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Local workers - Field of qualification - Arts and Recreation Services

Within Parkes Shire, there are more Arts and Recreation Services with Society and Culture 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 - Arts and Recreation Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences----2.0----1.9--
Information Technology----1.8----1.4--
Engineering and Related Technologies----4.4----4.3--
Architecture and Building38.11.700.01.8+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies----4.2----4.4--
Health410.83.100.02.4+4
Education410.83.000.02.8+4
Management and Commerce410.813.500.011.9+4
Society and Culture718.912.1318.810.8+4
Creative Arts----11.7----10.9--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.03.0318.83.1-3
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described----2.9----3.4--
No qualification1540.536.61062.540.9+5

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: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 4.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 4.2% Health, New South Wales: 3.1% Education, New South Wales: 3.0% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 13.5% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 12.1% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 11.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.9% No qualification, New South Wales: 36.6% Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire: 8.1% Health, Parkes Shire: 10.8% Education, Parkes Shire: 10.8% Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire: 10.8% Society and Culture, Parkes Shire: 18.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire: 0.0% No qualification, Parkes Shire: 40.5%
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 Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +3 Health, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Education, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Society and Culture, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: -3 No qualification, Parkes Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +5
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 Arts and Recreation Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Society and Culture (7 people or 18.9%)
  • Health (4 people or 10.8%)
  • Education (4 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15 people in total or 40.5% of the Arts and Recreation Services .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.1% in Society and Culture; 3.1% in Health; and 3.0% in Education.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (18.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.0% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+4 local workers)
  • Education (+4 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+4 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+4 local workers)

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