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Data and trends

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The first graph compares education levels of Waikato residents with New Zealand as a whole. The second graph shows a breakdown of the Waikato region by territorial authority. :

  • Twenty two per cent of people in the Waikato region stated that they have no educational qualifications (Level One Certificate or above), whereas only 19 per cent of New Zealanders reported that they have no educational qualifications.
  • The proportion of Waikato residents with no qualification has decreased from 26 per cent in 2006 to 22 per cent in 2013.
  • Thirty-five percent of New Zealanders and 32 per cent of Waikato residents have a post-school qualification such as a vocational qualification or a Bachelor degree or higher degree.

Highest qualification for Waikato Region and NZ

  •  Within the Waikato region, Hamilton city has the highest educated population on average. Thirty-seven per cent of Hamilton residents have a post-school qualification versus 32 per cent for the Waikato region.
  • Hauraki district has the highest proportion of people with no formal qualification (30 per cent)

  Highest qualification by TA

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