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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Goulburn Mulwaree Council area, 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 Canberra Region;
  • 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 Canberra Region.

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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %
Natural and Physical Sciences1080.92.1
Information Technology810.73.0
Engineering and Related Technologies1,21010.510.4
Architecture and Building4513.94.4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2932.51.5
Health9528.27.1
Education7116.25.4
Management and Commerce1,28811.117.1
Society and Culture1,18710.38.8
Creative Arts1511.33.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4814.23.3
Mixed Field Programmes150.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described3863.32.7
No qualification4,24336.731.1

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, NSW: 2.1% Information Technology, NSW: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW: 10.4% Architecture and Building, NSW: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW: 1.5% Health, NSW: 7.1% Education, NSW: 5.4% Management and Commerce, NSW: 17.1% Society and Culture, NSW: 8.8% Creative Arts, NSW: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW: 2.7% No qualification, NSW: 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.9% Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 10.5% Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.5% Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 8.2% Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 11.1% Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 10.3% Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.3% No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 36.7%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +108 Information Technology, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +81 Engineering and Related Technologies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +1,210 Architecture and Building, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +451 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +293 Health, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +952 Education, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +711 Management and Commerce, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +1,288 Society and Culture, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +1,187 Creative Arts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +151 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +481 Mixed Field Programmes, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +386 No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - All industries: +4,243
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:

  • Management and Commerce (1,288 people or 11.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,210 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,187 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,685 people in total or 31.9% of the .

In comparison, NSW 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 in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,288 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,210 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,187 local workers)
  • Health (+952 local workers)

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