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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Snowy Monaro Regional 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 Snowy Monaro Regional 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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Snowy Monaro Regional 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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1321.41.31181.31.2+14
Information Technology1131.21.1981.11.0+15
Engineering and Related Technologies1,09611.612.11,06811.812.0+28
Architecture and Building4825.14.54474.94.4+35
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4204.42.64084.52.6+12
Health5465.87.24845.36.4+62
Education4895.25.84685.15.6+21
Management and Commerce1,04311.010.98519.49.6+192
Society and Culture5916.36.44875.45.0+104
Creative Arts1691.81.51341.51.3+35
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3804.03.63664.03.3+14
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.050.10.00
Not stated or inadequately described3233.43.53724.14.1-49
No qualification3,66538.839.43,78241.643.4-117

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, Regional NSW: 1.3% Information Technology, Regional NSW: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional NSW: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Regional NSW: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional NSW: 2.6% Health, Regional NSW: 7.2% Education, Regional NSW: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Regional NSW: 10.9% Society and Culture, Regional NSW: 6.4% Creative Arts, Regional NSW: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional NSW: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Regional NSW: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Regional NSW: 3.5% No qualification, Regional NSW: 39.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.4% Information Technology, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 11.6% Architecture and Building, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 4.4% Health, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 5.8% Education, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 11.0% Society and Culture, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 6.3% Creative Arts, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.4% No qualification, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 38.8%
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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +14 Information Technology, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +15 Engineering and Related Technologies, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +28 Architecture and Building, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +35 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +12 Health, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +62 Education, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +21 Management and Commerce, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +192 Society and Culture, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +104 Creative Arts, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +35 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +14 Mixed Field Programmes, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -49 No qualification, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -117
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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,096 people or 11.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,043 people or 11.0%)
  • Society and Culture (591 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,730 people in total or 28.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 12.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.9% in Management and Commerce; and 6.4% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (5.8% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area increased by 366 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+192 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+104 local labour force)
  • Health (+62 local labour force)

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