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In 2018, 51.5% of the workforce in Far North District had a tertiary qualification, compared to 52.5% in Northland Region.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Field of Qualification data as well as information on the Level and Field of Qualification of residents for a full education analysis for Far North District.
'What is your highest secondary school qualification?', 'Apart from secondary school qualifications do you have another completed qualification?', and 'What is your highest qualification?'
|Workforce highest qualification achieved|
|Far North District||2018||2006||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Northland Region %||Number||%||Northland Region %||2006 to 2018|
|Post school (excluding university)||7,509||32.4||33.6||4,071||22.5||24.0||+3,438|
|Not stated / included||969||4.2||6.2||1,476||8.2||7.4||-507|
Analysis of the qualifications of the workforce in Far North District in 2018 compared to Northland Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Higher degrees, Bachelor degrees and Post School (excluding university) qualifications), as well as a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 80.3% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 15.5% had no qualifications, compared with 79.6% and 14.3% respectively for Northland Region.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Far North District and Northland Region were:
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Far North District between 2006 and 2018 were:
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