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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Camden Council area 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 Camden Council area'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 Camden Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Camden Council area, 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
Camden Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3401.22.32631.12.3+77
Information Technology4001.43.42551.03.0+145
Engineering and Related Technologies3,77313.110.23,42913.910.6+344
Architecture and Building1,4455.03.81,1744.73.7+271
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3451.20.92781.10.9+67
Health1,4915.26.01,1514.65.5+340
Education1,7856.24.81,4425.84.7+343
Management and Commerce3,69012.817.92,74311.115.8+947
Society and Culture1,9046.68.31,2425.07.2+662
Creative Arts4101.43.32861.22.9+124
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8823.13.06972.82.7+185
Mixed Field Programmes100.00.1100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described9483.33.51,0044.14.4-56
No qualification11,33539.432.410,78043.536.3+555

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, Greater Sydney: 2.3% Information Technology, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Sydney: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Greater Sydney: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Health, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Education, Greater Sydney: 4.8% Management and Commerce, Greater Sydney: 17.9% Society and Culture, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Creative Arts, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Sydney: 3.5% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 32.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Camden Council area: 1.2% Information Technology, Camden Council area: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area: 13.1% Architecture and Building, Camden Council area: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area: 1.2% Health, Camden Council area: 5.2% Education, Camden Council area: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Camden Council area: 12.8% Society and Culture, Camden Council area: 6.6% Creative Arts, Camden Council area: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area: 3.3% No qualification, Camden Council area: 39.4%
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, Camden Council area: +77 Information Technology, Camden Council area: +145 Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area: +344 Architecture and Building, Camden Council area: +271 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area: +67 Health, Camden Council area: +340 Education, Camden Council area: +343 Management and Commerce, Camden Council area: +947 Society and Culture, Camden Council area: +662 Creative Arts, Camden Council area: +124 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area: +185 Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area: -56 No qualification, Camden Council area: +555
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 Camden Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,773 people or 13.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,690 people or 12.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,904 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,367 people in total or 32.6% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.9% in Management and Commerce; and 8.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (1.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Camden Council area increased by 4,004 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+947 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+662 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+344 local labour force)
  • Education (+343 local labour force)

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