Griffith City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Griffith City 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 Griffith City'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 Griffith City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Griffith City, 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
Griffith City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences2241.62.32031.72.1+21
Information Technology2011.53.71060.93.0+95
Engineering and Related Technologies1,49210.910.01,37211.710.4+120
Architecture and Building5534.04.35014.34.4+52
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3962.91.53212.71.5+75
Management and Commerce1,61211.818.31,27310.917.1+339
Society and Culture7825.79.76475.58.8+135
Creative Arts1491.13.41110.93.1+38
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4753.53.24433.83.3+32
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.1200.20.1-9
Not stated or inadequately described5123.72.84013.42.7+111
No qualification5,75442.027.05,04643.131.1+708
Total Persons13,691100.0100.011,710100.0100.0+1,981

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 Griffith City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,612 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,492 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (802 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,906 people in total or 28.5% 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 Griffith City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.1% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Griffith City increased by 1,981 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+339 resident workers)
  • Health (+157 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+135 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+120 resident workers)

Griffith City

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