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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Goulburn Mulwaree 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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences890.72.0960.91.9-7
Information Technology1100.92.6870.82.3+23
Engineering and Related Technologies1,27610.510.81,21210.911.1+64
Architecture and Building5214.34.14454.04.0+76
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2822.31.52672.41.5+15
Health8326.96.47176.55.8+115
Education5814.85.15765.25.0+5
Management and Commerce1,26410.415.51,0129.113.7+252
Society and Culture1,0108.37.66225.66.4+388
Creative Arts1561.32.71321.22.3+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4083.43.23403.12.9+68
Mixed Field Programmes40.00.160.10.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described4914.13.54794.34.3+12
No qualification5,09442.034.85,10546.038.8-11

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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.7% Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 10.5% Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.3% Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 6.9% Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.8% Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 10.4% Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 8.3% Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.1% No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 42.0%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -7 Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +23 Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +64 Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +76 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +15 Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +115 Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +5 Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +252 Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +388 Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +24 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +68 Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +12 No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -11
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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,276 people or 10.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,264 people or 10.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,010 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,550 people in total or 29.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.5% in Management and Commerce; and 7.6% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (10.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (0.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (1.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area increased by 1,022 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Society and Culture (+388 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+252 local labour force)
  • Health (+115 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+76 local labour force)

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