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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for workers in Dungog 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 Dungog 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 Dungog 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
Dungog Shire - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences291.192.32321.482.10-3
Information Technology100.413.70120.552.95-2
Engineering and Related Technologies26911.1010.002129.8110.38+57
Architecture and Building1174.834.28974.494.35+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1164.781.511356.251.53-19
Management and Commerce26811.0618.302119.7717.09+57
Society and Culture1516.239.641306.028.77+21
Creative Arts461.893.42251.153.06+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1044.293.22683.143.32+36
Mixed Field Programmes000.0760.270.10-6
Not stated or inadequately described893.672.78663.052.69+23
No qualification79232.7027.0182538.2131.13-33
Total Persons2,422100.00100.002,159100.00100.00+263

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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (269 people or 11.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (268 people or 11.1%)
  • Education (233 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 770 people in total or31.8% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 18.3% in Management and Commerce and 5.7% in Education.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+57.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+57.00 local workers)
  • Health (+53.00 local workers)
  • Education (+38.00 local workers)

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