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.
|Te Waipounamu - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Qualification||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Post school (excluding university)||11,589||20.1||19.3||10,431||20.0||19.8||+1,158||4002|
|Total aged 15+||57,711||100.0||100.0||52,059||100.0||100.0||+5,652|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people with School qualification (37.0% compared to 34.4%)
- A smaller percentage of people with No qualification (27.1% compared to 28.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- School qualification (+3,879 people)
- Bachelor degree (+1,236 people)
- No qualification (-1,215 people)
- Post school (excluding university) (+1,158 people)