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Yass Valley Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Yass Valley 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 Yass Valley 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 Yass Valley Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Yass Valley 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
Yass Valley Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2403.11.31812.71.2+59
Information Technology1632.11.11352.01.0+28
Engineering and Related Technologies7249.312.16469.612.0+78
Architecture and Building3574.64.52684.04.4+89
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3304.32.62994.42.6+31
Health4265.57.23565.36.4+70
Education4005.25.83375.05.6+63
Management and Commerce91911.810.971110.59.6+208
Society and Culture7249.36.45518.25.0+173
Creative Arts1642.11.51382.01.3+26
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2002.63.61622.43.3+38
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.070.10.0-2
Not stated or inadequately described2242.93.52453.64.1-21
No qualification2,88637.239.42,71640.243.4+170

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, Yass Valley Council area: 3.1% Information Technology, Yass Valley Council area: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley Council area: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Yass Valley Council area: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley Council area: 4.3% Health, Yass Valley Council area: 5.5% Education, Yass Valley Council area: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Yass Valley Council area: 11.8% Society and Culture, Yass Valley Council area: 9.3% Creative Arts, Yass Valley Council area: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley Council area: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley Council area: 2.9% No qualification, Yass Valley Council area: 37.2%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Yass Valley Council area: +59 Information Technology, Yass Valley Council area: +28 Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley Council area: +78 Architecture and Building, Yass Valley Council area: +89 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley Council area: +31 Health, Yass Valley Council area: +70 Education, Yass Valley Council area: +63 Management and Commerce, Yass Valley Council area: +208 Society and Culture, Yass Valley Council area: +173 Creative Arts, Yass Valley Council area: +26 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley Council area: +38 Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley Council area: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley Council area: -21 No qualification, Yass Valley Council area: +170
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 Yass Valley Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (919 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (724 people or 9.3%)
  • Society and Culture (724 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,367 people in total or 30.5% of the local labour force.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (9.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.3% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (5.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Yass Valley Council area increased by 1,010 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+208 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+173 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+89 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+78 local labour force)

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