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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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 Willoughby City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Willoughby 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
Willoughby City 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1133.32.01,0183.21.9+95
Information Technology1,9365.82.61,5684.92.3+368
Engineering and Related Technologies2,6037.710.82,5648.011.1+39
Architecture and Building9082.74.18932.84.0+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2430.71.51880.61.5+55
Health2,4247.26.42,2076.95.8+217
Education1,4144.25.11,3734.35.0+41
Management and Commerce8,86726.315.57,78524.413.7+1,082
Society and Culture3,95511.87.63,63911.46.4+316
Creative Arts1,4474.32.71,3064.12.3+141
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7802.33.26772.12.9+103
Mixed Field Programmes130.00.1220.10.1-9
Not stated or inadequately described8912.63.51,0273.24.3-136
No qualification7,06021.034.87,62723.938.8-567

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, Willoughby City: 3.3% Information Technology, Willoughby City: 5.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: 7.7% Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: 0.7% Health, Willoughby City: 7.2% Education, Willoughby City: 4.2% Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: 26.3% Society and Culture, Willoughby City: 11.8% Creative Arts, Willoughby City: 4.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: 2.6% No qualification, Willoughby City: 21.0%
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, Willoughby City: +95 Information Technology, Willoughby City: +368 Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: +39 Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: +15 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: +55 Health, Willoughby City: +217 Education, Willoughby City: +41 Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: +1,082 Society and Culture, Willoughby City: +316 Creative Arts, Willoughby City: +141 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: +103 Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City: -9 Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: -136 No qualification, Willoughby City: -567
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 Willoughby City shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (8,867 people or 26.3%)
  • Society and Culture (3,955 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,603 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,425 people in total or 45.8% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 7.6% in Society and Culture; and 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (26.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (11.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (5.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.7% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Willoughby City increased by 1,760 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,082 local labour force)
  • Information Technology (+368 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+316 local labour force)
  • Health (+217 local labour force)

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