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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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 Sciences602.02.7551.72.6+5
Information Technology391.33.0481.52.6-9
Engineering and Related Technologies38312.611.343513.711.8-52
Architecture and Building983.23.4892.83.4+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1203.92.91193.83.0+1
Health1173.84.0792.53.1+38
Education1595.23.9963.02.7+63
Management and Commerce50816.719.148115.217.7+27
Society and Culture45615.021.336511.519.3+91
Creative Arts521.72.2541.71.8-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services642.11.5642.01.50
Mixed Field Programmes60.20.130.10.0+3
Not stated or inadequately described913.03.01103.53.5-19
No qualification89029.221.71,17437.027.0-284

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 - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.7% Information Technology, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 11.3% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.9% Health, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 4.0% Education, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.9% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 19.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 21.3% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.0% No qualification, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety  : 21.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 2.0% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 12.6% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 3.9% Health, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 3.8% Education, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 16.7% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 15.0% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 3.0% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 29.2%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +5 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: -9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: -52 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +9 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +1 Health, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +38 Education, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +63 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +27 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +91 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: -19 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Public Administration and Safety: -284
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 (Public Administration and Safety) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (508 people or 16.7%)
  • Society and Culture (456 people or 15.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (383 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,347 people in total or 44.3% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 19.1% in Management and Commerce; 21.3% in Society and Culture; and 11.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.6% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (15.0% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (16.7% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Information Technology (1.3% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Wagga Wagga City decreased by 129 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+91 people)
  • Education (+63 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-52 people)

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