Edward River Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Edward River Council 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 Edward River Council'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 Edward River Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Edward River Council, 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
Edward River Council - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences250.72.3381.02.1-13
Information Technology180.53.7240.63.0-6
Engineering and Related Technologies39810.510.038710.110.4+11
Architecture and Building1353.64.31584.14.4-23
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2636.91.52546.71.5+9
Management and Commerce41110.818.338410.117.1+27
Society and Culture2777.39.72707.18.8+7
Creative Arts421.13.4350.93.1+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1393.73.21333.53.3+6
Mixed Field Programmes80.20.1100.30.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described1233.22.81554.12.7-32
No qualification1,41737.327.01,49039.031.1-73
Total Persons3,798100.0100.03,816100.0100.0-18

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

  • Management and Commerce (411 people or 10.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (398 people or 10.5%)
  • Health (280 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,089 people in total or 28.7% 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 8.0% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Edward River Council decreased by 18 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Health (+32 resident workers)
  • Education (+32 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-32 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+27 resident workers)

Edward River Council

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