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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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, Willoughby 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
Willoughby 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 Sciences1,8163.12.11,5322.92.0+284
Information Technology2,8854.93.02,3274.42.6+558
Engineering and Related Technologies6,03910.210.45,63610.710.8+403
Architecture and Building1,8923.24.41,7523.34.0+140
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4480.81.54600.91.5-12
Health6,54511.07.15,1909.96.4+1,355
Education2,0153.45.41,7533.35.1+262
Management and Commerce12,71221.417.110,19419.415.5+2,518
Society and Culture4,8218.18.84,1137.87.6+708
Creative Arts3,3875.73.12,8045.32.7+583
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4442.43.31,3302.53.2+114
Mixed Field Programmes640.10.1240.00.1+40
Not stated or inadequately described1,3812.32.71,5763.03.5-195
No qualification13,99723.531.113,74826.234.9+249

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, Willoughby City: 3.1% Information Technology, Willoughby City: 4.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: 0.8% Health, Willoughby City: 11.0% Education, Willoughby City: 3.4% Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: 21.4% Society and Culture, Willoughby City: 8.1% Creative Arts, Willoughby City: 5.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: 2.3% No qualification, Willoughby City: 23.5%
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, Willoughby City - All industries: +284 Information Technology, Willoughby City - All industries: +558 Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City - All industries: +403 Architecture and Building, Willoughby City - All industries: +140 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City - All industries: -12 Health, Willoughby City - All industries: +1,355 Education, Willoughby City - All industries: +262 Management and Commerce, Willoughby City - All industries: +2,518 Society and Culture, Willoughby City - All industries: +708 Creative Arts, Willoughby City - All industries: +583 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City - All industries: +114 Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City - All industries: +40 Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City - All industries: -195 No qualification, Willoughby City - All industries: +249
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 (12,712 people or 21.4%)
  • Health (6,545 people or 11.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,039 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,296 people in total or 42.5% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 7.1% in Health; and 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (5.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (3.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Willoughby City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,518 local workers)
  • Health (+1,355 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+708 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+583 local workers)

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