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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Gosford City, there are more local workers 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 Gosford City;
  • 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 Gosford City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Gosford City - 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 Sciences5531.12.05461.11.9+7
Information Technology5961.22.65181.02.3+78
Engineering and Related Technologies4,4398.810.94,5089.111.2-69
Architecture and Building1,8993.84.01,9423.93.9-43
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7091.41.56521.31.5+57
Health5,20010.36.54,5179.15.9+683
Education3,2106.45.23,0656.25.1+145
Management and Commerce6,51312.915.75,90411.914.0+609
Society and Culture3,5197.07.72,6305.36.6+889
Creative Arts1,0102.02.78541.72.4+156
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,1694.33.21,9423.92.9+227
Mixed Field Programmes250.00.1280.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described1,4252.83.11,7893.63.8-364
No qualification19,25938.134.620,78841.838.3-1,529

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, Gosford City: 1.1% Information Technology, Gosford City: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gosford City: 8.8% Architecture and Building, Gosford City: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gosford City: 1.4% Health, Gosford City: 10.3% Education, Gosford City: 6.4% Management and Commerce, Gosford City: 12.9% Society and Culture, Gosford City: 7.0% Creative Arts, Gosford City: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gosford City: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Gosford City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gosford City: 2.8% No qualification, Gosford City: 38.1%
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, Gosford City - All industries: +7 Information Technology, Gosford City - All industries: +78 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gosford City - All industries: -69 Architecture and Building, Gosford City - All industries: -43 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gosford City - All industries: +57 Health, Gosford City - All industries: +683 Education, Gosford City - All industries: +145 Management and Commerce, Gosford City - All industries: +609 Society and Culture, Gosford City - All industries: +889 Creative Arts, Gosford City - All industries: +156 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gosford City - All industries: +227 Mixed Field Programmes, Gosford City - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Gosford City - All industries: -364 No qualification, Gosford City - All industries: -1,529
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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,513 people or 12.9%)
  • Health (5,200 people or 10.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,439 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,152 people in total or 32.0% of the local workers.

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.2% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in Gosford City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+889 local workers)
  • Health (+683 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+609 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+227 local workers)

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