Waverley Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Waverley Council area 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 Waverley Council area'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 Waverley Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Waverley Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Waverley Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9222.52.18952.62.0+27
Information Technology8622.43.08782.62.6-16
Engineering and Related Technologies2,0685.710.42,0806.110.8-12
Architecture and Building1,6884.64.41,3924.14.1+296
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2960.81.52680.81.5+28
Management and Commerce9,08524.917.17,65022.515.5+1,435
Society and Culture5,38314.88.84,81714.27.6+566
Creative Arts3,2448.93.12,9978.82.7+247
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9942.73.31,0243.03.2-30
Mixed Field Programmes250.10.1120.00.1+13
Not stated or inadequately described9922.72.71,1753.53.5-183
No qualification6,78618.631.17,15121.034.8-365
Total Persons36,430100.0100.034,030100.0100.0+2,400

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Waverley Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,085 people or 24.9%)
  • Society and Culture (5,383 people or 14.8%)
  • Creative Arts (3,244 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,712 people in total or 48.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture and 3.1% in Creative Arts.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (24.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (14.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (8.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (5.7% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Waverley Council area increased by 2,400 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Waverley Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,435 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+566 resident workers)
  • Health (+301 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+296 resident workers)

Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)

economic profile