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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) 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 Sciences71.51.440.91.1+3
Information Technology40.80.630.70.4+1
Engineering and Related Technologies347.19.3255.68.0+9
Architecture and Building122.52.3112.52.0+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4910.215.85612.614.6-7
Health163.32.771.62.7+9
Education91.92.540.92.4+5
Management and Commerce5812.08.0378.36.7+21
Society and Culture142.93.0132.92.5+1
Creative Arts112.31.0122.70.7-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services91.91.851.11.5+4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described163.33.2143.23.6+2
No qualification24350.448.425357.053.9-10

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.4% Information Technology, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 9.3% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 15.8% Health, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.7% Education, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.5% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 8.0% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.0% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.2% No qualification, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 48.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.5% Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.1% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 10.2% Health, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.3% Education, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.9% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 12.0% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.9% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.3% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 50.4%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +9 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 Health, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +9 Education, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +21 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +2 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -10
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (58 people or 12.0%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (49 people or 10.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (34 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 141 people in total or 29.2% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.0% in Management and Commerce; 15.8% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 9.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Creative Arts (2.3% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10.2% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire increased by 38 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in The Hills Shire.

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