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In 2018, 61.7% of the workforce in the Wellington Region had a tertiary qualification, compared to 56.8% in North Island.
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 Wellington Region.
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|Workforce highest qualification achieved|
|Qualification level||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Post school (excluding university)||66,162||23.9||26.9||46,476||22.0||24.1||+19,686|
|Not stated / included||11,427||4.1||6.1||4,137||2.0||2.7||+7,290|
Analysis of the qualifications of the workforce in the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to North Island shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Higher degrees, Bachelor degrees and Post School (excluding university) qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 87.9% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 8.0% had no qualifications, compared with 83.6% and 10.3% respectively for North Island.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Wellington Region and North Island were:
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Wellington Region between 2013 and 2018 were:
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