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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Lithgow City Council 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 Lithgow City Council '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 Lithgow City Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Lithgow City Council , and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Lithgow City Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences620.82.1630.82.0-1
Information Technology470.63.0520.62.6-5
Engineering and Related Technologies1,40918.110.41,46518.210.8-56
Architecture and Building2843.64.42793.54.1+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1622.11.51662.11.5-4
Health5126.67.14775.96.4+35
Education4005.15.43684.65.1+32
Management and Commerce7569.717.16728.315.5+84
Society and Culture5336.88.84165.27.6+117
Creative Arts1201.53.1760.92.7+44
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3234.13.32953.73.2+28
Mixed Field Programmes140.20.140.00.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described2573.32.73173.93.5-60
No qualification2,91337.431.13,42042.434.8-507

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 18.1% Architecture and Building, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 2.1% Health, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 6.6% Education, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 5.1% Management and Commerce, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 9.7% Society and Culture, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 6.8% Creative Arts, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 3.3% No qualification, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: 37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -1 Information Technology, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -56 Architecture and Building, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -4 Health, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +35 Education, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +32 Management and Commerce, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +84 Society and Culture, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +117 Creative Arts, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +44 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +28 Mixed Field Programmes, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -60 No qualification, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -507
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 field of qualifications in Lithgow City Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,409 people or 18.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (756 people or 9.7%)
  • Society and Culture (533 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,698 people in total or 34.6% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Lithgow City Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (18.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Lithgow City Council decreased by 278 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Lithgow City Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+117 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+84 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-56 people)

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