Kyogle Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Kyogle 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 Kyogle 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 Kyogle Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Kyogle 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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Kyogle Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences421.32.1331.02.0+9
Information Technology140.43.0190.62.6-5
Engineering and Related Technologies34310.710.43329.710.8+11
Architecture and Building1314.14.41253.74.1+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1203.71.51243.61.5-4
Management and Commerce2688.317.12748.015.5-6
Society and Culture2417.58.81995.87.6+42
Creative Arts461.43.1481.42.7-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1063.33.31013.03.2+5
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Not stated or inadequately described932.92.71263.73.5-33
No qualification1,31941.031.11,53245.034.8-213
Total Persons3,218100.0100.03,406100.0100.0-188

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Kyogle Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (343 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (268 people or 8.3%)
  • Health (260 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 871 people in total or 27.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, NSW employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce and 7.1% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.3% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (7.2% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Kyogle Council area decreased by 188 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Kyogle Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+42 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-33 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+11 resident workers)
  • Education (+10 resident workers)

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