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Central Coast Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Central Coast 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 Central Coast Council area;
  • 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 Central Coast Council area.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Central Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences9181.02.08371.01.9+81
Information Technology9861.12.68621.02.3+124
Engineering and Related Technologies8,3899.310.98,4029.811.2-13
Architecture and Building3,4743.94.03,4684.03.9+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,2541.41.51,0661.21.5+188
Health8,2959.26.56,9068.05.9+1,389
Education5,8796.55.25,4236.35.1+456
Management and Commerce11,19912.415.79,75711.314.0+1,442
Society and Culture6,1616.87.74,3935.16.6+1,768
Creative Arts1,5661.72.71,2811.52.4+285
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,7644.23.23,3273.92.9+437
Mixed Field Programmes570.10.1430.10.1+14
Not stated or inadequately described2,6262.93.13,1723.73.8-546
No qualification35,52639.434.637,09543.138.3-1,569

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, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.5% Education, New South Wales: 5.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.7% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.7% 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: 3.1% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% Information Technology, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Central Coast Council area: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Central Coast Council area: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Health, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% Education, Central Coast Council area: 6.5% Management and Commerce, Central Coast Council area: 12.4% Society and Culture, Central Coast Council area: 6.8% Creative Arts, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Central Coast Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 39.4%
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, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +81 Information Technology, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +124 Engineering and Related Technologies, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -13 Architecture and Building, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +188 Health, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,389 Education, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +456 Management and Commerce, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,442 Society and Culture, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,768 Creative Arts, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +285 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +437 Mixed Field Programmes, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -546 No qualification, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -1,569
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 (11,199 people or 12.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,389 people or 9.3%)
  • Health (8,295 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,883 people in total or 30.9% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.4% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.3% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+1,768 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,442 local workers)
  • Health (+1,389 local workers)
  • Education (+456 local workers)

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