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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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 Sutherland Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Sutherland Shire, 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
Sutherland Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2,1011.92.02,0141.91.9+87
Information Technology2,1201.92.61,9091.82.3+211
Engineering and Related Technologies14,27312.910.814,48013.511.1-207
Architecture and Building5,7105.24.15,0794.74.0+631
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1181.01.59680.91.5+150
Health6,4935.96.45,5875.25.8+906
Education7,0806.45.16,6066.15.0+474
Management and Commerce18,90617.115.516,84815.713.7+2,058
Society and Culture7,7157.07.66,1475.76.4+1,568
Creative Arts2,6412.42.72,0581.92.3+583
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,4193.13.23,1773.02.9+242
Mixed Field Programmes660.10.1380.00.1+28
Not stated or inadequately described3,3873.13.54,0523.84.3-665
No qualification35,42532.134.838,57335.938.8-3,148

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, Sutherland Shire: 1.9% Information Technology, Sutherland Shire: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire: 12.9% Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Health, Sutherland Shire: 5.9% Education, Sutherland Shire: 6.4% Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire: 17.1% Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire: 7.0% Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire: 3.1% No qualification, Sutherland Shire: 32.1%
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, Sutherland Shire: +87 Information Technology, Sutherland Shire: +211 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire: -207 Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire: +631 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire: +150 Health, Sutherland Shire: +906 Education, Sutherland Shire: +474 Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire: +2,058 Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire: +1,568 Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire: +583 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire: +242 Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire: +28 Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire: -665 No qualification, Sutherland Shire: -3,148
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 Sutherland Shire shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (18,906 people or 17.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (14,273 people or 12.9%)
  • Society and Culture (7,715 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 40,894 people in total or 37.0% of the local labour force.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (17.1% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (6.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Architecture and Building (5.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Sutherland Shire increased by 2,918 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,058 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+1,568 local labour force)
  • Health (+906 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+631 local labour force)

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