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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Armidale Regional Council, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

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

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Armidale Regional Council;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Armidale Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Armidale Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3292.82.03943.41.9-65
Information Technology1261.12.61421.22.3-16
Engineering and Related Technologies7776.710.97876.811.2-10
Architecture and Building3453.04.03463.03.9-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5244.51.54914.21.5+33
Health8967.76.58127.05.9+84
Education1,0308.95.29628.35.1+68
Management and Commerce1,43912.415.71,29211.114.0+147
Society and Culture1,20510.47.71,0719.26.6+134
Creative Arts2682.32.71991.72.4+69
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3573.13.23242.82.9+33
Mixed Field Programmes60.10.130.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described2992.63.13833.33.8-84
No qualification4,01234.534.64,44838.238.3-436

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.5% Education, New South Wales: 5.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.7% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.7% 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: 3.1% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council: 2.8% Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council: 6.7% Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council: 4.5% Health, Armidale Regional Council: 7.7% Education, Armidale Regional Council: 8.9% Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council: 12.4% Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council: 10.4% Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council: 2.6% No qualification, Armidale Regional Council: 34.5%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -65 Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -16 Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -10 Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +33 Health, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +84 Education, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +68 Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +147 Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +134 Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +69 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +33 Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -84 No qualification, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -436
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,439 people or 12.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,205 people or 10.4%)
  • Education (1,030 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,674 people in total or 31.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 7.7% in Society and Culture; and 5.2% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.4% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Armidale Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+147 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+134 local workers)
  • Health (+84 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+69 local workers)

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