Byron Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Byron Shire.

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 Byron Shire;
  • 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 Byron Shire.

Data source

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, Byron Shire 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
Byron Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2311.782.101701.441.96+61
Information Technology1060.812.951160.982.59-10
Engineering and Related Technologies8506.5610.388367.1210.80+14
Architecture and Building7365.684.356455.494.04+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3352.581.532942.501.51+41
Health1,0187.867.138427.176.43+176
Education8536.585.357496.385.14+104
Management and Commerce1,49711.5617.091,1509.8015.52+347
Society and Culture1,2179.408.771,0388.847.61+179
Creative Arts8746.753.066075.172.69+267
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7495.783.326215.293.22+128
Mixed Field Programmes200.150.1030.020.05+17
Not stated or inadequately described4603.552.693813.243.49+79
No qualification3,99930.8931.134,28136.4834.86-282
Total Persons12,945100.00100.0011,733100.00100.00+1,212

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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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 (1,497 people or 11.6%)
  • Society and Culture (1,217 people or 9.4%)
  • Health (1,018 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,732 people in total or28.8% of All industries.

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 Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (6.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.8% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Byron Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+347.00 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+267.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+179.00 local workers)
  • Health (+176.00 local workers)

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