Bathurst Regional Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
Total Persons18,169100.0100.017,522100.0100.0+647

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Bathurst Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Bathurst Regional Council area was for those qualified in:

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

Bathurst Regional Council

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