Cumberland City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Cumberland City 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 Cumberland City'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 Cumberland City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Cumberland City, 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Cumberland City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences2,4072.82.32,0282.32.1+379
Information Technology7,3728.63.74,7565.53.0+2,616
Engineering and Related Technologies8,5349.910.08,2079.510.4+327
Architecture and Building2,4162.84.33,1953.74.4-779
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4070.51.54480.51.5-41
Management and Commerce17,36120.218.316,03418.517.1+1,327
Society and Culture6,3767.49.75,9096.88.8+467
Creative Arts1,6201.93.41,5371.83.1+83
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2512.63.22,4962.93.3-245
Mixed Field Programmes960.10.11730.20.1-77
Not stated or inadequately described2,8143.32.82,5432.92.7+271
No qualification24,63028.627.031,62536.431.1-6,995
Total Persons86,039100.0100.086,834100.0100.0-795

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Cumberland City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (17,361 people or 20.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,534 people or 9.9%)
  • Information Technology (7,372 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,267 people in total or 38.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 3.7% in Information Technology.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Cumberland City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (8.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (20.2% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cumberland City decreased by 795 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Cumberland City was for those qualified in:

  • Information Technology (+2,616 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,413 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,327 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-779 resident workers)

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