Kiama Municipality

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Kiama Municipality 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 Kiama Municipality'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 Kiama Municipality or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Kiama Municipality, 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
Kiama Municipality - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences2452.42.31872.02.1+58
Information Technology1021.03.7840.93.0+18
Engineering and Related Technologies1,16111.410.01,15912.210.4+2
Architecture and Building7277.14.36627.04.4+65
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2222.21.52062.21.5+16
Management and Commerce1,43914.118.31,27113.417.1+168
Society and Culture1,0099.99.78218.78.8+188
Creative Arts3173.13.42172.33.1+100
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3443.43.23083.23.3+36
Mixed Field Programmes50.
Not stated or inadequately described2522.52.82042.12.7+48
No qualification2,27122.327.02,48126.131.1-210
Total Persons10,201100.0100.09,490100.0100.0+711

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

  • Management and Commerce (1,439 people or 14.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,161 people or 11.4%)
  • Health (1,112 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,712 people in total or 36.4% 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 8.0% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.1% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (9.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (10.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (7.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Kiama Municipality increased by 711 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Society and Culture (+188 resident workers)
  • Health (+177 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+168 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+100 resident workers)

Kiama Municipal Council

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