Derived from three Census questions:'What is your highest secondary school qualification?','Apart from secondary school qualifications do you have another completed qualification?'
Highest qualification achieved
Educational qualifications are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status, especially when viewed in conjunction with other data sources such as Income Statistics and Occupation data. Factors which influence the level of educational qualifications in a population include:
- 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);
- professional or working ambitions (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults); and
- opportunities afforded to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
This data is for the population over 15 years of age.
|New Zealand - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Qualification||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Post school (excluding university)||86,322||19.3||19.3||83,613||19.8||19.8||+2,709||4002|
|Total aged 15+||447,507||100.0||100.0||421,980||100.0||100.0||+25,527|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
There were no major differences in the qualifications held by the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- School qualification (+24,432 people)
- No qualification (-14,973 people)
- Bachelor degree (+10,128 people)
- Higher degree (+4,401 people)