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Napier CityCommunity profile

Napier City

Field of qualifications of workforce

In Napier City, there were more people in the workforce with a Management and commerce qualification than any other field of qualification in 2018.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. Field of study for lower level qualifications are not collected.

Fields of study relate to the type of work and types of industries in the area, but may also indicate people working in areas which don’t match their training. As with other workforce related topics, field of study helps to build up a picture of the economic and employment role of an area, as distinct from its residential role.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Workforce Industries , Workforce Occupation and Workforce Level of Qualification data as well as Field and Level of Qualifications data for the residents for a clearer picture of the skills available in Napier City's workforce.


Derived from the Census question:

'Print the main subject of your highest qualification.'

Workforce field of qualifications
Napier City20182013Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, environmental and related studies4831.91.43841.81.3+99
Architecture and building8193.22.87203.32.6+99
Creative arts6182.42.54892.32.2+129
Engineering and related technologies2,0198.07.51,9509.16.6+69
Food, hospitality and personal services6782.71.86423.01.8+36
Information technology3091.21.62371.11.3+72
Management and commerce2,1788.69.71,6327.66.9+546
Natural and physical sciences5072.02.53751.72.0+132
Society and culture1,6566.66.51,3566.35.6+300
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)1,6176.410.07023.32.2+915
No post-school qualification10,55441.837.59,70845.247.0+846
Not stated / included6812.76.41,0414.812.5-360
Total people25,245100.0100.021,498100.0100.0+3,747
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 (Field of Qualification): Low
Stats NZ data quality rating (Workforce): Moderate
Please note that in the 2018 Census, where data are not provided, responses are sourced from administrative datasets, in line with the procedures developed by Statistics New Zealand to supplement the 2018 dataset. Due to this, there is a reduction in the "Not stated/included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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

  • Management and commerce (2,178 people or 8.6%)
  • Engineering and related technologies (2,019 people or 8.0%)
  • Society and culture (1,656 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,853 people in total or 23.2% of the workforce.

In comparison, New Zealand had 9.7% of the workforce who studied Management and commerce; 7.5% who studied Engineering and related technologies; and 6.5% who studied Society and culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Napier City and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of education (6.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of food, hospitality and personal services (2.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of health (6.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (8.6% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Napier City between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Management and commerce (+546 people)
  • Health (+495 people)
  • Education (+369 people)
  • Society and culture (+300 people)

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