Education of primary caregiver: early childhood

Table 1: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged under five years-old (1991, 2001, 2006)
Highest Qualification Total Primary Caregivers Percentage of Primary Caregivers
1996 2001 2006 1996 2001 2006
No qualification 74,148 49,884 42,862 27.1 19.2 16.3
Not known 21,777 23,613 15,876 8.0 9.1 6.0
School qualification 95,196 107,124 90,717 34.8 41.2 34.4
Vocational qualification 54,156 49,944 60,946 19.8 19.2 23.1
Degree or higher 27,939 29,247 53,148 10.2 11.3 20.2
Total 273,216 259,812 263,549 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 2: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged under five years-old, by ethnic group (2006)

Notes:

  1. Ethnic group relates to the ethnic group of the child.
  2. For this indicator ethnicity is prioritised in the order of European, Māori, Pasifika, Asian, and Other ethnic groups.
  3. Total includes data relating to 'Other' ethnic groups and records where ethnic group was unknown.
Highest Qualification Total Primary Caregivers Percentage of Primary Caregivers
Māori Pasifika Asian European Total Māori Pasifika Asian European Total
No Qualification 18,322 5,861 1,845 14,659 42,862 28.7 24.0 8.8 10.1 16.3
Not Known 4,642 2,722 1,165 3,449 15,876 7.3 11.1 5.6 2.4 6.0
School Qualification 21,128 10,001 6,960 52,165 90,717 33.1 40.9 33.3 36.0 34.4
Vocational Qualification 14,114 4,295 3,397 37,348 60,946 22.1 17.6 16.2 25.8 23.1
Degree or Higher 5,614 1,565 7,543 37,141 53,148 8.8 6.4 36.1 25.7 20.2
Total 63,820 24,444 20,910 144,762 263,549 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 3: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged under five years-old,by family structure (2006)
Highest Qualification Total Primary Caregivers Percentage of Primary Caregivers
One Parent Two Parent Total One Parent Two Parent Total
No Qualification 18,996 23,866 42,862 31.0 12.0 16.3
Not Known 6,429 9,447 15,876 11.0 5.0 6.0
School Qualification 19,269 71,448 90,717 32.0 35.0 34.4
Vocational Qualification 12,447 48,499 60,946 20.0 24.0 23.1
Degree or higher 3,886 49,262 53,148 6.0 24.0 20.2
Total 61,027 202,522 263,549 100.0 100.0 100.0

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