area, as distinct from its residential role.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Level of Qualification data as well as Field and Level of Qualifications data for the residents for a clearer picture of the skills available in Wellington City's workforce.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce field of qualifications
Wellington City20132006Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, environmental and related studies9750.81.28670.81.1+108
Architecture and building3,4202.73.12,7902.52.7+630
Creative arts7,0295.54.24,7944.33.1+2,235
Education4,3863.44.23,8613.54.1+525
Engineering and related technologies8,3226.57.47,5186.77.6+804
Food, hospitality and personal services2,4721.92.22,0311.82.1+441
Health6,1864.95.45,2144.75.0+972
Information technology5,2624.13.03,6273.22.3+1,635
Management and commerce17,76913.911.015,61214.010.7+2,157
Natural and physical sciences5,2534.13.44,3563.93.2+897
Society and culture20,01915.711.817,31015.511.3+2,709
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)2,7992.22.41,3741.21.3+1,425
No post-school qualification39,40530.937.038,14234.241.0+1,263
Not stated / included4,1673.33.94,1613.74.4+6

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

Workforce field of qualifications, 2013
Workforce field of qualifications, 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wellington Region: 1.2% Architecture and building, Wellington Region: 3.1% Creative arts, Wellington Region: 4.2% Education, Wellington Region: 4.2% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington Region: 7.4% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington Region: 2.2% Health, Wellington Region: 5.4% Information technology, Wellington Region: 3.0% Management and commerce, Wellington Region: 11.0% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington Region: 3.4% Society and culture, Wellington Region: 11.8% Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wellington City: 0.8% Architecture and building, Wellington City: 2.7% Creative arts, Wellington City: 5.5% Education, Wellington City: 3.4% Engineering and related technologies, Wellington City: 6.5% Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington City: 1.9% Health, Wellington City: 4.9% Information technology, Wellington City: 4.1% Management and commerce, Wellington City: 13.9% Natural and physical sciences, Wellington City: 4.1% Society and culture, Wellington City: 15.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce field of qualifications, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, environmental and related studies, Wellington City: +108 Architecture and building, Wellington City: +630 Creative arts, Wellington City: +2,235 Education, Wellington City: +525 Engineering and related technologies, Wellington City: +804 Food, hospitality and personal services, Wellington City: +441 Health, Wellington City: +972 Information technology, Wellington City: +1,635 Management and commerce, Wellington City: +2,157 Natural and physical sciences, Wellington City: +897 Society and culture, Wellington City: +2,709
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 of the workforce in the Wellington City shows that the three largest fields the population was qualified in were:

  • Society and culture (20,019 people or 15.7%)
  • Management and commerce (17,769 people or 13.9%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (8,322 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 46,110 people in total or 36.2% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 11.8% of the workforce who studied Society and culture; 11.0% who studied Management and commerce; and 7.4% who studied Engineering and related technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (15.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (13.9% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of creative arts (5.5% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of information technology (4.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and culture (+2,709 people)
  • Creative arts (+2,235 people)
  • Management and commerce (+2,157 people)
  • Information technology (+1,635 people)
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