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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in The Hills 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 The Hills 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 The Hills Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of The Hills 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
The Hills Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,1882.72.11,8892.62.0+299
Information Technology3,7754.73.02,7603.72.6+1,015
Engineering and Related Technologies8,81911.010.48,66611.710.8+153
Architecture and Building3,2894.14.42,9354.04.1+354
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7771.01.57681.01.5+9
Health5,7657.27.14,8056.56.4+960
Education4,7325.95.44,4546.05.1+278
Management and Commerce17,63322.017.114,98220.315.5+2,651
Society and Culture6,1507.78.84,8726.67.6+1,278
Creative Arts2,0812.63.11,7202.32.7+361
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0002.53.31,9442.63.2+56
Mixed Field Programmes390.00.1300.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described1,7372.22.72,1462.93.5-409
No qualification21,18626.431.121,99529.734.8-809

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, The Hills Shire - All industries: 2.7% Information Technology, The Hills Shire - All industries: 4.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - All industries: 11.0% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - All industries: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - All industries: 1.0% Health, The Hills Shire - All industries: 7.2% Education, The Hills Shire - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - All industries: 22.0% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - All industries: 7.7% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - All industries: 2.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - All industries: 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - All industries: 2.2% No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: 26.4%
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, The Hills Shire - All industries: +299 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,015 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - All industries: +153 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - All industries: +354 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - All industries: +9 Health, The Hills Shire - All industries: +960 Education, The Hills Shire - All industries: +278 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - All industries: +2,651 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,278 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - All industries: +361 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - All industries: +56 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - All industries: -409 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: -809
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 Hills Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (17,633 people or 22.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,819 people or 11.0%)
  • Society and Culture (6,150 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,602 people in total or 40.7% 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (22.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (4.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in The Hills Shire increased by 6,205 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,651 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,278 people)
  • Information Technology (+1,015 people)
  • Health (+960 people)

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