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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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
Waverley Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 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
Health2,5407.07.12,2396.66.4+301
Education1,5454.25.41,4524.35.1+93
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

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 : 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, Waverley Council area - All industries: 2.5% Information Technology, Waverley Council area - All industries: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Waverley Council area - All industries: 5.7% Architecture and Building, Waverley Council area - All industries: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waverley Council area - All industries: 0.8% Health, Waverley Council area - All industries: 7.0% Education, Waverley Council area - All industries: 4.2% Management and Commerce, Waverley Council area - All industries: 24.9% Society and Culture, Waverley Council area - All industries: 14.8% Creative Arts, Waverley Council area - All industries: 8.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waverley Council area - All industries: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Waverley Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Waverley Council area - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, Waverley Council area - All industries: 18.6%
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, Waverley Council area - All industries: +27 Information Technology, Waverley Council area - All industries: -16 Engineering and Related Technologies, Waverley Council area - All industries: -12 Architecture and Building, Waverley Council area - All industries: +296 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waverley Council area - All industries: +28 Health, Waverley Council area - All industries: +301 Education, Waverley Council area - All industries: +93 Management and Commerce, Waverley Council area - All industries: +1,435 Society and Culture, Waverley Council area - All industries: +566 Creative Arts, Waverley Council area - All industries: +247 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waverley Council area - All industries: -30 Mixed Field Programmes, Waverley Council area - All industries: +13 Not stated or inadequately described, Waverley Council area - All industries: -183 No qualification, Waverley Council area - All industries: -365
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 Waverley Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Waverley Council area were for those qualified in:

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

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