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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Cumberland Council area, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland Council area.

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, Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,5802.22.11,4032.12.0+177
Information Technology2,0672.93.01,5672.42.6+500
Engineering and Related Technologies9,19713.010.49,52014.510.8-323
Architecture and Building2,5413.64.42,1113.24.0+430
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5740.81.55510.81.5+23
Health3,4084.87.12,7944.36.4+614
Education3,7625.35.43,4985.35.1+264
Management and Commerce10,97915.517.19,07213.915.5+1,907
Society and Culture4,6566.68.83,3705.17.6+1,286
Creative Arts1,1841.73.19291.42.7+255
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,8262.63.31,6952.63.2+131
Mixed Field Programmes890.10.1560.10.1+33
Not stated or inadequately described2,1303.02.72,8564.43.5-726
No qualification26,65937.731.126,07139.834.9+588

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 2.2% Information Technology, Cumberland Council area: 2.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cumberland Council area: 13.0% Architecture and Building, Cumberland Council area: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Health, Cumberland Council area: 4.8% Education, Cumberland Council area: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Cumberland Council area: 15.5% Society and Culture, Cumberland Council area: 6.6% Creative Arts, Cumberland Council area: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Cumberland Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cumberland Council area: 3.0% No qualification, Cumberland Council area: 37.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +177 Information Technology, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +500 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -323 Architecture and Building, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +430 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +23 Health, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +614 Education, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +264 Management and Commerce, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,907 Society and Culture, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,286 Creative Arts, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +255 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +131 Mixed Field Programmes, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +33 Not stated or inadequately described, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -726 No qualification, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +588
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,979 people or 15.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9,197 people or 13.0%)
  • Society and Culture (4,656 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,832 people in total or 35.1% of the .

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 the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.5% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,907 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,286 local workers)
  • Health (+614 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+500 local workers)

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