Tamworth Regional Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Tamworth Regional Council, 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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2681.02.12050.82.0+63
Information Technology1850.73.01870.82.6-2
Engineering and Related Technologies2,96511.410.42,69010.810.8+275
Architecture and Building1,1314.34.41,0804.34.1+51
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7993.11.57353.01.5+64
Management and Commerce3,10912.017.12,80311.315.5+306
Society and Culture1,8947.38.81,4655.97.6+429
Creative Arts3211.23.12551.02.7+66
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9823.83.39043.63.2+78
Mixed Field Programmes240.
Not stated or inadequately described8713.32.78493.43.5+22
No qualification9,49036.531.110,24241.234.8-752
Total Persons26,002100.0100.024,888100.0100.0+1,114

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 Tamworth Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,109 people or 12.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,965 people or 11.4%)
  • Health (2,311 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,385 people in total or 32.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.1% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (8.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,114 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+429 resident workers)
  • Health (+330 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+306 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+275 resident workers)

Tamworth Regional Council

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