Inner West Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Inner West 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 Inner West 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 Inner West 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 Inner West 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
Inner West Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3,2573.32.13,0413.32.0+216
Information Technology3,5073.53.03,2083.52.6+299
Engineering and Related Technologies6,2786.310.45,9686.510.8+310
Architecture and Building3,8033.84.43,2103.54.1+593
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8680.91.58500.91.5+18
Health6,8456.97.15,9786.56.4+867
Education5,0885.15.44,8405.25.1+248
Management and Commerce18,92119.017.116,84418.215.5+2,077
Society and Culture14,50814.68.812,97914.07.6+1,529
Creative Arts9,6849.73.17,8098.42.7+1,875
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,6212.63.32,5992.83.2+22
Mixed Field Programmes1100.10.1620.10.1+48
Not stated or inadequately described2,7962.82.73,1593.43.5-363
No qualification21,29621.431.121,95023.734.8-654
Total Persons99,582100.0100.092,497100.0100.0+7,085

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

  • Management and Commerce (18,921 people or 19.0%)
  • Society and Culture (14,508 people or 14.6%)
  • Creative Arts (9,684 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 43,113 people in total or 43.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture and 3.1% in Creative Arts.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (9.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (14.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (19.0% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Inner West Council area increased by 7,085 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 Inner West Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,077 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+1,875 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,529 resident workers)
  • Health (+867 resident workers)

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