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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Bankstown City, there are more local workers with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Bankstown City;
  • 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 Bankstown City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Bankstown City - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences8031.52.07991.41.9+4
Information Technology1,0121.82.69091.62.3+103
Engineering and Related Technologies8,30215.010.99,40316.011.2-1,101
Architecture and Building1,7113.14.01,6552.83.9+56
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3610.71.53660.61.5-5
Health2,9405.36.52,5434.35.9+397
Education3,7056.75.23,3645.75.1+341
Management and Commerce7,32713.215.76,67411.414.0+653
Society and Culture3,2875.97.72,6364.56.6+651
Creative Arts7521.42.76441.12.4+108
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4502.63.21,3222.32.9+128
Mixed Field Programmes530.10.1340.10.1+19
Not stated or inadequately described1,9513.53.12,6814.63.8-730
No qualification21,65839.234.625,58443.638.3-3,926

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, Bankstown City: 1.5% Information Technology, Bankstown City: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bankstown City: 15.0% Architecture and Building, Bankstown City: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bankstown City: 0.7% Health, Bankstown City: 5.3% Education, Bankstown City: 6.7% Management and Commerce, Bankstown City: 13.2% Society and Culture, Bankstown City: 5.9% Creative Arts, Bankstown City: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bankstown City: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Bankstown City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bankstown City: 3.5% No qualification, Bankstown City: 39.2%
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, Bankstown City - All industries: +4 Information Technology, Bankstown City - All industries: +103 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bankstown City - All industries: -1,101 Architecture and Building, Bankstown City - All industries: +56 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bankstown City - All industries: -5 Health, Bankstown City - All industries: +397 Education, Bankstown City - All industries: +341 Management and Commerce, Bankstown City - All industries: +653 Society and Culture, Bankstown City - All industries: +651 Creative Arts, Bankstown City - All industries: +108 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bankstown City - All industries: +128 Mixed Field Programmes, Bankstown City - All industries: +19 Not stated or inadequately described, Bankstown City - All industries: -730 No qualification, Bankstown City - All industries: -3,926
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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,302 people or 15.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (7,327 people or 13.2%)
  • Education (3,705 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,334 people in total or 35.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.7% in Management and Commerce; and 5.2% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.2% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in Bankstown City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-1,101 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+653 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+651 local workers)
  • Health (+397 local workers)

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