75.3 per cent of people aged 15 years and over in Central Otago district have a formal qualification compared to 79.1 per cent for people in New Zealand.   

The percentage of Central Otago residents who hold a bachelor's degree or higher is 13.3 per cent compared with 20.0 per cent for New Zealand as a whole.  This is typical of smaller semi-rural areas in New Zealand where concentrations of higher qualifications tend to be in the larger urban centres. For example, see Dunedin which, due to the prominence of the University, probably has the most educated population in New Zealand.

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Business Groups & Organisations
There are a range of business groups and organisations in Central Otago for networking, advice and business support. Find out details of when and where they meet and how you can contact them. Read More

Economic Development Strategy
The Economic Development strategy’s key purpose is to help the Central Otago community focus on issues that impact on our economic and social well-being, and to suggest some of the actions we can take over the next few years to address them. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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