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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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 Sutherland Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Sutherland Shire, 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
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,3262.12.12,1151.92.0+211
Information Technology2,4242.13.02,1131.92.6+311
Engineering and Related Technologies13,49212.010.414,27312.910.8-781
Architecture and Building6,4105.74.45,7115.24.1+699
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1581.01.51,1111.01.5+47
Health7,3726.57.16,5065.96.4+866
Education7,7236.85.47,0806.45.1+643
Management and Commerce20,77718.417.118,90517.115.5+1,872
Society and Culture9,3778.38.87,7417.07.6+1,636
Creative Arts3,2102.83.12,6492.42.7+561
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,6013.23.33,4133.13.2+188
Mixed Field Programmes760.10.1570.10.1+19
Not stated or inadequately described2,4252.22.73,3783.13.5-953
No qualification32,39528.731.135,41532.134.8-3,020

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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 2.1% Information Technology, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 12.0% Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 1.0% Health, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 6.5% Education, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 18.4% Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 8.3% Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 2.2% No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 28.7%
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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +211 Information Technology, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +311 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -781 Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +699 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +47 Health, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +866 Education, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +643 Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,872 Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,636 Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +561 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +188 Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +19 Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -953 No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -3,020
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 Sutherland Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (20,777 people or 18.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (13,492 people or 12.0%)
  • Society and Culture (9,377 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 43,646 people in total or 38.7% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (6.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (18.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Sutherland Shire increased by 2,299 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,872 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,636 people)
  • Health (+866 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-781 people)

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