The Hills Shire
Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies is the most common qualification for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workers in The Hills Shire.
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 The Hills Shire;
- 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 The Hills Shire Council.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||12||2.22||1.34||11||2.05||1.57||+1|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||38||7.05||7.79||38||7.11||7.42||--|
|Architecture and Building||4||0.74||2.04||7||1.31||0.90||-3|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||82||15.21||4.21||78||14.60||4.20||+4|
|Management and Commerce||55||10.20||26.18||54||10.11||23.25||+1|
|Society and Culture||13||2.41||6.38||14||2.62||4.35||-1|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||6||1.11||3.00||3||0.56||3.52||+3|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0||--||0||0||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||17||3.15||1.40||24||4.49||2.77||-7|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (82 people or 15.2%)
- Management and Commerce (55 people or 10.2%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (38 people or 7.1%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 175 people in total or 632.5% of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
In comparison, the Administrative and Support Services workforce in The Hills Shire employed 4.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 26.2% in Management and Commerce and 7.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in The Hills Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 26.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (15.2% compared to 4.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.4% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1.1% compared to 3.0%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Information Technology (+8.00 local workers)
- Creative Arts (+6.00 local workers)
- Health (+6.00 local workers)
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+4.00 local workers)