QuickStats About Education and Training looks at the educational qualifications and study participation of adults (aged 15 years and over) who usually live in New Zealand. Information in this QuickStats is based on New Zealand's 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings, held on 7 March 2006. Some comparisons over time are also included.
A qualification is a formally recognised award for attainment resulting from a full-time (20 hours per week) learning course of at least three months, or from part-time study that, when completed, is equivalent to three months full-time, or from on-the-job training.
A number of changes have been made to New Zealand's qualification framework over time. This may affect comparisons with education and training data from previous censuses. For further information, please see the section titled 'More information'.
Percentages in the text have been rounded to whole numbers.