MidCoast Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the MidCoast Council area.

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 the MidCoast Council area;
  • 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 the MidCoast Council area.

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
MidCoast Council area - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences2740.922.322400.892.10+34
Information Technology2550.853.702050.762.95+50
Engineering and Related Technologies2,6648.9410.002,6549.8710.38+10
Architecture and Building1,3084.394.281,1444.254.35+164
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7882.641.516882.561.53+100
Management and Commerce3,39311.3918.303,03411.2817.09+359
Society and Culture2,6989.069.642,1648.058.77+534
Creative Arts4541.523.423191.183.06+135
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4464.853.221,2384.603.32+208
Mixed Field Programmes180.060.07290.100.10-11
Not stated or inadequately described1,0333.462.788563.182.69+177
No qualification10,07633.8427.019,77136.3531.13+305
Total Persons29,770100.00100.0026,875100.00100.00+2,895

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:

  • Management and Commerce (3,393 people or 11.4%)
  • Health (3,253 people or 10.9%)
  • Society and Culture (2,698 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,344 people in total or31.4% of All industries.

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in MidCoast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.5% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in MidCoast Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+536.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+534.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+359.00 local workers)
  • Education (+294.00 local workers)

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