Burwood Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Burwood Council area.

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 Burwood Council area;
  • 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 Burwood Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Burwood Council area - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4152.602.323402.042.10+75
Information Technology7434.653.705533.322.95+190
Engineering and Related Technologies9606.0110.001,2337.4110.38-273
Architecture and Building3972.484.284642.794.35-67
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies970.601.51900.541.53+7
Management and Commerce3,58022.4318.303,39920.4417.09+181
Society and Culture1,77611.129.641,77510.678.77+1
Creative Arts5883.683.424982.993.06+90
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4482.803.225163.103.32-68
Mixed Field Programmes130.080.07210.120.10-8
Not stated or inadequately described4993.122.784122.472.69+87
No qualification3,55322.2627.014,72528.4131.13-1,172
Total Persons15,957100.00100.0016,629100.00100.00-672

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,580 people or 22.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,776 people or 11.1%)
  • Health (1,608 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,964 people in total or43.6% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 9.6% in Society and Culture and 8.0% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Burwood Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (22.4% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.1% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Burwood Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Information Technology (+190.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+181.00 local workers)
  • Health (+152.00 local workers)
  • Education (+133.00 local workers)

Burwood Council

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