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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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Burwood Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
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
Total Persons17,159100.0100.015,100100.0100.0+2,059

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 (4,006 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Burwood Council area was for those qualified in:

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

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