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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Hilltops Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences570.82.1570.82.00
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 Programmes50.10.100.00.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described2663.52.72923.93.5-26
No qualification3,05740.431.13,35244.734.8-295

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, NSW : 2.1% Information Technology, NSW : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW : 10.4% Architecture and Building, NSW : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW : 1.5% Health, NSW : 7.1% Education, NSW : 5.4% Management and Commerce, NSW : 17.1% Society and Culture, NSW : 8.8% Creative Arts, NSW : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW : 2.7% No qualification, NSW : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 7.2% Health, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 6.2% Education, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 9.5% Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 6.3% Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 3.5% No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 40.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Hilltops Council area - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +52 Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +47 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +41 Health, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -6 Education, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +38 Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +26 Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +127 Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +22 Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -26 No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -295
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Hilltops Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Hilltops Council area increased by 65 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Hilltops Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+127 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+52 people)

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