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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Waverley Council area, 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 Waverley Council area;
  • 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 Waverley Council area.

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, Waverley Council area 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
Waverley Council area - 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 Sciences4762.02.13931.92.0+83
Information Technology5822.43.05182.52.6+64
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1104.610.49564.610.8+154
Architecture and Building1,1104.64.47713.74.0+339
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1730.71.51460.71.5+27
Health1,7877.37.11,4627.06.4+325
Education1,4536.05.41,2756.15.1+178
Management and Commerce4,76919.617.13,86018.615.5+909
Society and Culture2,60510.78.82,14410.37.6+461
Creative Arts1,5886.53.11,3266.42.7+262
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1304.63.31,0715.23.2+59
Mixed Field Programmes310.10.1130.10.1+18
Not stated or inadequately described6552.72.77993.83.5-144
No qualification6,86128.231.16,02329.034.9+838

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, Waverley Council area: 2.0% Information Technology, Waverley Council area: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Waverley Council area: 4.6% Architecture and Building, Waverley Council area: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waverley Council area: 0.7% Health, Waverley Council area: 7.3% Education, Waverley Council area: 6.0% Management and Commerce, Waverley Council area: 19.6% Society and Culture, Waverley Council area: 10.7% Creative Arts, Waverley Council area: 6.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waverley Council area: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Waverley Council area: 2.7% No qualification, Waverley Council area: 28.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Waverley Council area - All industries: +83 Information Technology, Waverley Council area - All industries: +64 Engineering and Related Technologies, Waverley Council area - All industries: +154 Architecture and Building, Waverley Council area - All industries: +339 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waverley Council area - All industries: +27 Health, Waverley Council area - All industries: +325 Education, Waverley Council area - All industries: +178 Management and Commerce, Waverley Council area - All industries: +909 Society and Culture, Waverley Council area - All industries: +461 Creative Arts, Waverley Council area - All industries: +262 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waverley Council area - All industries: +59 Mixed Field Programmes, Waverley Council area - All industries: +18 Not stated or inadequately described, Waverley Council area - All industries: -144 No qualification, Waverley Council area - All industries: +838
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 (4,769 people or 19.6%)
  • Society and Culture (2,605 people or 10.7%)
  • Health (1,787 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,161 people in total or 37.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (6.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (19.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (4.6% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Waverley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+909 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+461 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+339 local workers)
  • Health (+325 local workers)

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