Hawkesbury City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Hawkesbury 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
Hawkesbury City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4441.32.34361.32.1+8
Information Technology4891.53.73601.13.0+129
Engineering and Related Technologies4,18912.610.04,29413.310.4-105
Architecture and Building2,3777.14.32,2797.04.4+98
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7772.31.57532.31.5+24
Management and Commerce4,41813.218.33,92812.117.1+490
Society and Culture2,6387.99.72,3327.28.8+306
Creative Arts7412.23.46602.03.1+81
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1893.63.21,2013.73.3-12
Mixed Field Programmes180.10.1220.10.1-4
Not stated or inadequately described8752.62.88622.72.7+13
No qualification11,00333.027.011,65836.131.1-655
Total Persons33,364100.0100.032,333100.0100.0+1,031

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

  • Management and Commerce (4,418 people or 13.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,189 people or 12.6%)
  • Society and Culture (2,638 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,245 people in total or 33.7% 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 9.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Hawkesbury City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.2% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (7.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • 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 Hawkesbury City increased by 1,031 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+490 resident workers)
  • Education (+347 resident workers)
  • Health (+311 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+306 resident workers)

Hawkesbury City

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