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Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Sutherland Shire, 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 Sutherland Shire;
  • 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 Sutherland Shire.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Sutherland Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2152.12.01,2002.21.9+15
Information Technology7331.32.66401.22.3+93
Engineering and Related Technologies6,36311.110.96,42111.811.2-58
Architecture and Building2,5544.54.02,1644.03.9+390
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5711.01.54790.91.5+92
Health4,0747.16.53,4336.35.9+641
Education3,9416.95.23,6686.75.1+273
Management and Commerce7,99114.015.76,77412.414.0+1,217
Society and Culture3,8896.87.72,8315.26.6+1,058
Creative Arts1,2622.22.79301.72.4+332
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2253.93.21,9813.62.9+244
Mixed Field Programmes290.10.1290.10.10
Not stated or inadequately described1,6072.83.11,9163.53.8-309
No qualification20,74836.334.622,12840.538.3-1,380

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, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% Information Technology, Sutherland Shire: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire: 11.1% Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Health, Sutherland Shire: 7.1% Education, Sutherland Shire: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire: 14.0% Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire: 6.8% Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire: 2.8% No qualification, Sutherland Shire: 36.3%
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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +15 Information Technology, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +93 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -58 Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +390 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +92 Health, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +641 Education, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +273 Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,217 Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,058 Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +332 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +244 Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -309 No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -1,380
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 (7,991 people or 14.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,363 people or 11.1%)
  • Health (4,074 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,428 people in total or 32.2% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (14.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Sutherland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,217 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,058 local workers)
  • Health (+641 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+390 local workers)

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