Hilltops Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Hilltops 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 Hilltops 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 Hilltops 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 Hilltops 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
Hilltops Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences570.82.1570.82.0--
Information Technology480.63.0360.52.6+12
Engineering and Related Technologies75410.010.47029.410.8+52
Architecture and Building3264.34.42793.74.1+47
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5457.21.55046.71.5+41
Health4716.27.14776.46.4-6
Education4766.35.44385.85.1+38
Management and Commerce7199.517.16939.215.5+26
Society and Culture4756.38.83484.67.6+127
Creative Arts620.83.1400.52.7+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3014.03.32793.73.2+22
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.1000.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described2663.52.72923.93.5-26
No qualification3,05740.431.13,35244.734.8-295
Total Persons7,562100.0100.07,497100.0100.0+65

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (754 people or 10.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (719 people or 9.5%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (545 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,018 people in total or 26.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, NSW employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce and 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Hilltops Council area increased by 65 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 Hilltops Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+127 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+52 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+47 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+41 resident workers)

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