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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Broken Hill City, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Broken Hill City;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Broken Hill City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Broken Hill City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Broken Hill City - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences510.72.1550.82.0-4
Information Technology701.03.0911.32.6-21
Engineering and Related Technologies91513.410.486512.610.8+50
Architecture and Building2073.04.42043.04.0+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies781.11.5590.91.5+19
Health69210.17.16279.16.4+65
Education4366.45.43795.55.1+57
Management and Commerce6769.917.15898.615.5+87
Society and Culture5107.48.83775.57.6+133
Creative Arts540.83.1500.72.7+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2463.63.32553.73.2-9
Mixed Field Programmes40.10.130.00.1+1
Not stated or inadequately described2363.42.72573.73.5-21
No qualification2,67739.131.13,05544.534.9-378

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 0.7% Information Technology, Broken Hill City: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Broken Hill City: 13.4% Architecture and Building, Broken Hill City: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Broken Hill City: 1.1% Health, Broken Hill City: 10.1% Education, Broken Hill City: 6.4% Management and Commerce, Broken Hill City: 9.9% Society and Culture, Broken Hill City: 7.4% Creative Arts, Broken Hill City: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Broken Hill City: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Broken Hill City: 3.4% No qualification, Broken Hill City: 39.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Broken Hill City - All industries: -4 Information Technology, Broken Hill City - All industries: -21 Engineering and Related Technologies, Broken Hill City - All industries: +50 Architecture and Building, Broken Hill City - All industries: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Broken Hill City - All industries: +19 Health, Broken Hill City - All industries: +65 Education, Broken Hill City - All industries: +57 Management and Commerce, Broken Hill City - All industries: +87 Society and Culture, Broken Hill City - All industries: +133 Creative Arts, Broken Hill City - All industries: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Broken Hill City - All industries: -9 Mixed Field Programmes, Broken Hill City - All industries: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Broken Hill City - All industries: -21 No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries: -378
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (915 people or 13.4%)
  • Health (692 people or 10.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (676 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,283 people in total or 33.3% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+133 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+87 local workers)
  • Health (+65 local workers)
  • Education (+57 local workers)

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