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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Wagga Wagga City 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 Wagga Wagga City'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 Wagga Wagga City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Wagga Wagga City, 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
Wagga Wagga City 20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3951.42.03571.31.9+38
Information Technology3061.12.63021.12.3+4
Engineering and Related Technologies2,94310.110.82,6699.711.1+274
Architecture and Building1,3424.64.11,1594.24.0+183
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8482.91.58353.01.5+13
Health2,1337.36.41,6526.05.8+481
Education1,7175.95.11,6225.95.0+95
Management and Commerce3,51512.115.53,09411.313.7+421
Society and Culture1,7546.07.61,3615.06.4+393
Creative Arts4791.62.73971.42.3+82
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0093.53.29053.32.9+104
Mixed Field Programmes340.10.1240.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described1,0513.63.51,0844.04.3-33
No qualification11,54439.734.811,94943.638.8-405

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, Wagga Wagga City: 1.4% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City: 10.1% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City: 2.9% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 7.3% Education, Wagga Wagga City: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City: 12.1% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 6.0% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City: 3.6% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City: 39.7%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Wagga Wagga City: +38 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City: +274 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City: +183 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City: +13 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +481 Education, Wagga Wagga City: +95 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City: +421 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +393 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City: +82 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City: +104 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City: -33 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City: -405
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 Wagga Wagga City shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,515 people or 12.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,943 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (2,133 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,591 people in total or 29.6% 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 6.4% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Wagga Wagga City increased by 1,660 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health (+481 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+421 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+393 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+274 local labour force)

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