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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1304.02.11744.11.8-44
Information Technology1243.82.21283.11.8-4
Engineering and Related Technologies1,12734.733.61,48435.433.3-357
Architecture and Building1464.54.61864.45.0-40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies230.71.0300.70.9-7
Health481.51.1601.40.9-12
Education130.40.6270.60.5-14
Management and Commerce68721.210.881819.58.7-131
Society and Culture822.51.8741.81.4+8
Creative Arts561.71.7571.41.4-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services461.42.6431.02.0+3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.140.10.1-4
Not stated or inadequately described541.72.61363.24.1-82
No qualification71121.935.397323.238.1-262

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 - Manufacturing male  : 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 33.6% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 1.0% Health, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 1.1% Education, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 0.6% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 10.8% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 1.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 2.6% No qualification, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 35.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 4.0% Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 3.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 34.7% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 0.7% Health, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 1.5% Education, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 0.4% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 21.2% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 2.5% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 1.7% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: 21.9%
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 - Manufacturing: -44 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -357 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -40 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -7 Health, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -12 Education, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -14 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -131 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: +8 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -82 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -262
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 male resident workers (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,127 people or 34.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (687 people or 21.2%)
  • Architecture and Building (146 people or 4.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,960 people in total or 60.3% of the male resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 33.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.8% in Management and Commerce; and 4.6% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Manufacturing) of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Management and Commerce (21.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (4.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Information Technology (3.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1.4% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Manufacturing) in The Hills Shire decreased by 947 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-357 males)
  • Management and Commerce (-131 males)

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