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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Macarthur Region, 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
Macarthur Region - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences9361.42.07951.31.9+141
Information Technology6971.12.65510.92.3+146
Engineering and Related Technologies8,46112.810.97,94913.011.2+512
Architecture and Building2,3023.54.01,8933.13.9+409
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8071.21.56801.11.5+127
Health4,1166.26.53,2265.35.9+890
Education4,8607.35.24,4267.25.1+434
Management and Commerce6,95310.515.75,5179.014.0+1,436
Society and Culture4,4246.77.73,1205.16.6+1,304
Creative Arts8781.32.77121.22.4+166
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0843.13.21,7482.92.9+336
Mixed Field Programmes460.10.1480.10.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described2,0513.13.12,4424.03.8-391
No qualification27,73241.834.628,21446.038.3-482

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, Macarthur Region: 1.4% Information Technology, Macarthur Region: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Macarthur Region: 12.8% Architecture and Building, Macarthur Region: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Health, Macarthur Region: 6.2% Education, Macarthur Region: 7.3% Management and Commerce, Macarthur Region: 10.5% Society and Culture, Macarthur Region: 6.7% Creative Arts, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Macarthur Region: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Macarthur Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Macarthur Region: 3.1% No qualification, Macarthur Region: 41.8%
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, Macarthur Region - All industries: +141 Information Technology, Macarthur Region - All industries: +146 Engineering and Related Technologies, Macarthur Region - All industries: +512 Architecture and Building, Macarthur Region - All industries: +409 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Macarthur Region - All industries: +127 Health, Macarthur Region - All industries: +890 Education, Macarthur Region - All industries: +434 Management and Commerce, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,436 Society and Culture, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,304 Creative Arts, Macarthur Region - All industries: +166 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Macarthur Region - All industries: +336 Mixed Field Programmes, Macarthur Region - All industries: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Macarthur Region - All industries: -391 No qualification, Macarthur Region - All industries: -482
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 (8,461 people or 12.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (6,953 people or 10.5%)
  • Education (4,860 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,274 people in total or 30.6% 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 the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.5% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Macarthur Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,436 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,304 local workers)
  • Health (+890 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+512 local workers)

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