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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Bathurst Regional Council area 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 Bathurst Regional Council area'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 Bathurst Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Bathurst Regional Council area, 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
Bathurst Regional Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2191.22.11951.12.0+24
Information Technology2401.33.02551.52.6-15
Engineering and Related Technologies2,08911.510.42,10912.010.8-20
Architecture and Building8994.94.47844.54.1+115
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4752.61.54562.61.5+19
Health1,4337.97.11,2577.26.4+176
Education1,3797.65.41,2227.05.1+157
Management and Commerce2,36813.017.11,98011.315.5+388
Society and Culture1,5178.38.81,1346.57.6+383
Creative Arts3882.13.13381.92.7+50
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7294.03.36053.53.2+124
Mixed Field Programmes140.10.180.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described4662.62.75693.23.5-103
No qualification5,95332.831.16,61037.734.8-657

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, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 2.6% Health, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 7.9% Education, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 7.6% Management and Commerce, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 13.0% Society and Culture, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 8.3% Creative Arts, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 32.8%
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, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +24 Information Technology, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -15 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -20 Architecture and Building, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +115 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +19 Health, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +176 Education, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +157 Management and Commerce, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +388 Society and Culture, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +383 Creative Arts, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +50 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +124 Mixed Field Programmes, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -103 No qualification, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -657
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 Bathurst Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,368 people or 13.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,089 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,517 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,974 people in total or 32.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (13.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (1.3% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Bathurst Regional Council area increased by 647 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+388 people)
  • Society and Culture (+383 people)
  • Health (+176 people)
  • Education (+157 people)

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