Clarence Valley Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Clarence Valley 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 Clarence Valley 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 Clarence Valley Council area.

Data source

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, Clarence Valley Council area 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
Clarence Valley Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1671.022.101360.811.96+31
Information Technology1290.782.951210.722.59+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1,71710.5010.381,6539.9010.80+64
Architecture and Building6854.194.357034.214.04-18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4132.521.533872.311.51+26
Management and Commerce1,92111.7517.091,74810.4715.52+173
Society and Culture1,4208.688.771,1977.177.61+223
Creative Arts2171.323.062201.312.69-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6944.243.326583.943.22+36
Mixed Field Programmes150.090.1050.020.05+10
Not stated or inadequately described5573.402.695573.333.49--
No qualification5,88335.9931.137,00341.9634.86-1,120
Total Persons16,342100.00100.0016,687100.00100.00-345

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 (1,921 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,717 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,420 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,058 people in total or30.9% of 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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.9% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Clarence Valley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+223.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+173.00 local workers)
  • Health (+149.00 local workers)
  • Education (+76.00 local workers)

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