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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the SHOROC Region 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 the SHOROC Region'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 the SHOROC Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the SHOROC Region, 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
SHOROC Region 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3,5122.62.03,2362.51.9+276
Information Technology3,7192.82.63,0792.42.3+640
Engineering and Related Technologies12,0758.910.812,1189.411.1-43
Architecture and Building6,6174.94.16,0484.74.0+569
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,7191.31.51,5821.21.5+137
Health8,3676.26.47,5365.95.8+831
Education7,1485.35.16,5905.15.0+558
Management and Commerce28,31321.015.524,68419.213.7+3,629
Society and Culture12,9949.67.611,0838.66.4+1,911
Creative Arts5,9734.42.74,9313.82.3+1,042
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,1473.13.23,8643.02.9+283
Mixed Field Programmes630.00.1600.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described4,0643.03.54,7103.74.3-646
No qualification36,40226.934.839,00930.438.8-2,607

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, SHOROC Region: 2.6% Information Technology, SHOROC Region: 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, SHOROC Region: 8.9% Architecture and Building, SHOROC Region: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, SHOROC Region: 1.3% Health, SHOROC Region: 6.2% Education, SHOROC Region: 5.3% Management and Commerce, SHOROC Region: 21.0% Society and Culture, SHOROC Region: 9.6% Creative Arts, SHOROC Region: 4.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, SHOROC Region: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, SHOROC Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, SHOROC Region: 3.0% No qualification, SHOROC Region: 26.9%
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, SHOROC Region: +276 Information Technology, SHOROC Region: +640 Engineering and Related Technologies, SHOROC Region: -43 Architecture and Building, SHOROC Region: +569 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, SHOROC Region: +137 Health, SHOROC Region: +831 Education, SHOROC Region: +558 Management and Commerce, SHOROC Region: +3,629 Society and Culture, SHOROC Region: +1,911 Creative Arts, SHOROC Region: +1,042 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, SHOROC Region: +283 Mixed Field Programmes, SHOROC Region: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, SHOROC Region: -646 No qualification, SHOROC Region: -2,607
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 the SHOROC Region shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (28,313 people or 21.0%)
  • Society and Culture (12,994 people or 9.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (12,075 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 53,382 people in total or 39.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 7.6% in Society and Culture; and 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (21.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (9.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (4.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.9% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the SHOROC Region increased by 6,583 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+3,629 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+1,911 local labour force)
  • Creative Arts (+1,042 local labour force)
  • Health (+831 local labour force)

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