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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Sutherland Shire, 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 Sutherland Shire;
  • 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 Sutherland Shire.

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, Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire - 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 Sciences1,3572.02.11,2652.12.0+92
Information Technology9701.53.08001.32.6+170
Engineering and Related Technologies6,5319.810.46,82911.110.8-298
Architecture and Building3,3475.04.42,8604.74.0+487
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6731.01.56211.01.5+52
Health5,2247.97.14,2366.96.4+988
Education4,6637.05.44,1206.75.1+543
Management and Commerce10,15415.317.18,43713.715.5+1,717
Society and Culture5,2858.08.84,1236.77.6+1,162
Creative Arts1,6662.53.11,3192.12.7+347
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7234.13.32,4043.93.2+319
Mixed Field Programmes670.10.1390.10.1+28
Not stated or inadequately described1,4022.12.72,0093.33.5-607
No qualification22,37433.731.122,40736.534.9-33

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, Sutherland Shire: 2.0% Information Technology, Sutherland Shire: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire: 9.8% Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Health, Sutherland Shire: 7.9% Education, Sutherland Shire: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire: 15.3% Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire: 8.0% Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% No qualification, Sutherland Shire: 33.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +92 Information Technology, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +170 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -298 Architecture and Building, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +487 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +52 Health, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +988 Education, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +543 Management and Commerce, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,717 Society and Culture, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,162 Creative Arts, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +347 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +319 Mixed Field Programmes, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +28 Not stated or inadequately described, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -607 No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -33
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 (10,154 people or 15.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,531 people or 9.8%)
  • Society and Culture (5,285 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21,970 people in total or 33.1% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.3% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,717 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,162 local workers)
  • Health (+988 local workers)
  • Education (+543 local workers)

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