Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Goulburn Mulwaree 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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1261.02.1890.72.0+37
Information Technology1170.93.01060.92.6+11
Engineering and Related Technologies1,41711.110.41,27410.510.8+143
Architecture and Building6134.84.45264.34.1+87
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3372.61.52892.41.5+48
Health9187.27.18306.96.4+88
Education6865.45.45814.85.1+105
Management and Commerce1,41911.217.11,27010.515.5+149
Society and Culture1,2209.68.89988.27.6+222
Creative Arts1731.43.11511.22.7+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5124.03.34113.43.2+101
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.140.00.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described4103.22.74874.03.5-77
No qualification4,76237.431.15,09742.134.8-335
Total Persons12,721100.0100.012,113100.0100.0+608

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (1,419 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,417 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,220 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,056 people in total or 31.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area increased by 608 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+222 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+149 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+143 resident workers)
  • Education (+105 resident workers)

Goulburn Mulwaree

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