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Wollondilly Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Wollondilly Shire, there are more 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 Macarthur Region;
  • 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 Macarthur Region.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wollondilly Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1872.02.01802.01.9+7
Information Technology500.52.6580.62.3-8
Engineering and Related Technologies1,85819.810.91,68218.811.2+176
Architecture and Building5035.44.04144.63.9+89
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2642.81.51932.21.5+71
Health3453.76.52933.35.9+52
Education5335.75.25085.75.1+25
Management and Commerce8058.615.76947.714.0+111
Society and Culture4384.77.73193.66.6+119
Creative Arts1071.12.7891.02.4+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2873.13.22612.92.9+26
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.130.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described2923.13.13383.83.8-46
No qualification3,69239.434.63,92743.838.3-235

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, Wollondilly Shire: 2.0% Information Technology, Wollondilly Shire: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wollondilly Shire: 19.8% Architecture and Building, Wollondilly Shire: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wollondilly Shire: 2.8% Health, Wollondilly Shire: 3.7% Education, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Wollondilly Shire: 8.6% Society and Culture, Wollondilly Shire: 4.7% Creative Arts, Wollondilly Shire: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire: 3.1% No qualification, Wollondilly Shire: 39.4%
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, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +7 Information Technology, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -8 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +176 Architecture and Building, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +89 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +71 Health, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +52 Education, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +25 Management and Commerce, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +111 Society and Culture, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +119 Creative Arts, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +18 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +26 Mixed Field Programmes, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -46 No qualification, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -235
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,858 people or 19.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (805 people or 8.6%)
  • Education (533 people or 5.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,196 people in total or 34.1% of the .

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 in Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (19.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.7% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+176 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+119 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+111 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+89 local workers)

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