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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Canberra Region, 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 Canberra Region;
  • 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 Canberra Region.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Canberra Region - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences8591.32.07141.11.9+145
Information Technology5750.92.64680.72.3+107
Engineering and Related Technologies6,69110.310.96,63210.311.2+59
Architecture and Building2,8134.34.02,7354.23.9+78
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,2903.51.52,3373.61.5-47
Health4,3296.76.53,9276.15.9+402
Education4,0426.25.23,8235.95.1+219
Management and Commerce6,65210.215.75,6928.814.0+960
Society and Culture4,7127.27.73,5595.56.6+1,153
Creative Arts1,0231.62.78741.42.4+149
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7404.23.22,4233.82.9+317
Mixed Field Programmes260.00.1270.00.1-1
Not stated or inadequately described1,9253.03.12,3923.73.8-467
No qualification26,33740.534.628,97844.938.3-2,641

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, NSW: 2.0% Information Technology, NSW: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW: 10.9% Architecture and Building, NSW: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW: 1.5% Health, NSW: 6.5% Education, NSW: 5.2% Management and Commerce, NSW: 15.7% Society and Culture, NSW: 7.7% Creative Arts, NSW: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW: 3.1% No qualification, NSW: 34.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Canberra Region: 1.3% Information Technology, Canberra Region: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Canberra Region: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Canberra Region: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Canberra Region: 3.5% Health, Canberra Region: 6.7% Education, Canberra Region: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Canberra Region: 10.2% Society and Culture, Canberra Region: 7.2% Creative Arts, Canberra Region: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Canberra Region: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Canberra Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Canberra Region: 3.0% No qualification, Canberra Region: 40.5%
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, Canberra Region - All industries: +145 Information Technology, Canberra Region - All industries: +107 Engineering and Related Technologies, Canberra Region - All industries: +59 Architecture and Building, Canberra Region - All industries: +78 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Canberra Region - All industries: -47 Health, Canberra Region - All industries: +402 Education, Canberra Region - All industries: +219 Management and Commerce, Canberra Region - All industries: +960 Society and Culture, Canberra Region - All industries: +1,153 Creative Arts, Canberra Region - All industries: +149 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Canberra Region - All industries: +317 Mixed Field Programmes, Canberra Region - All industries: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Canberra Region - All industries: -467 No qualification, Canberra Region - All industries: -2,641
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 (6,691 people or 10.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (6,652 people or 10.2%)
  • Society and Culture (4,712 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,055 people in total or 27.8% of the .

In comparison, NSW employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.7% in Management and Commerce; and 7.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.6% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Canberra Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+1,153 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+960 local workers)
  • Health (+402 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+317 local workers)

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