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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 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, Camden 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
Camden 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 Sciences2801.12.11680.92.0+112
Information Technology2561.03.01430.82.6+113
Engineering and Related Technologies2,94412.010.42,09511.810.8+849
Architecture and Building1,4646.04.49085.14.0+556
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4201.71.52831.61.5+137
Health1,3145.47.19525.46.4+362
Education1,6616.85.41,1636.65.1+498
Management and Commerce2,79711.417.11,80910.215.5+988
Society and Culture1,5916.58.81,0265.87.6+565
Creative Arts4191.73.12241.32.7+195
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9543.93.36163.53.2+338
Mixed Field Programmes250.10.1130.10.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described6352.62.76003.43.5+35
No qualification9,69539.631.17,69543.534.9+2,000

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.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Camden Council area - All industries: +112 Information Technology, Camden Council area - All industries: +113 Engineering and Related Technologies, Camden Council area - All industries: +849 Architecture and Building, Camden Council area - All industries: +556 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Camden Council area - All industries: +137 Health, Camden Council area - All industries: +362 Education, Camden Council area - All industries: +498 Management and Commerce, Camden Council area - All industries: +988 Society and Culture, Camden Council area - All industries: +565 Creative Arts, Camden Council area - All industries: +195 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Camden Council area - All industries: +338 Mixed Field Programmes, Camden Council area - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Camden Council area - All industries: +35 No qualification, Camden Council area - All industries: +2,000
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:

  • 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 workforce 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%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+988 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+849 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+565 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+556 local workers)

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