Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Wagga Wagga City than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Wagga Wagga City's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Wagga Wagga City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Wagga Wagga City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Wagga Wagga City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4701.62.13961.42.0+74
Information Technology3301.13.03011.02.6+29
Engineering and Related Technologies3,08110.310.42,93410.110.8+147
Architecture and Building1,4835.04.41,3364.64.1+147
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9833.31.58562.91.5+127
Management and Commerce3,87913.017.13,52812.115.5+351
Society and Culture2,1917.38.81,7556.07.6+436
Creative Arts5121.73.14791.62.7+33
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1723.93.31,0053.53.2+167
Mixed Field Programmes470.20.1240.10.1+23
Not stated or inadequately described7702.62.71,0493.63.5-279
No qualification10,32834.631.111,54639.734.8-1,218
Total Persons29,844100.0100.029,059100.0100.0+785

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Wagga Wagga City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,879 people or 13.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,081 people or 10.3%)
  • Health (2,649 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,609 people in total or 32.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.1% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (8.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Wagga Wagga City increased by 785 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Wagga Wagga City was for those qualified in:

  • Health (+520 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+436 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+351 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-279 resident workers)

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