Willoughby City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Willoughby City 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 Willoughby City'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 Willoughby City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Willoughby City, 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
Willoughby City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2203.42.11,1173.32.0+103
Information Technology2,1896.03.01,9295.72.6+260
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8297.810.42,5957.710.8+234
Architecture and Building1,0042.84.49132.74.1+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2340.61.52360.71.5-2
Management and Commerce10,13227.917.18,87126.415.5+1,261
Society and Culture4,28311.88.83,96711.87.6+316
Creative Arts1,7054.73.11,4524.32.7+253
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7952.23.37812.33.2+14
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.1180.10.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described7832.22.78902.63.5-107
No qualification7,05619.431.17,05521.034.8+1
Total Persons36,309100.0100.033,662100.0100.0+2,647

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 Willoughby City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,132 people or 27.9%)
  • Society and Culture (4,283 people or 11.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,829 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,244 people in total or 47.5% 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 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (27.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (6.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (11.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.8% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Willoughby City increased by 2,647 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,261 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+316 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+260 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+253 resident workers)

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