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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Burwood 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 Burwood 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 Burwood Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Burwood 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
Burwood Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4362.52.14252.82.0+11
Information Technology1,0065.93.08835.82.6+123
Engineering and Related Technologies1,3658.010.41,2358.210.8+130
Architecture and Building5353.14.44302.84.1+105
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies790.51.5690.51.5+10
Health1,2207.17.19766.56.4+244
Education6944.05.46284.25.1+66
Management and Commerce4,00623.317.13,21921.315.5+787
Society and Culture1,4758.68.81,2408.27.6+235
Creative Arts5643.33.14853.22.7+79
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5643.33.36194.13.2-55
Mixed Field Programmes440.30.1150.10.1+29
Not stated or inadequately described4372.52.75603.73.5-123
No qualification4,73427.631.14,31628.634.8+418

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, Burwood Council area - All industries: 2.5% Information Technology, Burwood Council area - All industries: 5.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Burwood Council area - All industries: 8.0% Architecture and Building, Burwood Council area - All industries: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burwood Council area - All industries: 0.5% Health, Burwood Council area - All industries: 7.1% Education, Burwood Council area - All industries: 4.0% Management and Commerce, Burwood Council area - All industries: 23.3% Society and Culture, Burwood Council area - All industries: 8.6% Creative Arts, Burwood Council area - All industries: 3.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burwood Council area - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Burwood Council area - All industries: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Burwood Council area - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, Burwood Council area - All industries: 27.6%
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, Burwood Council area - All industries: +11 Information Technology, Burwood Council area - All industries: +123 Engineering and Related Technologies, Burwood Council area - All industries: +130 Architecture and Building, Burwood Council area - All industries: +105 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burwood Council area - All industries: +10 Health, Burwood Council area - All industries: +244 Education, Burwood Council area - All industries: +66 Management and Commerce, Burwood Council area - All industries: +787 Society and Culture, Burwood Council area - All industries: +235 Creative Arts, Burwood Council area - All industries: +79 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burwood Council area - All industries: -55 Mixed Field Programmes, Burwood Council area - All industries: +29 Not stated or inadequately described, Burwood Council area - All industries: -123 No qualification, Burwood Council area - All industries: +418
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 Burwood Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,006 people or 23.3%)
  • Society and Culture (1,475 people or 8.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,365 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,846 people in total or 39.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (23.3% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (5.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (4.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Burwood Council area increased by 2,059 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+787 people)
  • Health (+244 people)
  • Society and Culture (+235 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+130 people)

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