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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Parramatta, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 City of Parramatta;
  • 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 City of Parramatta.

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, City of Parramatta 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
City of Parramatta - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4,1243.02.13,7242.92.0+400
Information Technology6,0054.43.04,9333.82.6+1,072
Engineering and Related Technologies14,28110.410.414,23810.910.8+43
Architecture and Building3,6922.74.43,2622.54.0+430
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9660.71.59680.71.5-2
Health12,1668.87.110,8648.36.4+1,302
Education5,6554.15.44,9053.85.1+750
Management and Commerce29,54421.417.125,70619.715.5+3,838
Society and Culture12,7929.38.810,4218.07.6+2,371
Creative Arts3,0202.23.12,5492.02.7+471
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3172.43.33,1392.43.2+178
Mixed Field Programmes1660.10.1680.10.1+98
Not stated or inadequately described3,4462.52.74,5193.53.5-1,073
No qualification38,78528.131.141,23531.634.9-2,450

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: 2.1% 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: 3.0% Information Technology, City of Parramatta: 4.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Parramatta: 10.4% Architecture and Building, City of Parramatta: 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Parramatta: 0.7% Health, City of Parramatta: 8.8% Education, City of Parramatta: 4.1% Management and Commerce, City of Parramatta: 21.4% Society and Culture, City of Parramatta: 9.3% Creative Arts, City of Parramatta: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Parramatta: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Parramatta: 2.5% No qualification, City of Parramatta: 28.1%
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, City of Parramatta - All industries: +400 Information Technology, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,072 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Parramatta - All industries: +43 Architecture and Building, City of Parramatta - All industries: +430 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Parramatta - All industries: -2 Health, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,302 Education, City of Parramatta - All industries: +750 Management and Commerce, City of Parramatta - All industries: +3,838 Society and Culture, City of Parramatta - All industries: +2,371 Creative Arts, City of Parramatta - All industries: +471 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Parramatta - All industries: +178 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Parramatta - All industries: +98 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Parramatta - All industries: -1,073 No qualification, City of Parramatta - All industries: -2,450
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:

  • Management and Commerce (29,544 people or 21.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (14,281 people or 10.4%)
  • Society and Culture (12,792 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 56,617 people in total or 41.0% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (4.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.7% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Parramatta between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,838 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,371 local workers)
  • Health (+1,302 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+1,072 local workers)

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