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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the Central Coast 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 the Central Coast 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 the Central Coast Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Central Coast 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
Central Coast Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,4291.12.01,2321.01.9+197
Information Technology1,9271.52.61,5671.32.3+360
Engineering and Related Technologies14,27110.910.813,67711.311.1+594
Architecture and Building7,2295.54.16,6885.54.0+541
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,9051.51.51,5861.31.5+319
Health9,4587.26.47,8426.55.8+1,616
Education6,9345.35.16,0885.05.0+846
Management and Commerce16,16812.315.513,59111.313.7+2,577
Society and Culture8,6186.67.65,8834.96.4+2,735
Creative Arts2,3521.82.71,8891.62.3+463
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5,0853.93.24,2853.52.9+800
Mixed Field Programmes770.10.1570.00.1+20
Not stated or inadequately described4,6063.53.55,0034.14.3-397
No qualification50,94138.934.851,32642.538.8-385

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, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.8% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.4% Education, New South Wales: 5.1% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.5% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.6% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 3.5% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Information Technology, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Central Coast Council area: 10.9% Architecture and Building, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Health, Central Coast Council area: 7.2% Education, Central Coast Council area: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Central Coast Council area: 12.3% Society and Culture, Central Coast Council area: 6.6% Creative Arts, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Central Coast Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 38.9%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Central Coast Council area: +197 Information Technology, Central Coast Council area: +360 Engineering and Related Technologies, Central Coast Council area: +594 Architecture and Building, Central Coast Council area: +541 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Central Coast Council area: +319 Health, Central Coast Council area: +1,616 Education, Central Coast Council area: +846 Management and Commerce, Central Coast Council area: +2,577 Society and Culture, Central Coast Council area: +2,735 Creative Arts, Central Coast Council area: +463 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Central Coast Council area: +800 Mixed Field Programmes, Central Coast Council area: +20 Not stated or inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: -397 No qualification, Central Coast Council area: -385
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 the Central Coast Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,168 people or 12.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (14,271 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (9,458 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 39,897 people in total or 30.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.4% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Architecture and Building (5.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (12.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (1.5% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (6.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Central Coast Council area increased by 10,286 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Society and Culture (+2,735 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+2,577 local labour force)
  • Health (+1,616 local labour force)
  • Education (+846 local labour force)

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