Shoalhaven City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Shoalhaven 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 Shoalhaven 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 Shoalhaven City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Shoalhaven City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Shoalhaven City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4571.32.13801.12.0+77
Information Technology2790.83.02670.82.6+12
Engineering and Related Technologies4,70312.910.44,47913.210.8+224
Architecture and Building2,3376.44.42,0226.04.1+315
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8042.21.57062.11.5+98
Health2,9028.07.12,5457.56.4+357
Education2,3086.45.41,9565.85.1+352
Management and Commerce4,18411.517.13,54610.515.5+638
Society and Culture3,0618.48.82,3977.17.6+664
Creative Arts6201.73.15041.52.7+116
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5964.43.31,3774.13.2+219
Mixed Field Programmes340.10.1240.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described1,1343.12.71,3143.93.5-180
No qualification11,90332.831.112,32436.434.8-421
Total Persons36,322100.0100.033,841100.0100.0+2,481

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Shoalhaven City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,703 people or 12.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,184 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (3,061 people or 8.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,948 people in total or 32.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (6.4% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Shoalhaven City increased by 2,481 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Shoalhaven City was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+664 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+638 resident workers)
  • Health (+357 resident workers)
  • Education (+352 resident workers)

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