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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 City of Canterbury Bankstown or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Canterbury Bankstown, 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,7032.02.12,2481.82.0+455
Information Technology5,3873.93.04,4083.52.6+979
Engineering and Related Technologies13,2019.610.412,90310.410.8+298
Architecture and Building5,5004.04.44,6093.74.1+891
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8350.61.57400.61.5+95
Health7,1905.27.15,7214.66.4+1,469
Education6,5194.75.45,2624.25.1+1,257
Management and Commerce23,84717.317.119,20515.415.5+4,642
Society and Culture10,5307.68.87,8546.37.6+2,676
Creative Arts3,3242.43.12,5212.02.7+803
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,4993.33.34,0983.33.2+401
Mixed Field Programmes2320.20.11100.10.1+122
Not stated or inadequately described3,9992.92.75,4614.43.5-1,462
No qualification50,43336.531.149,39339.734.8+1,040

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 2.0% Information Technology, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 3.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 9.6% Architecture and Building, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 0.6% Health, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 5.2% Education, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 4.7% Management and Commerce, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 17.3% Society and Culture, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 7.6% Creative Arts, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: 36.5%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +455 Information Technology, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +979 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +298 Architecture and Building, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +891 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +95 Health, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,469 Education, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,257 Management and Commerce, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +4,642 Society and Culture, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +2,676 Creative Arts, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +803 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +401 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +122 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -1,462 No qualification, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,040
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (23,847 people or 17.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (13,201 people or 9.6%)
  • Society and Culture (10,530 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 47,578 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.6% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 13,666 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Canterbury Bankstown were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,642 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,676 people)
  • Health (+1,469 people)
  • Education (+1,257 people)

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