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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in The Hills 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 The Hills 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 The Hills Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of The Hills 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

PLEASE NOTE: The data prior to the 2016-17 financial year is based on the previous boundary, data from 2016-17 and onwards is based on the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016.

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Local resident workers field of qualification
The Hills Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2,3472.72.02,2402.71.9+107
Information Technology3,3063.82.62,6063.12.3+700
Engineering and Related Technologies10,28011.810.810,39912.411.1-119
Architecture and Building3,3663.94.13,1773.84.0+189
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8951.01.58111.01.5+84
Health5,8096.76.45,1986.25.8+611
Education5,3056.15.14,9465.95.0+359
Management and Commerce17,61320.215.515,27218.213.7+2,341
Society and Culture5,9426.87.64,8755.86.4+1,067
Creative Arts2,0662.42.71,7152.02.3+351
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2082.53.22,0842.52.9+124
Mixed Field Programmes440.10.1440.10.10
Not stated or inadequately described2,5002.93.53,1603.84.3-660
No qualification25,66029.434.827,56532.838.8-1,905

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, The Hills Shire: 2.7% Information Technology, The Hills Shire: 3.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: 11.8% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Health, The Hills Shire: 6.7% Education, The Hills Shire: 6.1% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: 20.2% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: 6.8% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 2.9% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 29.4%
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, The Hills Shire: +107 Information Technology, The Hills Shire: +700 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: -119 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: +189 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: +84 Health, The Hills Shire: +611 Education, The Hills Shire: +359 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: +2,341 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: +1,067 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: +351 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: +124 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: -660 No qualification, The Hills Shire: -1,905
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 Hills Shire shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (17,613 people or 20.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,280 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (5,942 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,835 people in total or 38.7% 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (20.2% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (3.8% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in The Hills Shire increased by 3,249 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,341 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+1,067 local labour force)
  • Information Technology (+700 local labour force)
  • Health (+611 local labour force)

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