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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Penrith City 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 Penrith City'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 Penrith City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Penrith City, 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
Penrith City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1331.22.18881.02.0+245
Information Technology1,8852.03.01,4151.62.6+470
Engineering and Related Technologies11,10811.710.410,72612.310.8+382
Architecture and Building4,3604.64.43,6494.24.1+711
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0161.11.58461.01.5+170
Health4,9775.27.13,9524.56.4+1,025
Education4,6504.95.43,7544.35.1+896
Management and Commerce13,03813.717.110,80912.415.5+2,229
Society and Culture6,9687.38.84,9245.67.6+2,044
Creative Arts1,6451.73.11,2031.42.7+442
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3223.53.32,6973.13.2+625
Mixed Field Programmes870.10.1510.10.1+36
Not stated or inadequately described2,4052.52.73,2293.73.5-824
No qualification38,26140.331.139,09344.834.8-832

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, Penrith City - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Penrith City - All industries: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Penrith City - All industries: 11.7% Architecture and Building, Penrith City - All industries: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Penrith City - All industries: 1.1% Health, Penrith City - All industries: 5.2% Education, Penrith City - All industries: 4.9% Management and Commerce, Penrith City - All industries: 13.7% Society and Culture, Penrith City - All industries: 7.3% Creative Arts, Penrith City - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Penrith City - All industries: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Penrith City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Penrith City - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, Penrith City - All industries: 40.3%
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, Penrith City - All industries: +245 Information Technology, Penrith City - All industries: +470 Engineering and Related Technologies, Penrith City - All industries: +382 Architecture and Building, Penrith City - All industries: +711 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Penrith City - All industries: +170 Health, Penrith City - All industries: +1,025 Education, Penrith City - All industries: +896 Management and Commerce, Penrith City - All industries: +2,229 Society and Culture, Penrith City - All industries: +2,044 Creative Arts, Penrith City - All industries: +442 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Penrith City - All industries: +625 Mixed Field Programmes, Penrith City - All industries: +36 Not stated or inadequately described, Penrith City - All industries: -824 No qualification, Penrith City - All industries: -832
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 Penrith City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (13,038 people or 13.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,108 people or 11.7%)
  • Society and Culture (6,968 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,114 people in total or 32.8% 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 Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (13.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Penrith City increased by 7,619 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,229 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,044 people)
  • Health (+1,025 people)
  • Education (+896 people)

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