Educational attainment of adults aged 25 to 34 years

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

The educational attainment of the adult population helps to show the skills or ‘human capital’ available in the economy. Higher levels of formal education contribute to better jobs for individuals and economic growth.

The Government has set a target that 60 percent of 25 to 34 year-olds will have a qualification registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework at level 4 or above by 2017 (see Better Public Services: Boosting skills and employment).

This indicator measures the proportion of adults aged 25 to 34 years who have completed a level 4 or higher-level qualification.

Downloadable file:

excel icon. Educational attainment of adults aged 25 to 34 years – tables
(Excel, 3 sheets, 22kb)

Includes breakdowns by sex and ethnic group.

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