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Yass Valley Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Yass Valley 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
Yass Valley Council area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences621.92.0681.91.9-6
Information Technology230.72.6270.82.3-4
Engineering and Related Technologies2918.710.93369.511.2-45
Architecture and Building1273.84.01083.03.9+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2026.01.51935.41.5+9
Health1835.56.51544.35.9+29
Education2186.55.22136.05.1+5
Management and Commerce33410.015.72918.214.0+43
Society and Culture2507.57.72055.86.6+45
Creative Arts651.92.7611.72.4+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1323.93.2942.72.9+38
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.100.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described812.43.11133.23.8-32
No qualification1,37441.134.61,68447.538.3-310

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, Yass Valley Council area: 1.9% Information Technology, Yass Valley Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley Council area: 8.7% Architecture and Building, Yass Valley Council area: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley Council area: 6.0% Health, Yass Valley Council area: 5.5% Education, Yass Valley Council area: 6.5% Management and Commerce, Yass Valley Council area: 10.0% Society and Culture, Yass Valley Council area: 7.5% Creative Arts, Yass Valley Council area: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley Council area: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley Council area: 2.4% No qualification, Yass Valley Council area: 41.1%
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, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -6 Information Technology, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -45 Architecture and Building, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +19 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +9 Health, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +29 Education, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +5 Management and Commerce, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +43 Society and Culture, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +45 Creative Arts, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +38 Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -32 No qualification, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -310
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 (334 people or 10.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (291 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (250 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 875 people in total or 26.2% 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 Yass Valley Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.0% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.7% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-45 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+45 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+43 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+38 local workers)

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