Burwood Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Burwood Council area - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences5613.02.34362.52.1+125
Information Technology1,4998.03.71,0065.93.0+493
Engineering and Related Technologies1,4607.810.01,3658.010.4+95
Architecture and Building5252.84.35353.14.4-10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies940.51.5790.51.5+15
Management and Commerce4,66524.818.34,00623.317.1+659
Society and Culture1,7279.29.71,4758.68.8+252
Creative Arts6463.43.45643.33.1+82
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5042.73.25643.33.3-60
Mixed Field Programmes330.20.1440.30.1-11
Not stated or inadequately described5763.12.84372.52.7+139
No qualification4,13822.027.04,73427.631.1-596
Total Persons18,774100.0100.017,159100.0100.0+1,615

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 Burwood Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,665 people or 24.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,727 people or 9.2%)
  • Health (1,554 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,946 people in total or 42.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 9.7% in Society and Culture and 8.0% in Health.

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 (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (24.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (8.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (2.8% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area increased by 1,615 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+659 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+493 resident workers)
  • Health (+334 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+252 resident workers)

Burwood Council

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