Bayside Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in 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 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 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 Bayside 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Bayside Council area - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences2,2362.62.31,7152.32.1+521
Information Technology4,6035.43.73,3414.43.0+1,262
Engineering and Related Technologies8,1049.510.06,9909.210.4+1,114
Architecture and Building3,2553.84.32,7183.64.4+537
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5480.61.55050.71.5+43
Management and Commerce20,20523.718.316,62221.917.1+3,583
Society and Culture7,6249.09.75,8897.88.8+1,735
Creative Arts3,3243.93.42,4383.23.1+886
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,0253.63.22,7693.73.3+256
Mixed Field Programmes740.10.11150.20.1-41
Not stated or inadequately described2,4722.92.82,1072.82.7+365
No qualification20,20223.727.023,20630.631.1-3,004
Total Persons85,121100.0100.075,782100.0100.0+9,339

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Bayside Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (20,205 people or 23.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,104 people or 9.5%)
  • Society and Culture (7,624 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,933 people in total or 42.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 9.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (23.7% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (5.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.4% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Bayside Council area increased by 9,339 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Bayside Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,583 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,735 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,359 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+1,262 resident workers)

Bayside Council

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