Central Coast Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Central Coast Council area.

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 Central Coast 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 Central Coast Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Central Coast Council area - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,4411.232.321,1631.112.10+278
Information Technology1,5041.283.701,1941.132.95+310
Engineering and Related Technologies9,4538.0910.009,2658.8410.38+188
Architecture and Building5,5094.714.284,7314.514.35+778
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,6921.441.511,4841.411.53+208
Management and Commerce16,15713.8318.3013,63013.0117.09+2,527
Society and Culture10,8739.319.648,6118.228.77+2,262
Creative Arts3,0092.573.422,1452.043.06+864
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,9734.253.224,6874.473.32+286
Mixed Field Programmes800.060.07790.070.10+1
Not stated or inadequately described2,9022.482.782,6342.512.69+268
No qualification38,38832.8727.0137,68735.9831.13+701
Total Persons116,783100.00100.00104,742100.00100.00+12,041

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (16,157 people or 13.8%)
  • Health (12,585 people or 10.8%)
  • Society and Culture (10,873 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 39,615 people in total or33.9% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 8.0% in Health and 9.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.1% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Central Coast Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,527.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,262.00 local workers)
  • Health (+2,250.00 local workers)
  • Education (+1,120.00 local workers)

Central Coast NSW

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