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Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Goulburn Mulwaree Council area, there are more with Management and Commerce 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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences730.72.0810.81.9-8
Information Technology740.82.6840.82.3-10
Engineering and Related Technologies98010.010.91,06110.311.2-81
Architecture and Building3293.44.03633.53.9-34
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2422.51.52642.61.5-22
Health7587.76.57617.45.9-3
Education5815.95.25965.85.1-15
Management and Commerce1,08811.115.79158.914.0+173
Society and Culture9039.27.76996.86.6+204
Creative Arts1311.32.71251.22.4+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3323.43.23273.22.9+5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.1110.10.1-11
Not stated or inadequately described2993.13.14023.93.8-103
No qualification4,00340.934.64,61744.838.3-614

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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.7% Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.5% Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 7.7% Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 11.1% Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 9.2% Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.1% No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 40.9%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -8 Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -10 Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -81 Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -34 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -22 Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -3 Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -15 Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +173 Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +204 Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +5 Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -11 Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -103 No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: -614
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:

  • Management and Commerce (1,088 people or 11.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (980 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (903 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,971 people in total or 30.3% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.1% 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 Creative Arts (1.3% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+204 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+173 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-81 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-34 local workers)

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