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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Clarence Valley Council area 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 Clarence Valley Council area'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 Clarence Valley Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Clarence Valley Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Clarence Valley Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1620.92.11450.82.0+17
Information Technology1290.73.01280.72.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies1,92110.910.41,85810.510.8+63
Architecture and Building9145.24.49055.14.1+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4392.51.54132.31.5+26
Health1,4258.17.11,2687.16.4+157
Education1,0706.15.49995.65.1+71
Management and Commerce1,99911.417.11,82310.315.5+176
Society and Culture1,4988.58.81,2306.97.6+268
Creative Arts2371.33.12301.32.7+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7364.23.36953.93.2+41
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.160.00.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described6353.62.75893.33.5+46
No qualification6,38636.431.17,47542.134.8-1,089
Total Persons17,562100.0100.017,764100.0100.0-202

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Clarence Valley Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,999 people or 11.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,921 people or 10.9%)
  • Society and Culture (1,498 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,418 people in total or 30.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

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 Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.9% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Clarence Valley Council area decreased by 202 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Clarence Valley Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+268 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+176 resident workers)
  • Health (+157 resident workers)
  • Education (+71 resident workers)

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