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South WairarapaCommunity profile

South Wairarapa District

Field of qualifications of workforce

In South Wairarapa District, 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 South Wairarapa District's workforce.


Derived from the Census question:

'Print the main subject of your highest qualification.'

Workforce field of qualifications
South Wairarapa District20182013Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, environmental and related studies1864.50.92105.91.2-24
Architecture and building1263.12.91263.53.10
Creative arts1202.94.2782.24.2+42
Engineering and related technologies2165.36.81985.67.4+18
Food, hospitality and personal services1082.61.71053.02.2+3
Information technology270.72.8210.63.0+6
Management and commerce3518.511.12376.711.0+114
Natural and physical sciences1022.53.3752.13.4+27
Society and culture2616.310.82196.211.8+42
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)2105.17.9902.52.4+120
No post-school qualification1,87545.633.41,68347.437.0+192
Not stated / included992.44.81744.93.9-75
Total people4,113100.0100.03,552100.0100.0+561
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 South Wairarapa District shows that the three largest fields the population were qualified in were:

  • Management and commerce (351 people or 8.5%)
  • Society and culture (261 people or 6.3%)
  • Education (243 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 855 people in total or 20.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region had 11.1% of the workforce who studied Management and commerce; 10.8% who studied Society and culture; and 4.3% who studied Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in South Wairarapa District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of agriculture, environmental and related studies (4.5% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of society and culture (6.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (8.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of information technology (0.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in South Wairarapa District between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Management and commerce (+114 people)
  • Education (+48 people)
  • Health (+48 people)
  • Creative arts (+42 people)

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