Federation Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Federation Council area 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 Federation Council area'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 Federation Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Federation Council area, 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
Federation Council area - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences390.72.3370.72.1+2
Information Technology300.53.7240.53.0+6
Engineering and Related Technologies61011.210.060912.210.4+1
Architecture and Building2504.64.32184.44.4+32
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3075.61.53036.11.5+4
Management and Commerce5269.618.34418.917.1+85
Society and Culture3566.59.72615.28.8+95
Creative Arts561.03.4400.83.1+16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2424.43.22014.03.3+41
Mixed Field Programmes60.
Not stated or inadequately described1873.42.81883.82.7-1
No qualification2,19240.127.02,06841.631.1+124
Total Persons5,469100.0100.04,975100.0100.0+494

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (610 people or 11.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (526 people or 9.6%)
  • Health (377 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,513 people in total or 27.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, NSW employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 18.3% in Management and Commerce and 8.0% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.6% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Federation Council area increased by 494 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Society and Culture (+95 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+85 resident workers)
  • Education (+55 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+41 resident workers)

Federation Council

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