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Local workers - Field of qualification - Manufacturing

Within The Hills Shire, there are more Manufacturing with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, The Hills Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
The Hills Shire - Manufacturing20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1173.31.32174.61.6-100
Information Technology1293.72.41342.92.0-5
Engineering and Related Technologies96527.47.81,14824.67.4-183
Architecture and Building752.12.0831.80.9-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies100.34.2481.04.2-38
Health1183.33.41132.42.9+5
Education300.92.0440.92.6-14
Management and Commerce70520.026.286218.523.3-157
Society and Culture952.76.41052.24.4-10
Creative Arts1223.52.11352.92.6-13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services641.83.0881.93.5-24
Mixed Field Programmes30.1--90.2---6
Not stated or inadequately described601.71.41563.32.8-96
No qualification1,03029.237.71,52632.742.0-496

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Administrative and Support Services: 1.3% Information Technology, Administrative and Support Services: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Administrative and Support Services: 7.8% Architecture and Building, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Administrative and Support Services: 4.2% Health, Administrative and Support Services: 3.4% Education, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Management and Commerce, Administrative and Support Services: 26.2% Society and Culture, Administrative and Support Services: 6.4% Creative Arts, Administrative and Support Services: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Administrative and Support Services: 3.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Administrative and Support Services: 1.4% No qualification, Administrative and Support Services: 37.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Manufacturing: 3.3% Information Technology, Manufacturing: 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Manufacturing: 27.4% Architecture and Building, Manufacturing: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Manufacturing: 0.3% Health, Manufacturing: 3.3% Education, Manufacturing: 0.9% Management and Commerce, Manufacturing: 20.0% Society and Culture, Manufacturing: 2.7% Creative Arts, Manufacturing: 3.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Manufacturing: 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Manufacturing: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Manufacturing: 1.7% No qualification, Manufacturing: 29.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -100 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -183 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -38 Health, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: +5 Education, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -14 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -157 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -10 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -24 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -6 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -96 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -496
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 fields of qualifications of the Manufacturing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (965 people or 27.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (705 people or 20.0%)
  • Information Technology (129 people or 3.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,799 people in total or 51.1% of the Manufacturing .

In comparison, the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire employed 7.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 26.2% in Management and Commerce; and 2.4% in Information Technology.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Manufacturing workforce in The Hills Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (27.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (20.0% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.3% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.7% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Manufacturing workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-183 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-157 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (-100 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-38 local workers)

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