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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Camden Council area, there are more 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 Camden Council area;
  • 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 Camden Council area.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Camden Council area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1611.02.01421.01.9+19
Information Technology1320.82.61010.72.3+31
Engineering and Related Technologies1,99812.110.91,80412.611.2+194
Architecture and Building7944.84.05323.73.9+262
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2741.71.52541.81.5+20
Health9075.56.58335.85.9+74
Education1,1386.95.29796.95.1+159
Management and Commerce1,72610.515.71,2428.714.0+484
Society and Culture9956.07.76134.36.6+382
Creative Arts2001.22.71541.12.4+46
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5813.53.24243.02.9+157
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.1100.10.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described4802.93.15273.73.8-47
No qualification7,10943.134.66,67346.738.3+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, Camden Council area: 1.0% Information Technology, Camden Council area: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Camden Council area: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area: 1.7% Health, Camden Council area: 5.5% Education, Camden Council area: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Camden Council area: 10.5% Society and Culture, Camden Council area: 6.0% Creative Arts, Camden Council area: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area: 2.9% No qualification, Camden Council area: 43.1%
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, Camden Council area - All industries: +19 Information Technology, Camden Council area - All industries: +31 Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area - All industries: +194 Architecture and Building, Camden Council area - All industries: +262 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area - All industries: +20 Health, Camden Council area - All industries: +74 Education, Camden Council area - All industries: +159 Management and Commerce, Camden Council area - All industries: +484 Society and Culture, Camden Council area - All industries: +382 Creative Arts, Camden Council area - All industries: +46 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area - All industries: +157 Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area - All industries: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area - All industries: -47 No qualification, Camden Council area - 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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,998 people or 12.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,726 people or 10.5%)
  • Education (1,138 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,862 people in total or 29.5% of the .

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 in Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.5% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Camden Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+484 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+382 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+262 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+194 local workers)

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