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Field of qualifications of workforce

In Whangarei District Council, there were more people in the workforce with a Engineering and related technologies 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 Whangarei District Council's workforce.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'Print the main subject of your highest qualification.'

Workforce field of qualifications
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Highest qualification levelNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, environmental and related studies7832.11.46662.21.3+117
Architecture and building1,2063.22.81,0173.32.6+189
Creative arts7322.02.55581.82.2+174
Education2,1245.74.41,5875.23.4+537
Engineering and related technologies3,3278.97.53,08110.16.6+246
Food, hospitality and personal services7832.11.86452.11.8+138
Health3,1868.55.52,5148.24.4+672
Information technology3781.01.63481.11.3+30
Management and commerce2,7907.59.72,1156.96.9+675
Natural and physical sciences7291.92.56092.02.0+120
Society and culture2,1245.76.51,6625.55.6+462
Field of study not given (Although level of attainment given)3,0488.110.08072.62.2+2,241
No post-school qualification15,14140.437.513,38943.947.0+1,752
Not stated / included1,0982.96.41,4764.812.5-378
Total people37,449100.0100.030,474100.0100.0+6,975
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 Whangarei District Council shows that the three largest fields the population were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and related technologies (3,327 people or 8.9%)
  • Health (3,186 people or 8.5%)
  • Management and commerce (2,790 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,303 people in total or 24.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, New Zealand had 7.5% of the workforce who studied Engineering and related technologies; 5.5% who studied Health; and 9.7% who studied Management and commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Whangarei District Council and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of health (8.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of engineering and related technologies (8.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of education (5.7% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of management and commerce (7.5% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and commerce (+675 people)
  • Health (+672 people)
  • Education (+537 people)
  • Society and culture (+462 people)

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