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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Parramatta 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 City of Parramatta'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 City of Parramatta or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Parramatta, 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
City of Parramatta 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3,3713.22.12,9693.22.0+402
Information Technology8,2837.83.05,5766.02.6+2,707
Engineering and Related Technologies12,12811.410.410,52011.410.8+1,608
Architecture and Building3,2383.04.42,7313.04.1+507
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7260.71.57210.81.5+5
Health7,8487.47.16,4166.96.4+1,432
Education4,8874.65.44,3514.75.1+536
Management and Commerce24,00522.517.119,14220.715.5+4,863
Society and Culture8,5448.08.86,8447.47.6+1,700
Creative Arts2,9272.73.12,3252.52.7+602
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,8382.73.32,5832.83.2+255
Mixed Field Programmes1290.10.1670.10.1+62
Not stated or inadequately described2,4392.32.72,8443.13.5-405
No qualification25,22223.731.125,32927.434.8-107

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, City of Parramatta - All industries: 3.2% Information Technology, City of Parramatta - All industries: 7.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Parramatta - All industries: 11.4% Architecture and Building, City of Parramatta - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Parramatta - All industries: 0.7% Health, City of Parramatta - All industries: 7.4% Education, City of Parramatta - All industries: 4.6% Management and Commerce, City of Parramatta - All industries: 22.5% Society and Culture, City of Parramatta - All industries: 8.0% Creative Arts, City of Parramatta - All industries: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Parramatta - All industries: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Parramatta - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Parramatta - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries: 23.7%
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, City of Parramatta - All industries: +402 Information Technology, City of Parramatta - All industries: +2,707 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,608 Architecture and Building, City of Parramatta - All industries: +507 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Parramatta - All industries: +5 Health, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,432 Education, City of Parramatta - All industries: +536 Management and Commerce, City of Parramatta - All industries: +4,863 Society and Culture, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,700 Creative Arts, City of Parramatta - All industries: +602 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Parramatta - All industries: +255 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Parramatta - All industries: +62 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Parramatta - All industries: -405 No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries: -107
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 City of Parramatta shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (24,005 people or 22.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (12,128 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (8,544 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 44,677 people in total or 41.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (22.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (7.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (3.0% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Parramatta increased by 14,167 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+4,863 people)
  • Information Technology (+2,707 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,700 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,608 people)

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