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In Far North District, there were more people with a Engineering and related technologies 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 Far North 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.
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|
|Far North District||2018||2013||Change|
|Field of highest qualification level||Number||%||Northland Region %||Number||%||Northland Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Agriculture, environmental and related studies||891||1.7||1.6||822||1.9||1.8||+69|
|Architecture and building||1,101||2.2||2.4||1,125||2.6||2.8||-24|
|Engineering and related technologies||2,391||4.7||5.7||2,415||5.6||6.5||-24|
|Food, hospitality and personal services||708||1.4||1.5||750||1.7||1.7||-42|
|Management and commerce||2,214||4.3||4.9||1,602||3.7||4.2||+612|
|Natural and physical sciences||672||1.3||1.4||501||1.2||1.2||+171|
|Society and culture||2,181||4.3||4.2||1,731||4.0||3.8||+450|
|Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)||7,278||14.2||11.8||1,011||2.3||2.2||+6,267|
|No post-school qualification||23,319||45.6||46.9||21,126||48.7||49.3||+2,193|
|Not stated / included||5,511||10.8||8.4||8,307||19.2||16.2||-2,796|
|Total population aged 15+||51,168||100.0||100.0||43,350||100.0||100.0||+7,818|
Analysis of the field of qualifications in Far North District shows that the three largest fields the population were qualified in were:
In combination these three fields accounted for 6,786 people in total or 13.3% of the population aged 15 years and over.
In comparison, Northland Region had 5.7% people who studied Engineering and related technologies; 4.9% who studied Management and commerce; and 4.2% who studied Society and culture.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in Far North District and Northland Region were:
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in Far North District between 2013 and 2018 were:
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