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Upper Lachlan Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Upper Lachlan Shire 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 Upper Lachlan Shire'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 Upper Lachlan Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Upper Lachlan Shire, 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
Upper Lachlan Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences300.91.3290.91.2+1
Information Technology260.71.1200.61.0+6
Engineering and Related Technologies3139.012.12758.512.0+38
Architecture and Building1434.14.51133.54.4+30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2788.02.62347.32.6+44
Health2346.77.21875.86.4+47
Education1825.25.81524.75.6+30
Management and Commerce3098.910.92658.29.6+44
Society and Culture2356.86.41815.65.0+54
Creative Arts511.51.5381.21.3+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services752.23.6762.43.3-1
Mixed Field Programmes40.10.000.00.0+4
Not stated or inadequately described1203.53.51344.24.1-14
No qualification1,47442.439.41,51547.143.4-41

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, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.9% Information Technology, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.0% Architecture and Building, Upper Lachlan Shire: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Upper Lachlan Shire: 8.0% Health, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.7% Education, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Upper Lachlan Shire: 8.9% Society and Culture, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.8% Creative Arts, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.5% No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire: 42.4%
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, Upper Lachlan Shire: +1 Information Technology, Upper Lachlan Shire: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Upper Lachlan Shire: +38 Architecture and Building, Upper Lachlan Shire: +30 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Upper Lachlan Shire: +44 Health, Upper Lachlan Shire: +47 Education, Upper Lachlan Shire: +30 Management and Commerce, Upper Lachlan Shire: +44 Society and Culture, Upper Lachlan Shire: +54 Creative Arts, Upper Lachlan Shire: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Upper Lachlan Shire: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Upper Lachlan Shire: -14 No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire: -41
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 Upper Lachlan Shire shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (313 people or 9.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (309 people or 8.9%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (278 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 900 people in total or 25.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 12.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.9% in Management and Commerce; and 2.6% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Upper Lachlan Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.2% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Upper Lachlan Shire increased by 255 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Upper Lachlan Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+54 local labour force)

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