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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Wagga Wagga City, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 Wagga Wagga City;
  • 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 Wagga Wagga City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wagga Wagga City - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %
Natural and Physical Sciences4901.62.1
Information Technology3471.13.0
Engineering and Related Technologies3,14510.310.4
Architecture and Building1,2914.24.4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9523.11.5
Health2,8419.37.1
Education1,9066.25.4
Management and Commerce4,02813.217.1
Society and Culture2,2907.58.8
Creative Arts5261.73.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2164.03.3
Mixed Field Programmes430.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described8022.62.7
No qualification10,71535.031.1

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, Wagga Wagga City: 1.6% Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City: 3.1% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 9.3% Education, Wagga Wagga City: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City: 13.2% Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 7.5% Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City: 2.6% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City: 35.0%
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, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +490 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +347 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +3,145 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +1,291 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +952 Health, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +2,841 Education, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +1,906 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +4,028 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +2,290 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +526 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +1,216 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +43 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +802 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +10,715
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:

  • Management and Commerce (4,028 people or 13.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,145 people or 10.3%)
  • Health (2,841 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,014 people in total or 32.7% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the in Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,028 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+3,145 local workers)
  • Health (+2,841 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,290 local workers)

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