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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Belgian

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Education

Highest qualification

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 96.6 percent had a formal qualification, up from 94.4 percent in 2006.
  • 71.4 percent of those born in New Zealand had a formal qualification, compared with 97.1 percent of those born overseas.
Highest qualification
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Highest qualification Percent
No qualification 4.6 3.4 24.7 20.1 25.0 20.9
Level 1–4 certificate 17.6 16.9 45.4 46.0 43.6 43.0
Level 5–6 diploma 7.4 8.1 9.9 9.9 9.5 9.3
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.8 47.3 15.6 19.7 15.8 20.0
Overseas secondary school qualification 29.6 24.3 4.4 4.3 6.1 6.7
Total people, formal qualification 94.4 96.6 75.3 79.9 75.0 79.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Studying

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 15.6 percent were participating in either full-time or part-time study. This compares with 13.0 percent for the total European ethnic group and 14.9 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • For those participating in study, 43.5 percent were men and 56.5 percent were women.

 

Note: A 'formal qualification' includes qualifications achieved at secondary school and in tertiary education (both below degree level and bachelor's degree or higher).

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in text, tables, and graphs. The accuracy of percentages may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

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