Cowra Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Cowra Shire.

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 Cowra Shire;
  • 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 Cowra Shire.

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
Cowra Shire - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences420.852.32410.892.10+1
Information Technology200.403.70190.412.95+1
Engineering and Related Technologies50210.2310.0049510.8210.38+7
Architecture and Building1923.914.281703.714.35+22
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2615.311.512435.311.53+18
Management and Commerce54911.1818.3047710.4317.09+72
Society and Culture3196.509.643126.828.77+7
Creative Arts551.123.42450.983.06+10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1933.933.221633.563.32+30
Mixed Field Programmes30.060.07--00.10--
Not stated or inadequately described1913.892.781663.632.69+25
No qualification1,86538.0027.011,83440.1231.13+31
Total Persons4,907100.00100.004,571100.00100.00+336

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 (549 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (502 people or 10.2%)
  • Health (367 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,418 people in total or28.9% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.0% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.2% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.5% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Cowra Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+72.00 local workers)
  • Health (+64.00 local workers)
  • Education (+45.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+30.00 local workers)

Cowra Shire

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