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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District


3,591 people in Thames-Coromandel 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, Thames-Coromandel 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.


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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Qualification levelNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Higher degree1,3925.57.46873.14.3+705
Bachelor degree2,1998.711.31,5126.99.8+687
Post school (excluding university)6,89727.127.05,03423.020.9+1,863
School qualification7,25728.628.46,88231.431.6+375
No qualification5,87423.119.95,41224.721.9+462
Not stated / included1,7917.06.02,37910.911.4-588
Total population aged 15+25,410100.0100.021,906100.0100.0+3,504
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: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to Waikato 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, 69.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 23.1% had no qualifications, compared with 74.1% and 19.9% respectively for Waikato Region.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (23.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor degrees (8.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Higher degrees (5.5% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in Thames-Coromandel District between 2013 and 2018 were in those with:

  • Post school (excluding university) qualifications (+1,863 persons)
  • Higher degrees (+705 persons)
  • Bachelor degrees (+687 persons)
  • No qualifications (+462 persons)

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