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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Camden Council area, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Camden 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 Camden Council area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Camden Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %
Natural and Physical Sciences2801.12.1
Information Technology2561.03.0
Engineering and Related Technologies2,94412.010.4
Architecture and Building1,4646.04.4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4201.71.5
Health1,3145.47.1
Education1,6616.85.4
Management and Commerce2,79711.417.1
Society and Culture1,5916.58.8
Creative Arts4191.73.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9543.93.3
Mixed Field Programmes250.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described6352.62.7
No qualification9,69539.631.1

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, Camden Council area: 1.1% Information Technology, Camden Council area: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area: 12.0% Architecture and Building, Camden Council area: 6.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area: 1.7% Health, Camden Council area: 5.4% Education, Camden Council area: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Camden Council area: 11.4% Society and Culture, Camden Council area: 6.5% Creative Arts, Camden Council area: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area: 2.6% No qualification, Camden Council area: 39.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,944 people or 12.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,797 people or 11.4%)
  • Education (1,661 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,402 people in total or 30.3% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 5.4% in Education.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.4% compared to 7.1%)

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