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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs'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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4,0113.02.13,6493.02.0+362
Information Technology3,3862.63.03,2272.62.6+159
Engineering and Related Technologies8,9956.810.48,6797.010.8+316
Architecture and Building5,8704.44.44,8203.94.1+1,050
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0630.81.59830.81.5+80
Health10,6628.07.19,5507.76.4+1,112
Education5,8774.45.45,5374.55.1+340
Management and Commerce30,73023.217.126,53221.515.5+4,198
Society and Culture18,34113.88.816,27413.27.6+2,067
Creative Arts9,3537.03.18,2036.62.7+1,150
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3922.63.33,3592.73.2+33
Mixed Field Programmes1020.10.1560.00.1+46
Not stated or inadequately described3,5122.62.73,9673.23.5-455
No qualification27,41720.731.128,77423.334.8-1,357

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 3.0% Information Technology, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 6.8% Architecture and Building, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 0.8% Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 8.0% Education, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 4.4% Management and Commerce, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 23.2% Society and Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 13.8% Creative Arts, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 7.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 20.7%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +362 Information Technology, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +159 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +316 Architecture and Building, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,050 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +80 Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,112 Education, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +340 Management and Commerce, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +4,198 Society and Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +2,067 Creative Arts, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,150 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +33 Mixed Field Programmes, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +46 Not stated or inadequately described, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -455 No qualification, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -1,357
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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (30,730 people or 23.2%)
  • Society and Culture (18,341 people or 13.8%)
  • Health (10,662 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 59,733 people in total or 45.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (23.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (13.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (7.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.8% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 9,101 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+4,198 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,067 people)
  • Creative Arts (+1,150 people)
  • Health (+1,112 people)

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