Camden Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Camden Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
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
Total Persons40,013100.0100.028,765100.0100.0+11,248

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 Camden Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

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

Camden Council

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