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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Griffith City, there are more local workers with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Griffith 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 Griffith City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Griffith City - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1661.62.01791.71.9-13
Information Technology1011.02.6740.72.3+27
Engineering and Related Technologies1,19611.310.91,15311.011.2+43
Architecture and Building3393.24.03343.23.9+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2892.71.52802.71.5+9
Health5525.26.54584.45.9+94
Education5595.35.24964.75.1+63
Management and Commerce1,13810.715.79789.314.0+160
Society and Culture4914.67.73913.76.6+100
Creative Arts950.92.7890.82.4+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3613.43.23253.12.9+36
Mixed Field Programmes100.10.190.10.1+1
Not stated or inadequately described3973.73.14664.43.8-69
No qualification4,90946.334.65,29350.338.3-384

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, Griffith City: 1.6% Information Technology, Griffith City: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Griffith City: 11.3% Architecture and Building, Griffith City: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Griffith City: 2.7% Health, Griffith City: 5.2% Education, Griffith City: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Griffith City: 10.7% Society and Culture, Griffith City: 4.6% Creative Arts, Griffith City: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Griffith City: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Griffith City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Griffith City: 3.7% No qualification, Griffith City: 46.3%
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, Griffith City - All industries: -13 Information Technology, Griffith City - All industries: +27 Engineering and Related Technologies, Griffith City - All industries: +43 Architecture and Building, Griffith City - All industries: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Griffith City - All industries: +9 Health, Griffith City - All industries: +94 Education, Griffith City - All industries: +63 Management and Commerce, Griffith City - All industries: +160 Society and Culture, Griffith City - All industries: +100 Creative Arts, Griffith City - All industries: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Griffith City - All industries: +36 Mixed Field Programmes, Griffith City - All industries: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Griffith City - All industries: -69 No qualification, Griffith City - All industries: -384
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,196 people or 11.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,138 people or 10.7%)
  • Education (559 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,893 people in total or 27.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.7% in Management and Commerce; and 5.2% in Education.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.7% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.9% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+160 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+100 local workers)
  • Health (+94 local workers)
  • Education (+63 local workers)

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