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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Wollondilly Shire 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 Wollondilly Shire's local resident workers, 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 Wollondilly Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Wollondilly Shire, 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
Wollondilly Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2691.32.02221.11.9+47
Information Technology1700.82.61620.82.3+8
Engineering and Related Technologies3,34915.710.83,07915.911.1+270
Architecture and Building1,2295.84.11,0735.54.0+156
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3941.91.53231.71.5+71
Health1,1275.36.49244.85.8+203
Education1,2065.75.11,0885.65.0+118
Management and Commerce2,23710.515.51,7979.313.7+440
Society and Culture1,2245.77.68514.46.4+373
Creative Arts2661.22.72101.12.3+56
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6473.03.25322.72.9+115
Mixed Field Programmes210.10.180.00.1+13
Not stated or inadequately described7433.53.58084.24.3-65
No qualification8,40939.534.88,34043.038.8+69

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, Wollondilly Shire: 1.3% Information Technology, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wollondilly Shire: 15.7% Architecture and Building, Wollondilly Shire: 5.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wollondilly Shire: 1.9% Health, Wollondilly Shire: 5.3% Education, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Wollondilly Shire: 10.5% Society and Culture, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% Creative Arts, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire: 3.5% No qualification, Wollondilly Shire: 39.5%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +47 Information Technology, Wollondilly Shire: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wollondilly Shire: +270 Architecture and Building, Wollondilly Shire: +156 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wollondilly Shire: +71 Health, Wollondilly Shire: +203 Education, Wollondilly Shire: +118 Management and Commerce, Wollondilly Shire: +440 Society and Culture, Wollondilly Shire: +373 Creative Arts, Wollondilly Shire: +56 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wollondilly Shire: +115 Mixed Field Programmes, Wollondilly Shire: +13 Not stated or inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire: -65 No qualification, Wollondilly Shire: +69
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 Wollondilly Shire shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,349 people or 15.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,237 people or 10.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (1,229 people or 5.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,815 people in total or 32.0% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.5% in Management and Commerce; and 4.1% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.5% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.8% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,874 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in Wollondilly Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+440 local resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+373 local resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+270 local resident workers)
  • Health (+203 local resident workers)

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