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Local labour force - Field of qualification

There are more people qualified in Management and Commerce in Bankstown City local labour force 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 Bankstown City's 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 Bankstown City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Bankstown City, 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 population.

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

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Local labour force field of qualification
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1661.72.01,0511.61.9+115
Information Technology2,1423.12.61,7002.62.3+442
Engineering and Related Technologies7,97711.410.88,02312.311.1-46
Architecture and Building2,7563.94.12,5023.84.0+254
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4550.71.54040.61.5+51
Health3,1544.56.42,3873.65.8+767
Education3,0284.35.12,5773.95.0+451
Management and Commerce9,99214.315.58,08612.413.7+1,906
Society and Culture3,9725.77.62,9364.56.4+1,036
Creative Arts1,1391.62.78721.32.3+267
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0292.93.21,6812.62.9+348
Mixed Field Programmes620.10.1490.10.1+13
Not stated or inadequately described2,9394.23.53,4955.34.3-556
No qualification29,04441.634.829,65045.338.8-606

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

Local labour force field of qualifications, 2011
Local labour force 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, Bankstown City: 1.7% Information Technology, Bankstown City: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bankstown City: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Bankstown City: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bankstown City: 0.7% Health, Bankstown City: 4.5% Education, Bankstown City: 4.3% Management and Commerce, Bankstown City: 14.3% Society and Culture, Bankstown City: 5.7% Creative Arts, Bankstown City: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bankstown City: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Bankstown City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bankstown City: 4.2% No qualification, Bankstown City: 41.6%
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 labour force field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bankstown City: +115 Information Technology, Bankstown City: +442 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bankstown City: -46 Architecture and Building, Bankstown City: +254 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bankstown City: +51 Health, Bankstown City: +767 Education, Bankstown City: +451 Management and Commerce, Bankstown City: +1,906 Society and Culture, Bankstown City: +1,036 Creative Arts, Bankstown City: +267 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bankstown City: +348 Mixed Field Programmes, Bankstown City: +13 Not stated or inadequately described, Bankstown City: -556 No qualification, Bankstown City: -606
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 Bankstown City shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,992 people or 14.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,977 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (3,972 people or 5.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21,941 people in total or 31.4% of the employed local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in Society and Culture (5.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in Health (4.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in Management and Commerce (14.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in Creative Arts (1.6% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the Bankstown City local labour force increased by 4,442 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,906 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,036 people)
  • Health (+767 people)
  • Education (+451 people)

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