Lithgow City Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Lithgow City Council - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
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.
Not stated or inadequately described2573.32.73173.93.5-60
No qualification2,91337.431.13,42042.434.8-507
Total Persons7,792100.0100.08,070100.0100.0-278

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 Lithgow City Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Society and Culture (+117 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+84 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-60 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-56 resident workers)

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