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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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Wagga Wagga City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wagga Wagga City - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4901.62.14281.42.0+62
Information Technology3471.13.03061.02.6+41
Engineering and Related Technologies3,14510.310.42,97110.110.8+174
Architecture and Building1,2914.24.41,1383.94.0+153
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9523.11.58522.91.5+100
Health2,8419.37.12,2587.66.4+583
Education1,9066.25.41,6785.75.1+228
Management and Commerce4,02813.217.13,68012.515.5+348
Society and Culture2,2907.58.81,7966.17.6+494
Creative Arts5261.73.14821.62.7+44
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2164.03.31,0413.53.2+175
Mixed Field Programmes430.10.1230.10.1+20
Not stated or inadequately described8022.62.71,0663.63.5-264
No qualification10,71535.031.111,80740.034.9-1,092

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: +62 Information Technology, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +41 Engineering and Related Technologies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +174 Architecture and Building, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +153 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +100 Health, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +583 Education, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +228 Management and Commerce, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +348 Society and Culture, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +494 Creative Arts, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +44 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +175 Mixed Field Programmes, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +20 Not stated or inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -264 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -1,092
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 workforce 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 workforce in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+583 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+494 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+348 local workers)
  • Education (+228 local workers)

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