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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the Yass Valley 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 the Yass Valley'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 the Yass Valley or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Yass Valley, 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
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Field of qualification
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Number%Australian Capital Territory%Number%Australian Capital Territory%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2403.14.21812.74.3+59
Information Technology1632.15.21352.04.9+28
Engineering and Related Technologies7249.37.06469.67.2+78
Architecture and Building3574.63.22684.02.9+89
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3304.31.42994.41.3+31
Health4265.55.43565.34.9+70
Education4005.24.73375.04.8+63
Management and Commerce91911.814.771110.512.8+208
Society and Culture7249.314.75518.213.4+173
Creative Arts1642.13.21382.02.9+26
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2002.62.61622.42.4+38
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.070.10.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described2242.92.92453.63.3-21
No qualification2,88637.230.92,71640.234.8+170

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, Australian Capital Territory: 4.2% Information Technology, Australian Capital Territory: 5.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Australian Capital Territory: 7.0% Architecture and Building, Australian Capital Territory: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Australian Capital Territory: 1.4% Health, Australian Capital Territory: 5.4% Education, Australian Capital Territory: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Australian Capital Territory: 14.7% Society and Culture, Australian Capital Territory: 14.7% Creative Arts, Australian Capital Territory: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Australian Capital Territory: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Australian Capital Territory: 2.9% No qualification, Australian Capital Territory: 30.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, Yass Valley: 3.1% Information Technology, Yass Valley: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Yass Valley: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley: 4.3% Health, Yass Valley: 5.5% Education, Yass Valley: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Yass Valley: 11.8% Society and Culture, Yass Valley: 9.3% Creative Arts, Yass Valley: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley: 2.9% No qualification, Yass Valley: 37.2%
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, Yass Valley: +59 Information Technology, Yass Valley: +28 Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley: +78 Architecture and Building, Yass Valley: +89 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley: +31 Health, Yass Valley: +70 Education, Yass Valley: +63 Management and Commerce, Yass Valley: +208 Society and Culture, Yass Valley: +173 Creative Arts, Yass Valley: +26 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley: +38 Mixed Field Programmes, Yass Valley: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley: -21 No qualification, Yass Valley: +170
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 the Yass Valley shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (919 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (724 people or 9.3%)
  • Society and Culture (724 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,367 people in total or 30.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Australian Capital Territory employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 7.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 14.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Yass Valley and Australian Capital Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (9.3% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (2.1% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Yass Valley increased by 1,010 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+208 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+173 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+89 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+78 local labour force)

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