Tables About New Zealand



Highest Qualification of People in New Zealand,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
No qualification
 897,699  686,226  708,432
Level 1 cert gained at school
 310,215  389,259  386,073
Level 2 cert gained at school
 236,859  283,482  263,847
Level 3/4 cert gained at school
 131,547  156,981  170,055
Overseas secondary school qual
 59,169  163,695  172,590
Level 1,2,3 cert post-school
 86,829  106,188  128,622
Level 4 cert post-school
 169,845  137,628  286,599
Level 5 diploma
 36,612  54,891  110,496
Level 6 diploma
 200,295  209,181  157,866
Bachelor deg and level 7 quals
 149,898  199,932  315,849
Post-grad and honours degree(3)
 74,343  92,151  55,461
Masters degree
......  59,706
Doctorate degree
......  16,770
Not elsewhere included(4)
 432,906  409,914  328,014
Total  2,786,220  2,889,537  3,160,371

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. For further information on the qualifications framework, refer to the statistical standard for qualifications, available from the Statistics New Zealand website: www.stats.govt.nz
3. For 1996 and 2001, post-graduate and honours degree, masters degree and doctorate degree data was collected as part of a higher degree category. For time series, the higher degree data is shown under the post-graduate and honours degree category.
4. Includes responses classified as 'response unidentifiable' and 'not stated' for 1996. Includes 'highest qualification unidentifiable' and 'not stated' for 2001 and 2006.

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Highest Qualification of Māori in New Zealand,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
No qualification
 154,746  122,475  130,146
Level 1 cert gained at school
 41,061  51,138  54,549
Level 2 cert gained at school
 26,337  31,038  31,194
Level 3/4 cert gained at school
 13,098  15,438  17,892
Overseas secondary school qual
 543  948  1,467
Level 1,2,3 cert post-school
 11,040  15,255  21,153
Level 4 cert post-school
 12,825  10,491  27,450
Level 5 diploma
 2,265  6,951  9,456
Level 6 diploma
 12,003  13,551  10,110
Bachelor deg and level 7 quals
 6,255  10,140  17,907
Post-grad and honours degree(3)
 2,217  3,210  2,532
Masters degree
......  2,244
Doctorate degree
......  384
Not elsewhere included(4)
 44,574  49,164  38,925
Total  326,967  329,799  365,406

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. For further information on the qualifications framework, refer to the statistical standard for qualifications, available from the Statistics New Zealand website: www.stats.govt.nz
3. For 1996 and 2001, post-graduate and honours degree, masters degree and doctorate degree data was output as part of a higher degree category. For time series, the higher degree data is shown under the post-graduate and honours degree category.
4. Includes responses classified as 'response unidentifiable' and 'not stated' for 1996. Includes 'highest qualification unidentifiable' and 'not stated' for 2001 and 2006.

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Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals and values for the same data may vary in different tables.