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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Armidale Regional Council, there are more 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 Armidale Regional Council;
  • 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 Armidale Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Armidale Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Armidale Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4723.62.13612.82.0+111
Information Technology1611.23.01471.22.6+14
Engineering and Related Technologies8486.510.48256.510.8+23
Architecture and Building4313.34.44013.24.0+30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6835.21.55874.61.5+96
Health1,0788.27.19187.26.4+160
Education1,0618.15.41,0678.45.1-6
Management and Commerce1,62312.417.11,51211.915.5+111
Society and Culture1,47611.38.81,28110.17.6+195
Creative Arts2582.03.12772.22.7-19
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4593.53.33893.13.2+70
Mixed Field Programmes150.10.1100.10.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described3492.72.74003.13.5-51
No qualification4,18732.031.14,54135.734.9-354

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 3.6% Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council: 6.5% Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council: 5.2% Health, Armidale Regional Council: 8.2% Education, Armidale Regional Council: 8.1% Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council: 12.4% Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council: 11.3% Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council: 2.7% No qualification, Armidale Regional Council: 32.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +111 Information Technology, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +14 Engineering and Related Technologies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +23 Architecture and Building, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +30 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +96 Health, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +160 Education, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -6 Management and Commerce, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +111 Society and Culture, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +195 Creative Arts, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -19 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +70 Mixed Field Programmes, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -51 No qualification, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -354
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,623 people or 12.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,476 people or 11.3%)
  • Health (1,078 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,177 people in total or 31.9% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+195 local workers)
  • Health (+160 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+111 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+111 local workers)

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