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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) 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
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences311.01.3180.51.0+13
Information Technology431.32.2341.01.9+9
Engineering and Related Technologies1905.85.91915.65.9-1
Architecture and Building481.51.3431.31.3+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies531.60.8391.10.8+14
Health1384.23.71113.33.2+27
Education391.21.4320.91.3+7
Management and Commerce39012.016.338811.413.9+2
Society and Culture973.04.4732.13.5+24
Creative Arts621.93.8561.63.2+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1775.44.51644.84.3+13
Mixed Field Programmes50.20.130.10.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described792.42.21223.63.4-43
No qualification1,91058.652.02,12962.656.3-219

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 - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Information Technology, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 5.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.8% Health, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 3.7% Education, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 1.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 16.3% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 4.4% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 3.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 2.2% No qualification, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 52.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.0% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 5.8% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.6% Health, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 4.2% Education, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 12.0% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 3.0% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 5.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 2.4% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: 58.6%
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 - Retail Trade: +13 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -1 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +14 Health, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +27 Education, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +7 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +2 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +24 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +13 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -43 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -219
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (390 people or 12.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (190 people or 5.8%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (177 people or 5.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 757 people in total or 23.2% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 16.3% in Management and Commerce; 5.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 4.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (1.9% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (3.0% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in Wagga Wagga City decreased by 141 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in Wagga Wagga City.

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