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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Ballina Shire, 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 Ballina Shire;
  • 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 Ballina Shire.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Ballina Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1851.32.01831.41.9+2
Information Technology1341.02.6970.82.3+37
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2359.010.91,1529.111.2+83
Architecture and Building6114.44.05624.43.9+49
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3812.81.53662.91.5+15
Health1,1008.06.58967.15.9+204
Education1,0627.75.29577.55.1+105
Management and Commerce1,58911.615.71,34810.614.0+241
Society and Culture9687.07.77175.66.6+251
Creative Arts2852.12.71951.52.4+90
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6254.53.25294.22.9+96
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.190.10.10
Not stated or inadequately described3452.53.14143.33.8-69
No qualification5,21337.934.65,27641.538.3-63

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, Ballina Shire: 1.3% Information Technology, Ballina Shire: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Ballina Shire: 9.0% Architecture and Building, Ballina Shire: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Ballina Shire: 2.8% Health, Ballina Shire: 8.0% Education, Ballina Shire: 7.7% Management and Commerce, Ballina Shire: 11.6% Society and Culture, Ballina Shire: 7.0% Creative Arts, Ballina Shire: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Ballina Shire: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Ballina Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Ballina Shire: 2.5% No qualification, Ballina Shire: 37.9%
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, Ballina Shire - All industries: +2 Information Technology, Ballina Shire - All industries: +37 Engineering and Related Technologies, Ballina Shire - All industries: +83 Architecture and Building, Ballina Shire - All industries: +49 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Ballina Shire - All industries: +15 Health, Ballina Shire - All industries: +204 Education, Ballina Shire - All industries: +105 Management and Commerce, Ballina Shire - All industries: +241 Society and Culture, Ballina Shire - All industries: +251 Creative Arts, Ballina Shire - All industries: +90 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Ballina Shire - All industries: +96 Mixed Field Programmes, Ballina Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Ballina Shire - All industries: -69 No qualification, Ballina Shire - All industries: -63
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 (1,589 people or 11.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,235 people or 9.0%)
  • Health (1,100 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,924 people in total or 28.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.6% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Ballina Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+251 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+241 local workers)
  • Health (+204 local workers)
  • Education (+105 local workers)

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