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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Burwood Council area, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 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.

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, Burwood Council area 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
Burwood Council area - 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 Sciences3402.02.13181.92.0+22
Information Technology5533.33.07414.52.6-188
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2337.410.41,2757.810.8-42
Architecture and Building4642.84.43272.04.0+137
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies900.51.5860.51.5+4
Health1,4568.87.11,2937.96.4+163
Education1,1476.95.41,2307.55.1-83
Management and Commerce3,39920.417.12,85517.415.5+544
Society and Culture1,77510.78.81,5149.27.6+261
Creative Arts4983.03.14042.52.7+94
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5163.13.34843.03.2+32
Mixed Field Programmes210.10.1210.10.10
Not stated or inadequately described4122.52.76704.13.5-258
No qualification4,72528.431.15,17931.634.9-454

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, Burwood Council area: 2.0% Information Technology, Burwood Council area: 3.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Burwood Council area: 7.4% Architecture and Building, Burwood Council area: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burwood Council area: 0.5% Health, Burwood Council area: 8.8% Education, Burwood Council area: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Burwood Council area: 20.4% Society and Culture, Burwood Council area: 10.7% Creative Arts, Burwood Council area: 3.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burwood Council area: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Burwood Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Burwood Council area: 2.5% No qualification, Burwood Council area: 28.4%
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, Burwood Council area - All industries: +22 Information Technology, Burwood Council area - All industries: -188 Engineering and Related Technologies, Burwood Council area - All industries: -42 Architecture and Building, Burwood Council area - All industries: +137 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burwood Council area - All industries: +4 Health, Burwood Council area - All industries: +163 Education, Burwood Council area - All industries: -83 Management and Commerce, Burwood Council area - All industries: +544 Society and Culture, Burwood Council area - All industries: +261 Creative Arts, Burwood Council area - All industries: +94 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burwood Council area - All industries: +32 Mixed Field Programmes, Burwood Council area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Burwood Council area - All industries: -258 No qualification, Burwood Council area - All industries: -454
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:

  • Management and Commerce (3,399 people or 20.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,775 people or 10.7%)
  • Health (1,456 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,630 people in total or 39.9% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 7.1% 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 (20.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Burwood Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+544 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+261 local workers)
  • Information Technology (-188 local workers)
  • Health (+163 local workers)

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