Penrith City

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Penrith City.

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 Penrith City;
  • 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 Penrith City.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Penrith City - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2031.532.321,0121.472.10+191
Information Technology1,5511.973.709191.332.95+632
Engineering and Related Technologies8,02110.2310.007,37110.7410.38+650
Architecture and Building3,0353.874.282,5503.714.35+485
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8061.021.517241.051.53+82
Management and Commerce10,74913.7118.308,43112.2817.09+2,318
Society and Culture6,7088.569.645,5218.048.77+1,187
Creative Arts1,5351.953.421,2061.753.06+329
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,6313.353.222,3283.393.32+303
Mixed Field Programmes660.080.07650.090.10+1
Not stated or inadequately described2,0952.672.781,7852.602.69+310
No qualification27,39834.9627.0126,52138.6531.13+877
Total Persons78,354100.00100.0068,602100.00100.00+9,752

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,749 people or 13.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,021 people or 10.2%)
  • Health (7,261 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,031 people in total or33.2% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.0% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.7% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (2.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.3% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Penrith City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,318.00 local workers)
  • Health (+1,577.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,187.00 local workers)
  • Education (+810.00 local workers)

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