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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Wagga Wagga City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 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
Health2,6498.97.12,1297.36.4+520
Education1,9496.55.41,7215.95.1+228
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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 1.6% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 3.3% Health, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 8.9% Education, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 6.5% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 13.0% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 7.3% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: 34.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +74 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +29 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +147 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +147 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +127 Health, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +520 Education, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +228 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +351 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +436 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +33 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +167 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +23 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -279 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -1,218
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 field of qualifications in Wagga Wagga City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Wagga Wagga City were for those qualified in:

  • Health (+520 people)
  • Society and Culture (+436 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+351 people)
  • Education (+228 people)

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