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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cumberland Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 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

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales : 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales : 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales : 1.5% Health, New South Wales : 7.1% Education, New South Wales : 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales : 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales : 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales : 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 2.3% Information Technology, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 5.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 9.5% Architecture and Building, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 0.5% Health, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 5.5% Education, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 3.5% Management and Commerce, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 18.5% Society and Culture, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 6.8% Creative Arts, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 36.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +389 Information Technology, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +994 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +391 Architecture and Building, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +584 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +27 Health, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,110 Education, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +504 Management and Commerce, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +3,140 Society and Culture, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,609 Creative Arts, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +321 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -69 Mixed Field Programmes, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +79 Not stated or inadequately described, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -760 No qualification, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +2,755
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Cumberland Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cumberland Council area were for those qualified in:

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

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