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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Gosford City 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 Gosford City's local resident workers, 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 Gosford City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Gosford City, 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
Gosford City 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences9401.32.08361.31.9+104
Information Technology1,2421.72.69811.52.3+261
Engineering and Related Technologies7,55310.610.87,40411.111.1+149
Architecture and Building3,7845.34.13,5695.34.0+215
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0621.51.58861.31.5+176
Health5,6578.06.44,8377.25.8+820
Education4,1395.85.13,7775.65.0+362
Management and Commerce9,43713.315.58,11012.113.7+1,327
Society and Culture4,9537.07.63,5545.36.4+1,399
Creative Arts1,5962.22.71,2791.92.3+317
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,6163.73.22,2863.42.9+330
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1400.10.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described2,3483.33.52,5783.94.3-230
No qualification25,68336.134.826,71940.038.8-1,036

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, Gosford City: 1.3% Information Technology, Gosford City: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gosford City: 10.6% Architecture and Building, Gosford City: 5.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gosford City: 1.5% Health, Gosford City: 8.0% Education, Gosford City: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Gosford City: 13.3% Society and Culture, Gosford City: 7.0% Creative Arts, Gosford City: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gosford City: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Gosford City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gosford City: 3.3% No qualification, Gosford City: 36.1%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gosford City: +104 Information Technology, Gosford City: +261 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gosford City: +149 Architecture and Building, Gosford City: +215 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gosford City: +176 Health, Gosford City: +820 Education, Gosford City: +362 Management and Commerce, Gosford City: +1,327 Society and Culture, Gosford City: +1,399 Creative Arts, Gosford City: +317 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gosford City: +330 Mixed Field Programmes, Gosford City: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Gosford City: -230 No qualification, Gosford City: -1,036
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 Gosford City shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,437 people or 13.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,553 people or 10.6%)
  • Health (5,657 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,647 people in total or 31.9% of the local resident workers.

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 resident workers of Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Health (8.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (5.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (13.3% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in Gosford City increased by 4,192 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in Gosford City were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+1,399 local resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,327 local resident workers)
  • Health (+820 local resident workers)
  • Education (+362 local resident workers)

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