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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Federation Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences370.72.1571.12.0-20
Information Technology240.53.0200.42.6+4
Engineering and Related Technologies60912.210.461311.910.8-4
Architecture and Building2184.44.42254.44.1-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3036.11.52444.71.5+59
Health3416.97.12915.76.4+50
Education2364.75.42304.55.1+6
Management and Commerce4418.917.13797.415.5+62
Society and Culture2615.28.82344.57.6+27
Creative Arts400.83.1290.62.7+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2014.03.32324.53.2-31
Mixed Field Programmes80.20.170.10.1+1
Not stated or inadequately described1883.82.72144.23.5-26
No qualification2,06841.631.12,37346.134.8-305
Total Persons4,975100.0100.05,148100.0100.0-173

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (609 people or 12.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (441 people or 8.9%)
  • Health (341 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,391 people in total or 28.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, NSW employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce and 7.1% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Federation Council area decreased by 173 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Federation Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+62 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+59 resident workers)
  • Health (+50 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-31 resident workers)

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