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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Parkes Shire, there are more male 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 industries - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences301.02.0371.22.0-7
Information Technology291.04.4280.93.7+1
Engineering and Related Technologies72424.818.476824.319.1-44
Architecture and Building1685.87.51605.17.0+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1896.52.21996.32.1-10
Health682.33.5802.53.1-12
Education913.12.4632.02.5+28
Management and Commerce2087.114.11936.112.5+15
Society and Culture933.25.9732.35.3+20
Creative Arts120.42.4130.42.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services692.42.6591.92.6+10
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described1023.52.91344.23.7-32
No qualification1,13538.931.71,35742.934.3-222

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: 4.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 18.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 7.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 2.2% Health, New South Wales: 3.5% Education, New South Wales: 2.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 14.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 5.9% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.9% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Parkes Shire: 1.0% Information Technology, Parkes Shire: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Parkes Shire: 24.8% Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire: 5.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Parkes Shire: 6.5% Health, Parkes Shire: 2.3% Education, Parkes Shire: 3.1% Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire: 7.1% Society and Culture, Parkes Shire: 3.2% Creative Arts, Parkes Shire: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire: 2.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Parkes Shire: 3.5% No qualification, Parkes Shire: 38.9%
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: -7 Information Technology, Parkes Shire - All industries: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Parkes Shire - All industries: -44 Architecture and Building, Parkes Shire - All industries: +8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Parkes Shire - All industries: -10 Health, Parkes Shire - All industries: -12 Education, Parkes Shire - All industries: +28 Management and Commerce, Parkes Shire - All industries: +15 Society and Culture, Parkes Shire - All industries: +20 Creative Arts, Parkes Shire - All industries: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Parkes Shire - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Parkes Shire - All industries: -32 No qualification, Parkes Shire - All industries: -222
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 male shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (724 people or 24.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (208 people or 7.1%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (189 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,121 people in total or 38.4% of the male .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.1% in Management and Commerce; and 2.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (24.8% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.0% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-44 male local workers)
  • Education (+28 male local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+20 male local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+15 male local workers)

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