Blacktown City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Blacktown City 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 Blacktown City'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 Blacktown City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Blacktown City, 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
Blacktown City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4,5702.62.33,2812.22.1+1,289
Information Technology13,0697.53.77,4264.93.0+5,643
Engineering and Related Technologies20,13711.510.017,18711.310.4+2,950
Architecture and Building4,6932.74.34,8963.24.4-203
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3700.81.51,3010.91.5+69
Management and Commerce34,34519.618.326,40717.417.1+7,938
Society and Culture13,2067.59.710,7587.18.8+2,448
Creative Arts3,5182.03.42,7341.83.1+784
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5,1202.93.24,5783.03.3+542
Mixed Field Programmes1340.10.11730.10.1-39
Not stated or inadequately described5,3593.12.84,4182.92.7+941
No qualification48,73427.927.052,44934.631.1-3,715
Total Persons174,931100.0100.0151,473100.0100.0+23,458

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 Blacktown City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (34,345 people or 19.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (20,137 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (13,206 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 67,688 people in total or 38.7% 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 Blacktown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (7.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (2.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Blacktown City increased by 23,458 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+7,938 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+5,643 resident workers)
  • Health (+3,315 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2,950 resident workers)

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