Edward River Council

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Edward River Council.

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 Edward River Council;
  • 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 Edward River Council.

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
Edward River Council - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences230.622.32371.002.10-14
Information Technology170.463.70200.542.95-3
Engineering and Related Technologies37910.3010.0037310.1010.38+6
Architecture and Building1143.094.281353.654.35-21
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2426.571.512386.441.53+4
Management and Commerce39910.8418.3039310.6517.09+6
Society and Culture2867.779.642937.948.77-7
Creative Arts431.163.42391.053.06+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1514.103.221313.553.32+20
Mixed Field Programmes80.210.07110.290.10-3
Not stated or inadequately described1253.392.781443.902.69-19
No qualification1,32235.9427.011,37637.2831.13-54
Total Persons3,678100.00100.003,690100.00100.00-12

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:

  • Management and Commerce (399 people or 10.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (379 people or 10.3%)
  • Health (296 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,074 people in total or29.2% of 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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in Edward River Council and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Edward River Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Education (+46.00 local workers)
  • Health (+23.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+20.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+6.00 local workers)

Edward River Council

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