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Local workers - Field of qualification - Wholesale Trade

Within The Hills Shire, there are more Wholesale Trade with Management and Commerce 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 - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1134.42.91504.22.4-37
Information Technology843.34.3982.73.8-14
Engineering and Related Technologies46218.113.947313.112.9-11
Architecture and Building361.41.7591.61.6-23
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies381.51.6691.91.5-31
Health732.92.71103.12.2-37
Education150.61.2401.11.2-25
Management and Commerce70127.525.093826.021.5-237
Society and Culture1134.44.31002.83.6+13
Creative Arts632.52.8782.22.5-15
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services421.62.5691.92.7-27
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.100.00.0+3
Not stated or inadequately described431.72.01052.93.3-62
No qualification76329.935.01,31236.440.7-549

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, New South Wales: 2.9% Information Technology, New South Wales: 4.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 13.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.6% Health, New South Wales: 2.7% Education, New South Wales: 1.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 25.0% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 4.3% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire: 4.4% Information Technology, The Hills Shire: 3.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: 18.1% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Health, The Hills Shire: 2.9% Education, The Hills Shire: 0.6% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: 27.5% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: 4.4% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 1.7% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 29.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -37 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -14 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -11 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -23 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -31 Health, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -37 Education, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -25 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -237 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: +13 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -15 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -27 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -62 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Wholesale Trade: -549
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 Wholesale Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (701 people or 27.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (462 people or 18.1%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (113 people or 4.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,276 people in total or 50.1% of the Wholesale Trade .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.0% in Management and Commerce; 13.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.9% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Wholesale Trade workforce in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (18.1% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (27.5% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (4.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (3.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (-237 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (-37 local workers)
  • Health (-37 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-31 local workers)

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