Lismore City

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Health is the most common qualification for workers in Lismore City.

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 Lismore City;
  • 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 Lismore City.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Lismore City - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4111.902.323831.902.10+28
Information Technology2701.253.702321.152.95+38
Engineering and Related Technologies1,6137.4910.001,6538.2210.38-40
Architecture and Building7183.334.286363.164.35+82
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5612.601.515082.521.53+53
Management and Commerce2,66712.3818.302,53612.6217.09+131
Society and Culture2,46211.439.642,10410.478.77+358
Creative Arts6883.193.425592.783.06+129
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7093.293.227243.603.32-15
Mixed Field Programmes130.060.07200.090.10-7
Not stated or inadequately described5732.662.785322.642.69+41
No qualification6,32229.3527.016,24731.0831.13+75
Total Persons21,535100.00100.0020,095100.00100.00+1,440

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (2,928 people or 13.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,667 people or 12.4%)
  • Society and Culture (2,462 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,057 people in total or37.4% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.0% in Health; 18.3% in Management and Commerce and 9.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Lismore City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.4% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (13.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.5% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.3% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Lismore City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+376.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+358.00 local workers)
  • Education (+191.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+131.00 local workers)

Lismore City

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