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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Penrith City, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 Penrith 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 Penrith City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Penrith City - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences7411.32.06651.31.9+76
Information Technology6541.22.65361.02.3+118
Engineering and Related Technologies6,11611.110.95,81511.111.2+301
Architecture and Building1,6973.14.01,5753.03.9+122
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5601.01.54890.91.5+71
Health4,2467.76.53,6527.05.9+594
Education3,6176.65.23,4436.65.1+174
Management and Commerce6,44411.715.75,1749.914.0+1,270
Society and Culture3,8547.07.72,9785.76.6+876
Creative Arts8541.62.77001.32.4+154
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7503.23.21,4972.92.9+253
Mixed Field Programmes230.00.1170.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1,6363.03.11,9883.83.8-352
No qualification22,80141.534.623,79845.538.3-997

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, Penrith City: 1.3% Information Technology, Penrith City: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Penrith City: 11.1% Architecture and Building, Penrith City: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Penrith City: 1.0% Health, Penrith City: 7.7% Education, Penrith City: 6.6% Management and Commerce, Penrith City: 11.7% Society and Culture, Penrith City: 7.0% Creative Arts, Penrith City: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Penrith City: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Penrith City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Penrith City: 3.0% No qualification, Penrith City: 41.5%
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, Penrith City - All industries: +76 Information Technology, Penrith City - All industries: +118 Engineering and Related Technologies, Penrith City - All industries: +301 Architecture and Building, Penrith City - All industries: +122 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Penrith City - All industries: +71 Health, Penrith City - All industries: +594 Education, Penrith City - All industries: +174 Management and Commerce, Penrith City - All industries: +1,270 Society and Culture, Penrith City - All industries: +876 Creative Arts, Penrith City - All industries: +154 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Penrith City - All industries: +253 Mixed Field Programmes, Penrith City - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Penrith City - All industries: -352 No qualification, Penrith City - All industries: -997
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:

  • Management and Commerce (6,444 people or 11.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,116 people or 11.1%)
  • Health (4,246 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,806 people in total or 30.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.5% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (7.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.7% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.2% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Penrith City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,270 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+876 local workers)
  • Health (+594 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+301 local workers)

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