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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Hilltops Council area, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Hilltops Council area;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Hilltops Council area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Hilltops Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Hilltops Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences580.82.1540.82.0+4
Information Technology400.63.0310.42.6+9
Engineering and Related Technologies6549.410.46319.110.8+23
Architecture and Building2653.84.42323.34.0+33
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4937.11.54536.51.5+40
Health4606.67.14576.66.4+3
Education4826.95.44466.45.1+36
Management and Commerce69710.017.16689.615.5+29
Society and Culture4346.28.83244.77.6+110
Creative Arts590.83.1370.52.7+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2623.83.32533.63.2+9
Mixed Field Programmes40.10.100.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described2403.42.72623.83.5-22
No qualification2,81840.531.13,09244.634.9-274

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 0.8% Information Technology, Hilltops Council area: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area: 9.4% Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area: 7.1% Health, Hilltops Council area: 6.6% Education, Hilltops Council area: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area: 10.0% Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area: 6.2% Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area: 3.4% No qualification, Hilltops Council area: 40.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +4 Information Technology, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +23 Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +33 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +40 Health, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +3 Education, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +36 Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +29 Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +110 Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -22 No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -274
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (697 people or 10.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (654 people or 9.4%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (493 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,844 people in total or 26.5% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Hilltops Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+110 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+40 local workers)
  • Education (+36 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+33 local workers)

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