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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs;
  • 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs.

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - 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 Sciences3,2033.52.12,7383.42.0+465
Information Technology2,0422.33.01,7172.12.6+325
Engineering and Related Technologies5,5746.210.45,1626.410.8+412
Architecture and Building3,9014.34.43,2574.04.0+644
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8110.91.57230.91.5+88
Health10,13311.27.18,72410.86.4+1,409
Education5,6426.25.45,0636.35.1+579
Management and Commerce15,63917.317.112,51615.515.5+3,123
Society and Culture9,77510.88.88,38510.47.6+1,390
Creative Arts4,6755.23.13,9274.92.7+748
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,4303.83.33,1673.93.2+263
Mixed Field Programmes1090.10.1530.10.1+56
Not stated or inadequately described2,4832.72.72,9393.63.5-456
No qualification22,88625.331.122,34127.734.9+545

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.5% Information Technology, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.2% Architecture and Building, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.9% Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 11.2% Education, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 17.3% Society and Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 10.8% Creative Arts, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% No qualification, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 25.3%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +465 Information Technology, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +325 Engineering and Related Technologies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +412 Architecture and Building, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +644 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +88 Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,409 Education, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +579 Management and Commerce, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +3,123 Society and Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,390 Creative Arts, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +748 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +263 Mixed Field Programmes, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +56 Not stated or inadequately described, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -456 No qualification, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +545
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 (15,639 people or 17.3%)
  • Health (10,133 people or 11.2%)
  • Society and Culture (9,775 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,547 people in total or 39.4% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (5.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.2% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,123 local workers)
  • Health (+1,409 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,390 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+748 local workers)

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