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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Field of qualifications

In Hutt City, 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:

  • The age of the population;
  • The aspirations of people to enter a particular industry or profession;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification, and;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

In Hutt City, 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.


Derived from the Census question:

'Print the main subject of your highest qualification.'

Field of qualifications
Hutt City20182013Change
Field of highest qualification levelNumber%Belmont Park and Manor Park %Number%Belmont Park and Manor Park %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, environmental and related studies4140.50.94170.51.5-3
Architecture and building1,9982.42.42,2652.93.0-267
Creative arts2,0252.42.41,7132.22.5+312
Engineering and related technologies5,2356.39.05,2056.78.1+30
Food, hospitality and personal services1,3771.71.91,4761.92.5-99
Information technology1,8452.21.91,6652.20.5+180
Management and commerce7,1138.58.55,7307.47.6+1,383
Natural and physical sciences2,1272.63.31,9022.54.1+225
Society and culture5,7546.96.64,9476.44.1+807
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)6,8678.26.61,5332.03.0+5,334
No post-school qualification37,15544.540.135,94046.540.1+1,215
Not stated / included4,9145.97.59,33012.115.2-4,416
Total population aged 15+83,403100.0100.077,241100.0100.0+6,162
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Poor
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Hutt City shows that the three largest fields the population were qualified in were:

  • Management and commerce (7,113 people or 8.5%)
  • Society and culture (5,754 people or 6.9%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (5,235 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,102 people in total or 21.7% of the population aged 15 years and over.

In comparison, Belmont Park and Manor Park had 8.5% people who studied Management and commerce; 6.6% who studied Society and culture; and 9.0% who studied Engineering and related technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the population in Hutt City and Belmont Park and Manor Park were:

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and related technologies (6.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Natural and physical sciences (2.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Health (4.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Education (3.8% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the population in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Management and commerce (+1,383 people)
  • Society and culture (+807 people)
  • Education (+795 people)
  • Health (+666 people)

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