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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the Bayside 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 the Bayside 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 the Bayside Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Bayside 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
Bayside Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences5042.22.19332.12.0-429
Information Technology9294.03.01,9304.32.6-1,001
Engineering and Related Technologies2,2219.710.44,3059.610.8-2,084
Architecture and Building9344.14.41,4903.34.1-556
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1790.81.52380.51.5-59
Health1,2765.67.12,2455.06.4-969
Education9164.05.41,7673.95.1-851
Management and Commerce4,82621.017.18,73219.415.5-3,906
Society and Culture1,7957.88.83,1226.97.6-1,327
Creative Arts7963.53.11,1502.62.7-354
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8353.63.31,8284.13.2-993
Mixed Field Programmes330.10.1470.10.1-14
Not stated or inadequately described6272.72.71,9604.43.5-1,333
No qualification7,08730.931.115,21133.834.8-8,124

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, Bayside Council area - All industries: 2.2% Information Technology, Bayside Council area - All industries: 4.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bayside Council area - All industries: 9.7% Architecture and Building, Bayside Council area - All industries: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bayside Council area - All industries: 0.8% Health, Bayside Council area - All industries: 5.6% Education, Bayside Council area - All industries: 4.0% Management and Commerce, Bayside Council area - All industries: 21.0% Society and Culture, Bayside Council area - All industries: 7.8% Creative Arts, Bayside Council area - All industries: 3.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bayside Council area - All industries: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Bayside Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bayside Council area - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, Bayside Council area - All industries: 30.9%
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, Bayside Council area - All industries: -429 Information Technology, Bayside Council area - All industries: -1,001 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bayside Council area - All industries: -2,084 Architecture and Building, Bayside Council area - All industries: -556 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bayside Council area - All industries: -59 Health, Bayside Council area - All industries: -969 Education, Bayside Council area - All industries: -851 Management and Commerce, Bayside Council area - All industries: -3,906 Society and Culture, Bayside Council area - All industries: -1,327 Creative Arts, Bayside Council area - All industries: -354 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bayside Council area - All industries: -993 Mixed Field Programmes, Bayside Council area - All industries: -14 Not stated or inadequately described, Bayside Council area - All industries: -1,333 No qualification, Bayside Council area - All industries: -8,124
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 Bayside Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,826 people or 21.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,221 people or 9.7%)
  • Society and Culture (1,795 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,842 people in total or 38.5% 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 the Bayside Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (21.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (4.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (4.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Bayside Council area decreased by 22,000 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (-3,906 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-2,084 people)
  • Society and Culture (-1,327 people)
  • Information Technology (-1,001 people)

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