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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within The Hills 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 The Hills 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 The Hills Shire.

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

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
The Hills Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3412.32.01,1842.31.9+157
Information Technology2,2904.02.61,6833.22.3+607
Engineering and Related Technologies5,6019.710.95,1349.911.2+467
Architecture and Building2,0473.64.01,8873.63.9+160
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6341.11.56491.21.5-15
Health3,1285.46.52,4684.75.9+660
Education3,5896.25.23,2056.25.1+384
Management and Commerce10,66018.515.78,76016.814.0+1,900
Society and Culture3,5376.17.72,7165.26.6+821
Creative Arts1,4552.52.71,0422.02.4+413
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9303.43.21,6273.12.9+303
Mixed Field Programmes360.10.1300.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1,3762.43.11,7503.43.8-374
No qualification19,96334.734.619,97838.338.3-15

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, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Information Technology, The Hills Shire: 4.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: 9.7% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Health, The Hills Shire: 5.4% Education, The Hills Shire: 6.2% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: 18.5% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: 6.1% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 2.4% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 34.7%
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, The Hills Shire - All industries: +157 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - All industries: +607 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - All industries: +467 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - All industries: +160 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - All industries: -15 Health, The Hills Shire - All industries: +660 Education, The Hills Shire - All industries: +384 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,900 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - All industries: +821 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - All industries: +413 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - All industries: +303 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - All industries: -374 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: -15
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 (10,660 people or 18.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,601 people or 9.7%)
  • Education (3,589 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,850 people in total or 34.5% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 5.2% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.5% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (4.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.7% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,900 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+821 local workers)
  • Health (+660 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+607 local workers)

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