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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Wyong Shire, 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 Wyong Shire;
  • 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 Wyong Shire.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wyong Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3650.92.02910.81.9+74
Information Technology3901.02.63440.92.3+46
Engineering and Related Technologies3,95010.010.93,89410.711.2+56
Architecture and Building1,5754.04.01,5264.23.9+49
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5451.41.54141.11.5+131
Health3,0957.86.52,3896.65.9+706
Education2,6696.75.22,3586.55.1+311
Management and Commerce4,68611.815.73,85310.614.0+833
Society and Culture2,6426.77.71,7634.96.6+879
Creative Arts5561.42.74271.22.4+129
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5954.03.21,3853.82.9+210
Mixed Field Programmes320.10.1150.00.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described1,2013.03.11,3833.83.8-182
No qualification16,26741.134.616,30744.938.3-40

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, Wyong Shire: 0.9% Information Technology, Wyong Shire: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wyong Shire: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Wyong Shire: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wyong Shire: 1.4% Health, Wyong Shire: 7.8% Education, Wyong Shire: 6.7% Management and Commerce, Wyong Shire: 11.8% Society and Culture, Wyong Shire: 6.7% Creative Arts, Wyong Shire: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wyong Shire: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wyong Shire: 3.0% No qualification, Wyong Shire: 41.1%
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, Wyong Shire - All industries: +74 Information Technology, Wyong Shire - All industries: +46 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wyong Shire - All industries: +56 Architecture and Building, Wyong Shire - All industries: +49 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wyong Shire - All industries: +131 Health, Wyong Shire - All industries: +706 Education, Wyong Shire - All industries: +311 Management and Commerce, Wyong Shire - All industries: +833 Society and Culture, Wyong Shire - All industries: +879 Creative Arts, Wyong Shire - All industries: +129 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wyong Shire - All industries: +210 Mixed Field Programmes, Wyong Shire - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, Wyong Shire - All industries: -182 No qualification, Wyong Shire - All industries: -40
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 (4,686 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,950 people or 10.0%)
  • Health (3,095 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,731 people in total or 29.6% 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 Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+879 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+833 local workers)
  • Health (+706 local workers)
  • Education (+311 local workers)

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