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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Wagga Wagga City, 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 Wagga Wagga City;
  • 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 Wagga Wagga City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wagga Wagga City - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3921.52.03771.41.9+15
Information Technology2921.12.63021.12.3-10
Engineering and Related Technologies2,69710.310.92,65410.011.2+43
Architecture and Building9713.74.08843.33.9+87
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7492.91.57742.91.5-25
Health2,0507.86.51,7156.55.9+335
Education1,5636.05.21,5315.85.1+32
Management and Commerce3,43213.115.73,13611.914.0+296
Society and Culture1,6256.27.71,3355.06.6+290
Creative Arts4511.72.73991.52.4+52
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9093.53.28813.32.9+28
Mixed Field Programmes230.10.1210.10.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described7923.03.19683.73.8-176
No qualification10,25239.134.611,46843.438.3-1,216

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, Wagga Wagga City: 1.5% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City: 2.9% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 7.8% Education, Wagga Wagga City: 6.0% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City: 13.1% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 6.2% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City: 1.7% 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: 3.0% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City: 39.1%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +15 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -10 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +43 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +87 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -25 Health, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +335 Education, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +32 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +296 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +290 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +52 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +28 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -176 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -1,216
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 (3,432 people or 13.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,697 people or 10.3%)
  • Health (2,050 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,179 people in total or 31.2% 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 Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Wagga Wagga City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Health (+335 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+296 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+290 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+87 local workers)

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