Cumberland Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Cumberland 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 the Cumberland 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 the Cumberland Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,0282.32.11,6392.22.0+389
Information Technology4,7565.53.03,7625.02.6+994
Engineering and Related Technologies8,2079.510.47,81610.310.8+391
Architecture and Building3,1953.74.42,6113.44.1+584
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4480.51.54210.61.5+27
Health4,8065.57.13,6964.96.4+1,110
Education3,0773.55.42,5733.45.1+504
Management and Commerce16,03418.517.112,89417.015.5+3,140
Society and Culture5,9096.88.84,3005.77.6+1,609
Creative Arts1,5371.83.11,2161.62.7+321
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4962.93.32,5653.43.2-69
Mixed Field Programmes1730.20.1940.10.1+79
Not stated or inadequately described2,5432.92.73,3034.43.5-760
No qualification31,62536.431.128,87038.134.8+2,755
Total Persons86,834100.0100.075,760100.0100.0+11,074

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 the Cumberland Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,034 people or 18.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,207 people or 9.5%)
  • Society and Culture (5,909 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 30,150 people in total or 34.7% 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 the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (5.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (3.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.5% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Cumberland Council area increased by 11,074 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+3,140 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,609 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,110 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+994 resident workers)

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