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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within Parkes Shire, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance with Health 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences30.42.630.42.40
Information Technology40.60.900.00.8+4
Engineering and Related Technologies131.81.7111.61.7+2
Architecture and Building71.00.530.40.5+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies40.60.400.00.4+4
Health27838.940.126238.839.3+16
Education283.93.7263.83.2+2
Management and Commerce517.110.2608.99.0-9
Society and Culture16422.917.411917.615.3+45
Creative Arts00.01.340.61.1-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services142.01.8121.81.8+2
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described223.12.0121.83.0+10
No qualification12717.817.316424.321.5-37

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 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.6% Information Technology, New South Wales: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 1.7% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 0.4% Health, New South Wales: 40.1% Education, New South Wales: 3.7% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 10.2% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 17.4% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 17.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Parkes Shire: 0.4% Information Technology, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Parkes Shire: 1.8% Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire: 1.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Health, Parkes Shire: 38.9% Education, Parkes Shire: 3.9% Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire: 7.1% Society and Culture, Parkes Shire: 22.9% Creative Arts, Parkes Shire: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire: 2.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Parkes Shire: 3.1% No qualification, Parkes Shire: 17.8%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Information Technology, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +2 Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Health, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +16 Education, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +2 Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -9 Society and Culture, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +45 Creative Arts, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10 No qualification, Parkes Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -37
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 Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (278 people or 38.9%)
  • Society and Culture (164 people or 22.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (51 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 493 people in total or 68.9% of the Health Care and Social Assistance .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 40.1% in Health; 17.4% in Society and Culture; and 10.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Parkes Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (22.9% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.0% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+45 local workers)
  • Health (+16 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-9 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+4 local workers)

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