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6,771 people in Far North District had a tertiary qualification in 2018.
Education Qualifications are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Income statistics and Occupation data, Far North 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:
Please note: Stats NZ has given Qualifications data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". 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.
'What is your highest secondary school qualification?', 'Apart from secondary school qualifications do you have another completed qualification?', and 'What is your highest qualification?'
|Highest qualification achieved|
|Far North District||2018||2013||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Northland Region %||Number||%||Northland Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Post school (excluding university)||15,339||30.0||29.6||8,253||19.0||20.4||+7,086|
|Not stated / included||4,968||9.7||7.6||7,857||18.1||15.2||-2,889|
|Total population aged 15+||51,165||100.0||100.0||43,350||100.0||100.0||+7,815|
Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Far North District in 2018 compared to Northland 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 68.9% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 21.4% had no qualifications, compared with 71.0% and 21.4% respectively for Northland Region.
The major difference between the qualifications held by the population of Far North District and Northland Region is:
The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Far North District between 2013 and 2018 were in those with:
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