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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the Armidale Regional Council 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 Armidale Regional Council's resident workforce, 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 Armidale Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Armidale Regional Council, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Armidale Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4363.52.13603.02.0+76
Information Technology1531.23.01411.22.6+12
Engineering and Related Technologies7986.510.48046.610.8-6
Architecture and Building4533.74.44483.74.1+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6595.31.55874.81.5+72
Health9918.07.18236.86.4+168
Education9687.95.49577.95.1+11
Management and Commerce1,46011.817.11,39311.415.5+67
Society and Culture1,40011.48.81,21910.07.6+181
Creative Arts2432.03.12512.12.7-8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4073.33.33613.03.2+46
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.1120.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described3252.62.73873.23.5-62
No qualification4,02732.731.14,43636.434.8-409

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales : 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales : 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales : 1.5% Health, New South Wales : 7.1% Education, New South Wales : 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales : 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales : 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales : 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 3.5% Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 6.5% Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 5.3% Health, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 8.0% Education, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 7.9% Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 11.8% Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 11.4% Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: 32.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +76 Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -6 Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +72 Health, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +168 Education, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +11 Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +67 Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +181 Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +46 Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -62 No qualification, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -409
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Armidale Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,460 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,400 people or 11.4%)
  • Health (991 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,851 people in total or 31.2% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (11.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 150 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+181 people)
  • Health (+168 people)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+76 people)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+72 people)

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