North Sydney Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in North Sydney Council area 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 North Sydney Council area'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 North Sydney Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of North Sydney Council area, 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

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Resident workers field of qualification
North Sydney Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,4343.52.11,3283.52.0+106
Information Technology1,9544.83.01,8414.92.6+113
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8287.010.42,5336.710.8+295
Architecture and Building1,1872.94.49942.64.1+193
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3110.81.53000.81.5+11
Health2,9677.37.12,3906.36.4+577
Education1,6534.15.41,5154.05.1+138
Management and Commerce11,53228.517.110,48727.815.5+1,045
Society and Culture6,00714.98.85,48314.57.6+524
Creative Arts2,6296.53.12,3636.32.7+266
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8812.23.38772.33.2+4
Mixed Field Programmes150.00.1150.00.1--
Not stated or inadequately described8932.22.78972.43.5-4
No qualification6,13715.231.16,75817.934.8-621
Total Persons40,428100.0100.037,781100.0100.0+2,647

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 North Sydney Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (11,532 people or 28.5%)
  • Society and Culture (6,007 people or 14.9%)
  • Health (2,967 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,506 people in total or 50.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (28.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (14.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (6.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.0% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in North Sydney Council area increased by 2,647 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,045 resident workers)
  • Health (+577 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+524 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+295 resident workers)

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