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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Willoughby City, there are more local workers 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 Willoughby 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 Willoughby City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Willoughby City - 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 Sciences1,4653.02.01,5122.91.9-47
Information Technology2,2164.52.62,7395.32.3-523
Engineering and Related Technologies5,29710.910.96,01011.711.2-713
Architecture and Building1,5813.24.01,4142.73.9+167
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4250.91.53460.71.5+79
Health4,99410.26.54,5348.85.9+460
Education1,6683.45.21,6513.25.1+17
Management and Commerce9,70919.915.79,31718.114.0+392
Society and Culture3,9458.17.73,8097.46.6+136
Creative Arts2,6505.42.72,4054.72.4+245
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2022.53.21,1152.22.9+87
Mixed Field Programmes250.10.1390.10.1-14
Not stated or inadequately described1,2172.53.11,6603.23.8-443
No qualification12,42425.434.614,87328.938.3-2,449

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, Willoughby City: 3.0% Information Technology, Willoughby City: 4.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: 10.9% Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: 0.9% Health, Willoughby City: 10.2% Education, Willoughby City: 3.4% Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: 19.9% Society and Culture, Willoughby City: 8.1% Creative Arts, Willoughby City: 5.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: 2.5% No qualification, Willoughby City: 25.4%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Willoughby City - All industries: -47 Information Technology, Willoughby City - All industries: -523 Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City - All industries: -713 Architecture and Building, Willoughby City - All industries: +167 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City - All industries: +79 Health, Willoughby City - All industries: +460 Education, Willoughby City - All industries: +17 Management and Commerce, Willoughby City - All industries: +392 Society and Culture, Willoughby City - All industries: +136 Creative Arts, Willoughby City - All industries: +245 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City - All industries: +87 Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City - All industries: -14 Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City - All industries: -443 No qualification, Willoughby City - All industries: -2,449
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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,709 people or 19.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,297 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (4,994 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,000 people in total or 41.0% of the local workers.

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 local workers in Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (19.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (5.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (4.5% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in Willoughby City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-713 local workers)
  • Information Technology (-523 local workers)
  • Health (+460 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+392 local workers)

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