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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Parkes Shire, 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 Parkes Shire;
  • 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 Parkes Shire.

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, Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences440.8--550.9---11
Information Technology400.7--390.7--+1
Engineering and Related Technologies75513.5--79713.4---42
Architecture and Building1713.18.11652.80.0+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2213.9--2233.7---2
Health3856.910.83706.20.0+15
Education4217.510.83706.20.0+51
Management and Commerce67012.010.864210.80.0+28
Society and Culture3967.118.93065.118.8+90
Creative Arts490.9--410.7--+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1993.60.01993.318.80
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described1913.4--2033.4---12
No qualification2,06236.840.52,54242.762.5-480

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 Architecture and Building, Arts and Recreation Services: 8.1% Health, Arts and Recreation Services: 10.8% Education, Arts and Recreation Services: 10.8% Management and Commerce, Arts and Recreation Services: 10.8% Society and Culture, Arts and Recreation Services: 18.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Arts and Recreation Services: 0.0% No qualification, Arts and Recreation Services: 40.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 13.5% Architecture and Building, All industries: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 3.9% Health, All industries: 6.9% Education, All industries: 7.5% Management and Commerce, All industries: 12.0% Society and Culture, All industries: 7.1% Creative Arts, All industries: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 3.6% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 3.4% No qualification, All industries: 36.8%
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, Parkes Shire - All industries: -11 Information Technology, Parkes Shire - All industries: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Parkes Shire - All industries: -42 Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire - All industries: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Parkes Shire - All industries: -2 Health, Parkes Shire - All industries: +15 Education, Parkes Shire - All industries: +51 Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire - All industries: +28 Society and Culture, Parkes Shire - All industries: +90 Creative Arts, Parkes Shire - All industries: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Parkes Shire - All industries: -12 No qualification, Parkes Shire - All industries: -480
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 (755 people or 13.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (670 people or 12.0%)
  • Education (421 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,846 people in total or 32.9% of the .

In comparison, the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Parkes Shire employed % in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.8% in Management and Commerce; and 10.8% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Parkes Shire and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.1% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.9% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Parkes Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+90 local workers)
  • Education (+51 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-42 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+28 local workers)

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