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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Wyong 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 Wyong 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 Wyong Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Wyong 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
Wyong Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences4890.82.03960.71.9+93
Information Technology6851.12.65861.12.3+99
Engineering and Related Technologies6,71811.210.86,27311.611.1+445
Architecture and Building3,4455.74.13,1195.84.0+326
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8431.41.57001.31.5+143
Health3,8016.36.43,0055.65.8+796
Education2,7954.75.12,3114.35.0+484
Management and Commerce6,73111.215.55,48110.213.7+1,250
Society and Culture3,6656.17.62,3294.36.4+1,336
Creative Arts7561.32.76101.12.3+146
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4694.13.21,9993.72.9+470
Mixed Field Programmes390.10.1170.00.1+22
Not stated or inadequately described2,2583.83.52,4254.54.3-167
No qualification25,25842.134.824,60745.738.8+651

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, Wyong Shire: 0.8% Information Technology, Wyong Shire: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wyong Shire: 11.2% Architecture and Building, Wyong Shire: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wyong Shire: 1.4% Health, Wyong Shire: 6.3% Education, Wyong Shire: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Wyong Shire: 11.2% Society and Culture, Wyong Shire: 6.1% Creative Arts, Wyong Shire: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wyong Shire: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wyong Shire: 3.8% No qualification, Wyong Shire: 42.1%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Wyong Shire: +93 Information Technology, Wyong Shire: +99 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wyong Shire: +445 Architecture and Building, Wyong Shire: +326 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wyong Shire: +143 Health, Wyong Shire: +796 Education, Wyong Shire: +484 Management and Commerce, Wyong Shire: +1,250 Society and Culture, Wyong Shire: +1,336 Creative Arts, Wyong Shire: +146 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wyong Shire: +470 Mixed Field Programmes, Wyong Shire: +22 Not stated or inadequately described, Wyong Shire: -167 No qualification, Wyong Shire: +651
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 Wyong Shire shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,731 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,718 people or 11.2%)
  • Health (3,801 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,250 people in total or 28.8% of the local resident workers.

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 resident workers of Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.2% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in Wyong Shire increased by 6,094 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Society and Culture (+1,336 local resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,250 local resident workers)
  • Health (+796 local resident workers)
  • Education (+484 local resident workers)

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