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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Canterbury Bankstown, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown;
  • 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown.

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,5201.62.11,2941.42.0+226
Information Technology2,1182.23.01,7281.92.6+390
Engineering and Related Technologies10,77411.410.411,69413.110.8-920
Architecture and Building3,5083.74.43,0233.44.0+485
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6690.71.55650.61.5+104
Health5,9316.37.14,7615.36.4+1,170
Education6,5917.05.45,6866.45.1+905
Management and Commerce13,90414.717.111,44912.815.5+2,455
Society and Culture7,3197.78.85,5536.27.6+1,766
Creative Arts1,6311.73.11,3811.52.7+250
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7872.93.32,5712.93.2+216
Mixed Field Programmes1260.10.1860.10.1+40
Not stated or inadequately described2,7052.92.73,9514.43.5-1,246
No qualification35,19737.131.135,65439.934.9-457

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% Information Technology, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.4% Architecture and Building, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.7% Health, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.3% Education, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.0% Management and Commerce, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.7% Society and Culture, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.7% Creative Arts, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.9% No qualification, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 37.1%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +226 Information Technology, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +390 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -920 Architecture and Building, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +485 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +104 Health, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,170 Education, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +905 Management and Commerce, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +2,455 Society and Culture, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,766 Creative Arts, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +250 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +216 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +40 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -1,246 No qualification, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -457
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (13,904 people or 14.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,774 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (7,319 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,997 people in total or 33.7% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (14.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,455 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,766 local workers)
  • Health (+1,170 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-920 local workers)

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