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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Kāpiti Coast District

Qualifications

10,188 people in Kāpiti Coast 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, Kāpiti Coast 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:

  • The age of the population (e.g. older people tend to have more vocational qualifications, while people in their twenties and thirties are more likely to have a university degree);
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling; and
  • Immigration policy

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.

Q:

Derived from the Census questions:

'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
Kāpiti Coast District20182006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2018
Higher degree4,66810.514.61,5394.17.0+3,129
Bachelor degree5,52012.416.63,2408.714.1+2,280
Post school (excluding university)11,69726.322.29,30025.021.3+2,397
School qualification13,21229.828.311,48130.831.1+1,731
No qualification7,16716.113.48,26822.218.1-1,101
Not stated / included2,1274.84.93,4329.28.4-1,305
Total population aged 15+44,391100.0100.037,260100.0100.0+7,131
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 compared to Wellington 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 higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 79.1% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 16.1% had no qualifications, compared with 81.7% and 13.4% respectively for Wellington Region.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Kāpiti Coast District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with Post school (excluding university) qualifications (26.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (16.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (12.4% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (10.5% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2018 were in those with:

  • Higher degrees (+3,129 persons)
  • Post school (excluding university) qualifications (+2,397 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+2,280 persons)
  • School qualifications (+1,731 persons)

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