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Yass Valley Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Yass Valley 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
Yass Valley Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%NSW %
Natural and Physical Sciences822.22.1
Information Technology521.43.0
Engineering and Related Technologies3248.610.4
Architecture and Building1443.84.4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2496.61.5
Management and Commerce39010.317.1
Society and Culture3218.58.8
Creative Arts701.93.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1413.73.3
Not stated or inadequately described1263.32.7
No qualification1,40037.031.1

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% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW: 2.7% No qualification, NSW: 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Yass Valley Council area: 2.2% Information Technology, Yass Valley Council area: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yass Valley Council area: 8.6% Architecture and Building, Yass Valley Council area: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yass Valley Council area: 6.6% Health, Yass Valley Council area: 6.0% Education, Yass Valley Council area: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Yass Valley Council area: 10.3% Society and Culture, Yass Valley Council area: 8.5% Creative Arts, Yass Valley Council area: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yass Valley Council area: 3.7% Not stated or inadequately described, Yass Valley Council area: 3.3% No qualification, Yass Valley Council area: 37.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in 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 (390 people or 10.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (324 people or 8.6%)
  • Society and Culture (321 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,035 people in total or 27.4% 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 Yass Valley Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.3% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.4% compared to 3.0%)

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