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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Upper Lachlan Shire, there are more 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 Upper Lachlan 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 Upper Lachlan 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, Upper Lachlan 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
Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences251.02.1180.82.0+7
Information Technology140.63.080.42.6+6
Engineering and Related Technologies2319.310.41888.510.8+43
Architecture and Building973.94.4813.74.0+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2319.31.51968.81.5+35
Health1536.27.11265.76.4+27
Education1475.95.41275.75.1+20
Management and Commerce2208.917.11878.415.5+33
Society and Culture1666.78.81295.87.6+37
Creative Arts311.33.1231.02.7+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services622.53.3612.83.2+1
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described903.62.7753.43.5+15
No qualification1,00640.731.199845.034.9+8

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: 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 7.1% Education, New South Wales: 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.0% Information Technology, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.3% Health, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.2% Education, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Upper Lachlan Shire: 8.9% Society and Culture, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.7% Creative Arts, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.5% Not stated or inadequately described, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.6% No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire: 40.7%
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, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +7 Information Technology, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +43 Architecture and Building, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +16 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +35 Health, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +27 Education, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +20 Management and Commerce, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +33 Society and Culture, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +37 Creative Arts, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +15 No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire - All industries: +8
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (231 people or 9.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (231 people or 9.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (220 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 682 people in total or 27.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 17.1% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (9.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+43 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+37 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+35 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+33 local workers)

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