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In Ashburton District Council, there were more people with a Management and commerce qualification than any other field of qualification in 2018.
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:
In Ashburton District Council, 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.
Please note:Stats NZ has given Field of qualification data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "poor". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.
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|Field of qualifications|
|Ashburton District Council||2018||2013||Change|
|Field of highest qualification level||Number||%||New Zealand %||Number||%||New Zealand %||2013 to 2018|
|Agriculture, environmental and related studies||936||3.5||1.2||864||3.5||1.3||+72|
|Architecture and building||555||2.1||2.3||645||2.6||2.6||-90|
|Engineering and related technologies||1,464||5.5||6.2||1,422||5.8||6.6||+42|
|Food, hospitality and personal services||483||1.8||1.6||504||2.0||1.8||-21|
|Management and commerce||1,680||6.3||8.0||1,149||4.7||6.9||+531|
|Natural and physical sciences||297||1.1||2.2||261||1.1||2.0||+36|
|Society and culture||744||2.8||5.7||675||2.7||5.6||+69|
|Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)||1,920||7.2||8.8||504||2.0||2.2||+1,416|
|No post-school qualification||14,424||54.2||44.7||13,632||55.4||47.0||+792|
|Not stated / included||1,644||6.2||7.1||2,961||12.0||12.5||-1,317|
|Total population aged 15+||26,610||100.0||100.0||24,615||100.0||100.0||+1,995|
Analysis of the field of qualifications in Ashburton District Council shows that the three largest fields the population were qualified in were:
In combination these three fields accounted for 4,329 people in total or 16.3% of the population aged 15 years and over.
In comparison, New Zealand had 8.0% people who studied Management and commerce; 6.2% who studied Engineering and related technologies; and 4.8% who studied Health.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in Ashburton District Council and New Zealand were:
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in Ashburton District Council between 2013 and 2018 were:
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