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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the Armidale Regional Council than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the Armidale Regional Council's local labour force, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the Armidale Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Armidale Regional Council, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
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Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3572.92.03573.11.90
Information Technology1481.22.61391.22.3+9
Engineering and Related Technologies8046.610.87646.611.1+40
Architecture and Building4533.74.14143.64.0+39
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5804.81.55074.41.5+73
Health8256.86.47056.15.8+120
Education9637.95.19097.95.0+54
Management and Commerce1,39311.415.51,19910.413.7+194
Society and Culture1,24210.27.61,0198.86.4+223
Creative Arts2502.02.71811.62.3+69
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3582.93.23102.72.9+48
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.130.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described3873.23.54473.94.3-60
No qualification4,42836.334.84,58939.838.8-161

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.8% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.4% Education, New South Wales: 5.1% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.5% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.6% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 3.5% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council: 6.6% Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council: 4.8% Health, Armidale Regional Council: 6.8% Education, Armidale Regional Council: 7.9% Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council: 11.4% Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council: 10.2% Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council: 3.2% No qualification, Armidale Regional Council: 36.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council: +40 Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council: +39 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council: +73 Health, Armidale Regional Council: +120 Education, Armidale Regional Council: +54 Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council: +194 Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council: +223 Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council: +69 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council: +48 Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council: -60 No qualification, Armidale Regional Council: -161
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Armidale Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,393 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,242 people or 10.2%)
  • Education (963 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,598 people in total or 29.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 7.6% in Society and Culture; and 5.1% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (7.9% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 657 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+223 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+194 local labour force)
  • Health (+120 local labour force)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+73 local labour force)

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