Leeton Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Leeton Shire 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 Leeton Shire'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 Leeton Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Leeton Shire, 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
Leeton Shire - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences671.32.3631.32.1+4
Information Technology480.93.7481.03.0--
Engineering and Related Technologies64212.710.063513.510.4+7
Architecture and Building1653.34.31653.54.4--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1883.71.51813.81.5+7
Management and Commerce55911.018.34579.717.1+102
Society and Culture2955.89.72194.78.8+76
Creative Arts380.73.4270.63.1+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1873.73.21773.83.3+10
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Not stated or inadequately described1513.02.82014.32.7-50
No qualification2,11841.827.02,00342.631.1+115
Total Persons5,068100.0100.04,703100.0100.0+365

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (642 people or 12.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (559 people or 11.0%)
  • Education (362 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,563 people in total or 30.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 18.3% in Management and Commerce and 5.7% in Education.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.0% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (4.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.9% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Leeton Shire increased by 365 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+102 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+76 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-50 resident workers)
  • Education (+46 resident workers)

Leeton Shire

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