Northern Beaches Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Northern Beaches 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 the Northern Beaches 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 the Northern Beaches Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3,4942.72.13,1032.62.0+391
Information Technology3,5182.73.03,3322.72.6+186
Engineering and Related Technologies11,2158.610.411,3259.310.8-110
Architecture and Building7,2065.64.46,1995.14.1+1,007
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,8311.41.51,6381.31.5+193
Health8,4246.57.17,4466.16.4+978
Education7,1585.55.46,6405.55.1+518
Management and Commerce28,04221.617.124,57520.215.5+3,467
Society and Culture12,8389.98.810,8758.97.6+1,963
Creative Arts6,2054.83.15,2244.32.7+981
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,0843.13.33,8783.23.2+206
Mixed Field Programmes880.10.1560.00.1+32
Not stated or inadequately described3,0122.32.73,6723.03.5-660
No qualification32,57925.131.133,66327.734.8-1,084
Total Persons129,694100.0100.0121,626100.0100.0+8,068

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Northern Beaches Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (28,042 people or 21.6%)
  • Society and Culture (12,838 people or 9.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,215 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 52,095 people in total or 40.2% 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 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (21.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (4.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.6% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Northern Beaches Council area increased by 8,068 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+3,467 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,963 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+1,007 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+981 resident workers)

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