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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Camden 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 Camden 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 Camden Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Camden Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Camden Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4791.22.13421.22.0+137
Information Technology6961.73.03961.42.6+300
Engineering and Related Technologies4,84512.110.43,77213.110.8+1,073
Architecture and Building2,1765.44.41,4455.04.1+731
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4871.21.53501.21.5+137
Health2,3085.87.11,4845.26.4+824
Education2,7456.95.41,7876.25.1+958
Management and Commerce5,77314.417.13,70012.915.5+2,073
Society and Culture3,1737.98.81,9006.67.6+1,273
Creative Arts7261.83.14071.42.7+319
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3033.33.38833.13.2+420
Mixed Field Programmes200.00.1130.00.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described9212.32.79523.33.5-31
No qualification14,36135.931.111,33439.434.8+3,027

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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, Camden Council area - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Camden Council area - All industries: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area - All industries: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Camden Council area - All industries: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area - All industries: 1.2% Health, Camden Council area - All industries: 5.8% Education, Camden Council area - All industries: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Camden Council area - All industries: 14.4% Society and Culture, Camden Council area - All industries: 7.9% Creative Arts, Camden Council area - All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, Camden Council area - All industries: 35.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Camden Council area - All industries: +137 Information Technology, Camden Council area - All industries: +300 Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area - All industries: +1,073 Architecture and Building, Camden Council area - All industries: +731 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area - All industries: +137 Health, Camden Council area - All industries: +824 Education, Camden Council area - All industries: +958 Management and Commerce, Camden Council area - All industries: +2,073 Society and Culture, Camden Council area - All industries: +1,273 Creative Arts, Camden Council area - All industries: +319 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area - All industries: +420 Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area - All industries: -31 No qualification, Camden Council area - All industries: +3,027
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 field of qualifications in Camden Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (5,773 people or 14.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,845 people or 12.1%)
  • Society and Culture (3,173 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,791 people in total or 34.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (6.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (14.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Camden Council area increased by 11,248 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Camden Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,073 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,273 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,073 people)
  • Education (+958 people)

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