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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Broken Hill City, 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
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences430.62.1530.82.0-10
Information Technology701.03.0921.32.6-22
Engineering and Related Technologies91013.210.489212.710.8+18
Architecture and Building2213.24.42343.34.1-13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies751.11.5660.91.5+9
Health6439.37.15918.46.4+52
Education4296.25.43675.25.1+62
Management and Commerce6689.717.15958.515.5+73
Society and Culture5217.58.83835.57.6+138
Creative Arts490.73.1500.72.7-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2553.73.32563.63.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.130.00.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described2433.52.72533.63.5-10
No qualification2,77140.131.13,18145.334.8-410

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, Broken Hill City - All industries: 0.6% Information Technology, Broken Hill City - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Broken Hill City - All industries: 13.2% Architecture and Building, Broken Hill City - All industries: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Broken Hill City - All industries: 1.1% Health, Broken Hill City - All industries: 9.3% Education, Broken Hill City - All industries: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Broken Hill City - All industries: 9.7% Society and Culture, Broken Hill City - All industries: 7.5% Creative Arts, Broken Hill City - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Broken Hill City - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Broken Hill City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Broken Hill City - All industries: 3.5% No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries: 40.1%
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, Broken Hill City - All industries: -10 Information Technology, Broken Hill City - All industries: -22 Engineering and Related Technologies, Broken Hill City - All industries: +18 Architecture and Building, Broken Hill City - All industries: -13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Broken Hill City - All industries: +9 Health, Broken Hill City - All industries: +52 Education, Broken Hill City - All industries: +62 Management and Commerce, Broken Hill City - All industries: +73 Society and Culture, Broken Hill City - All industries: +138 Creative Arts, Broken Hill City - All industries: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Broken Hill City - All industries: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Broken Hill City - All industries: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Broken Hill City - All industries: -10 No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries: -410
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 Broken Hill City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (910 people or 13.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (668 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (643 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,221 people in total or 32.2% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (9.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Broken Hill City decreased by 113 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Broken Hill City were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+138 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+73 people)
  • Education (+62 people)
  • Health (+52 people)

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