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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the SHOROC Region, 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 SHOROC 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 SHOROC Region.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
SHOROC Region - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,8372.22.01,7182.11.9+119
Information Technology2,0992.52.61,6812.12.3+418
Engineering and Related Technologies7,5138.910.97,8299.811.2-316
Architecture and Building3,8984.64.03,6174.53.9+281
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,2021.41.51,1081.41.5+94
Health5,7876.86.55,1766.45.9+611
Education5,4406.45.24,8476.05.1+593
Management and Commerce14,67917.415.712,37715.414.0+2,302
Society and Culture6,4417.67.75,2286.56.6+1,213
Creative Arts3,4674.12.72,8113.52.4+656
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3764.03.22,9393.72.9+437
Mixed Field Programmes460.10.1540.10.1-8
Not stated or inadequately described2,4202.93.12,8553.63.8-435
No qualification26,38331.234.628,03134.938.3-1,648

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, SHOROC Region: 2.2% Information Technology, SHOROC Region: 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, SHOROC Region: 8.9% Architecture and Building, SHOROC Region: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, SHOROC Region: 1.4% Health, SHOROC Region: 6.8% Education, SHOROC Region: 6.4% Management and Commerce, SHOROC Region: 17.4% Society and Culture, SHOROC Region: 7.6% Creative Arts, SHOROC Region: 4.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, SHOROC Region: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, SHOROC Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, SHOROC Region: 2.9% No qualification, SHOROC Region: 31.2%
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, SHOROC Region - All industries: +119 Information Technology, SHOROC Region - All industries: +418 Engineering and Related Technologies, SHOROC Region - All industries: -316 Architecture and Building, SHOROC Region - All industries: +281 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, SHOROC Region - All industries: +94 Health, SHOROC Region - All industries: +611 Education, SHOROC Region - All industries: +593 Management and Commerce, SHOROC Region - All industries: +2,302 Society and Culture, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,213 Creative Arts, SHOROC Region - All industries: +656 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, SHOROC Region - All industries: +437 Mixed Field Programmes, SHOROC Region - All industries: -8 Not stated or inadequately described, SHOROC Region - All industries: -435 No qualification, SHOROC Region - All industries: -1,648
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 (14,679 people or 17.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,513 people or 8.9%)
  • Society and Culture (6,441 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,633 people in total or 33.9% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (17.4% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (4.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.4% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.9% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,302 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,213 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+656 local workers)
  • Health (+611 local workers)

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