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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within The Hills Shire, there are more male 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 - All industries - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6392.12.06182.32.0+21
Information Technology1,9296.24.41,7896.63.7+140
Engineering and Related Technologies5,89819.018.44,95418.219.1+944
Architecture and Building2,4147.87.51,8876.97.0+527
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4601.52.24781.82.1-18
Health1,1153.63.57692.83.1+346
Education6232.02.45372.02.5+86
Management and Commerce5,34317.214.14,38516.112.5+958
Society and Culture1,4994.85.91,0934.05.3+406
Creative Arts7042.32.45632.12.1+141
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7122.32.65942.22.6+118
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.1160.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described6482.12.98883.33.7-240
No qualification9,03029.131.78,68031.934.3+350

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: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 4.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 18.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 7.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 2.2% Health, New South Wales: 3.5% Education, New South Wales: 2.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 14.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 5.9% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.9% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Information Technology, The Hills Shire: 6.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire: 19.0% Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire: 7.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Health, The Hills Shire: 3.6% Education, The Hills Shire: 2.0% Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire: 17.2% Society and Culture, The Hills Shire: 4.8% Creative Arts, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 2.1% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 29.1%
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 - All industries: +21 Information Technology, The Hills Shire - All industries: +140 Engineering and Related Technologies, The Hills Shire - All industries: +944 Architecture and Building, The Hills Shire - All industries: +527 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, The Hills Shire - All industries: -18 Health, The Hills Shire - All industries: +346 Education, The Hills Shire - All industries: +86 Management and Commerce, The Hills Shire - All industries: +958 Society and Culture, The Hills Shire - All industries: +406 Creative Arts, The Hills Shire - All industries: +141 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, The Hills Shire - All industries: +118 Mixed Field Programmes, The Hills Shire - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, The Hills Shire - All industries: -240 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: +350
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 male shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,898 people or 19.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,343 people or 17.2%)
  • Architecture and Building (2,414 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,655 people in total or 44.0% of the male .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.1% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Architecture and Building.

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

  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (17.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (6.2% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+958 male local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+944 male local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+527 male local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+406 male local workers)

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