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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the NSROC Region 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 NSROC Region'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 NSROC Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the NSROC Region, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
NSROC Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences10,7173.62.19,8283.52.0+889
Information Technology16,1505.43.013,1314.72.6+3,019
Engineering and Related Technologies25,9138.710.424,5568.910.8+1,357
Architecture and Building9,3363.14.48,3533.04.1+983
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,7010.91.52,6421.01.5+59
Health23,7777.97.120,7567.56.4+3,021
Education14,3584.85.414,1815.15.1+177
Management and Commerce75,42725.217.165,30723.515.5+10,120
Society and Culture33,63411.28.830,23610.97.6+3,398
Creative Arts12,9474.33.111,2064.02.7+1,741
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6,6562.23.36,1392.23.2+517
Mixed Field Programmes1810.10.11440.10.1+37
Not stated or inadequately described6,4402.22.77,2742.63.5-834
No qualification60,99120.431.163,67823.034.8-2,687

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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, NSROC Region - All industries: 3.6% Information Technology, NSROC Region - All industries: 5.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSROC Region - All industries: 8.7% Architecture and Building, NSROC Region - All industries: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSROC Region - All industries: 0.9% Health, NSROC Region - All industries: 7.9% Education, NSROC Region - All industries: 4.8% Management and Commerce, NSROC Region - All industries: 25.2% Society and Culture, NSROC Region - All industries: 11.2% Creative Arts, NSROC Region - All industries: 4.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSROC Region - All industries: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, NSROC Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSROC Region - All industries: 2.2% No qualification, NSROC Region - All industries: 20.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, NSROC Region - All industries: +889 Information Technology, NSROC Region - All industries: +3,019 Engineering and Related Technologies, NSROC Region - All industries: +1,357 Architecture and Building, NSROC Region - All industries: +983 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSROC Region - All industries: +59 Health, NSROC Region - All industries: +3,021 Education, NSROC Region - All industries: +177 Management and Commerce, NSROC Region - All industries: +10,120 Society and Culture, NSROC Region - All industries: +3,398 Creative Arts, NSROC Region - All industries: +1,741 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSROC Region - All industries: +517 Mixed Field Programmes, NSROC Region - All industries: +37 Not stated or inadequately described, NSROC Region - All industries: -834 No qualification, NSROC Region - All industries: -2,687
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 field of qualifications in the NSROC Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (75,427 people or 25.2%)
  • Society and Culture (33,634 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (25,913 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 134,974 people in total or 45.1% of the resident workers .

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 NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (25.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (11.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (5.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.7% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the NSROC Region increased by 21,797 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the NSROC Region were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+10,120 people)
  • Society and Culture (+3,398 people)
  • Health (+3,021 people)
  • Information Technology (+3,019 people)

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