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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Lithgow City Council , there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Lithgow City Council ;
  • 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 Lithgow City Council .

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, Lithgow City Council 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
Lithgow City Council - 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 Sciences700.92.1730.92.0-3
Information Technology520.73.0450.62.6+7
Engineering and Related Technologies1,41319.010.41,56919.710.8-156
Architecture and Building2233.04.42533.24.0-30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1391.91.51431.81.5-4
Health5116.97.14836.16.4+28
Education4466.05.44295.45.1+17
Management and Commerce76210.217.16598.315.5+103
Society and Culture5287.18.84345.57.6+94
Creative Arts1151.53.1791.02.7+36
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3074.13.32823.53.2+25
Mixed Field Programmes120.20.150.10.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described2132.92.73023.83.5-89
No qualification2,66435.731.13,19040.134.9-526

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, Lithgow City Council : 0.9% Information Technology, Lithgow City Council : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Lithgow City Council : 19.0% Architecture and Building, Lithgow City Council : 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lithgow City Council : 1.9% Health, Lithgow City Council : 6.9% Education, Lithgow City Council : 6.0% Management and Commerce, Lithgow City Council : 10.2% Society and Culture, Lithgow City Council : 7.1% Creative Arts, Lithgow City Council : 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lithgow City Council : 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Lithgow City Council : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Lithgow City Council : 2.9% No qualification, Lithgow City Council : 35.7%
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, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -3 Information Technology, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -156 Architecture and Building, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -30 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -4 Health, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +28 Education, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +17 Management and Commerce, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +103 Society and Culture, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +94 Creative Arts, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +36 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +25 Mixed Field Programmes, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -89 No qualification, Lithgow City Council  - All industries: -526
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,413 people or 19.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (762 people or 10.2%)
  • Society and Culture (528 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,703 people in total or 36.3% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in Lithgow City Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (19.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.1% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-156 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+103 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+94 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+36 local workers)

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