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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Griffith 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 Griffith City'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 Griffith City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Griffith 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
Griffith City 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1721.52.01771.61.9-5
Information Technology1010.92.6660.62.3+35
Engineering and Related Technologies1,25711.210.81,20310.911.1+54
Architecture and Building4664.24.14734.34.0-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3102.81.53002.71.5+10
Health5074.56.44363.95.8+71
Education5334.85.14714.35.0+62
Management and Commerce1,12610.015.59758.813.7+151
Society and Culture4814.37.63733.46.4+108
Creative Arts890.82.7890.82.30
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3763.43.23212.92.9+55
Mixed Field Programmes170.20.180.10.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described4924.43.55695.14.3-77
No qualification5,28847.234.85,60550.738.8-317

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, Griffith City: 1.5% Information Technology, Griffith City: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Griffith City: 11.2% Architecture and Building, Griffith City: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Griffith City: 2.8% Health, Griffith City: 4.5% Education, Griffith City: 4.8% Management and Commerce, Griffith City: 10.0% Society and Culture, Griffith City: 4.3% Creative Arts, Griffith City: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Griffith City: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Griffith City: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Griffith City: 4.4% No qualification, Griffith City: 47.2%
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, Griffith City: -5 Information Technology, Griffith City: +35 Engineering and Related Technologies, Griffith City: +54 Architecture and Building, Griffith City: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Griffith City: +10 Health, Griffith City: +71 Education, Griffith City: +62 Management and Commerce, Griffith City: +151 Society and Culture, Griffith City: +108 Creative Arts, Griffith City: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Griffith City: +55 Mixed Field Programmes, Griffith City: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Griffith City: -77 No qualification, Griffith City: -317
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 Griffith City shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,257 people or 11.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,126 people or 10.0%)
  • Education (533 people or 4.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,916 people in total or 26.0% 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 5.1% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Griffith City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (4.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (4.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Griffith City increased by 149 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Griffith City were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+151 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+108 local labour force)
  • Health (+71 local labour force)
  • Education (+62 local labour force)

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