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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within The Hills Shire, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance with Health 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2222.72.6991.72.4+123
Information Technology1011.20.9510.90.8+50
Engineering and Related Technologies1602.01.7931.61.7+67
Architecture and Building410.50.5230.40.5+18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies200.20.4150.30.4+5
Health2,71533.340.11,91433.639.3+801
Education3974.93.72434.33.2+154
Management and Commerce1,03912.710.259910.59.0+440
Society and Culture1,52918.717.490815.915.3+621
Creative Arts1271.61.3651.11.1+62
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1692.11.81322.31.8+37
Mixed Field Programmes100.10.100.00.0+10
Not stated or inadequately described1321.62.01522.73.0-20
No qualification1,49918.417.31,40624.721.5+93

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: 2.6% Information Technology, New South Wales: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 1.7% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 0.4% Health, New South Wales: 40.1% Education, New South Wales: 3.7% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 10.2% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 17.4% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 17.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire: 2.7% Information Technology, The Hills Shire: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: 2.0% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Health, The Hills Shire: 33.3% Education, The Hills Shire: 4.9% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: 12.7% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: 18.7% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 1.6% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 18.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +123 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +50 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +67 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +18 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Health, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +801 Education, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +154 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +440 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +621 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +62 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +37 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -20 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +93
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 Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (2,715 people or 33.3%)
  • Society and Culture (1,529 people or 18.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,039 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,283 people in total or 64.7% of the Health Care and Social Assistance .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 40.1% in Health; 17.4% in Society and Culture; and 10.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (18.7% compared to 17.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (4.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (33.3% compared to 40.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+801 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+621 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+440 local workers)
  • Education (+154 local workers)

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