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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Lismore City, there are more with Health qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Lismore City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Lismore City - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3831.92.13451.72.0+38
Information Technology2321.23.02181.12.6+14
Engineering and Related Technologies1,6538.210.41,5747.710.8+79
Architecture and Building6363.24.46833.44.0-47
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5082.51.54952.41.5+13
Health2,55212.77.12,31111.46.4+241
Education1,4097.05.41,3826.85.1+27
Management and Commerce2,53612.617.12,48712.215.5+49
Society and Culture2,10410.58.81,7378.57.6+367
Creative Arts5592.83.15362.62.7+23
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7243.63.36563.23.2+68
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.190.00.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described5322.62.76023.03.5-70
No qualification6,24731.131.17,29435.934.9-1,047

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 7.1% Education, New South Wales: 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Lismore City: 1.9% Information Technology, Lismore City: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Lismore City: 8.2% Architecture and Building, Lismore City: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lismore City: 2.5% Health, Lismore City: 12.7% Education, Lismore City: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Lismore City: 12.6% Society and Culture, Lismore City: 10.5% Creative Arts, Lismore City: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lismore City: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Lismore City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Lismore City: 2.6% No qualification, Lismore City: 31.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Lismore City - All industries: +38 Information Technology, Lismore City - All industries: +14 Engineering and Related Technologies, Lismore City - All industries: +79 Architecture and Building, Lismore City - All industries: -47 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lismore City - All industries: +13 Health, Lismore City - All industries: +241 Education, Lismore City - All industries: +27 Management and Commerce, Lismore City - All industries: +49 Society and Culture, Lismore City - All industries: +367 Creative Arts, Lismore City - All industries: +23 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lismore City - All industries: +68 Mixed Field Programmes, Lismore City - All industries: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, Lismore City - All industries: -70 No qualification, Lismore City - All industries: -1,047
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Health (2,552 people or 12.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,536 people or 12.6%)
  • Society and Culture (2,104 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,192 people in total or 35.8% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.1% in Health; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (12.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.2% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Lismore City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+367 local workers)
  • Health (+241 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+79 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+68 local workers)

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