Education of primary caregiver: schooling

Table 1: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged 5 to 17 years-old (1991, 2001, 2006)
Highest Qualification Total Primary Caregivers Percentage of Primary Caregivers
1996 2001 2006 1996 2001 2006
No Qualification 191,466 141,957 132,241 29.3 21.4 18.6
Not Known 52,137 70,491 47,439 8.0 10.6 6.7
School Qualification 199,806 253,890 255,974 30.6 38.3 36.1
Vocational Qualification 144,537 132,918 165,165 22.1 20.1 23.3
Degree or Higher 66,048 63,666 108,590 10.1 9.6 15.3
Total 653,994 662,922 709,409 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 2: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged 5 to 17 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/Pākehā, 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/
Pākehā
Total Māori Pasifika Asian European/ Pākehā Total
No Qualification 48,332 16,809 7,166 53,969 132,241 31.7 27.9 11.7 13.5 18.6
Not Known 14,198 9,143 3,790 13,706 47,439 9.3 15.2 6.2 3.4 6.7
School Qualification 45,225 22,400 22,968 155,833 255,974 29.7 37.2 37.4 38.8 36.1
Vocational Qualification 33,215 8,633 9,200 107,314 165,165 21.8 14.3 15.0 26.7 23.3
Degree or Higher 11,502 3,202 18,292 70,402 108,590 7.5 5.3 29.8 17.5 15.3
Total 152,472 60,187 61,416 401,224 709,409 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 3: Highest qualification of primary caregivers of children aged 5 to 17 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 52,881 79,360 132,241 27.7 15.3 18.6
Not Known 18,857 28,582 47,439 9.9 5.5 6.7
School Qualification 57,217 198,757 255,974 29.9 38.4 36.1
Vocational Qualification 42,902 122,263 165,165 22.4 23.6 23.3
Degree or Higher 19,362 89,228 108,590 10.1 17.2 15.3
Total 191,219 518,190 709,409 100.0 100.0 100.0

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