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Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within Willoughby City, there are more Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3424.83.83434.63.9-1
Information Technology84711.810.181811.08.8+29
Engineering and Related Technologies1,25017.411.01,22016.411.4+30
Architecture and Building3775.25.13664.94.6+11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies791.11.1971.31.2-18
Health1652.32.91592.12.7+6
Education841.21.3961.31.4-12
Management and Commerce2,03328.327.42,05327.626.3-20
Society and Culture5858.113.76158.313.2-30
Creative Arts3504.96.03604.85.5-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services420.60.8530.70.8-11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described961.31.71311.81.9-35
No qualification94113.115.11,12015.118.2-179

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: 3.8% Information Technology, New South Wales: 10.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 11.0% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.1% Health, New South Wales: 2.9% Education, New South Wales: 1.3% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 27.4% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 13.7% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 6.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 0.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales: 15.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Willoughby City: 4.8% Information Technology, Willoughby City: 11.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: 17.4% Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: 1.1% Health, Willoughby City: 2.3% Education, Willoughby City: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: 28.3% Society and Culture, Willoughby City: 8.1% Creative Arts, Willoughby City: 4.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: 0.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: 1.3% No qualification, Willoughby City: 13.1%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 Information Technology, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +29 Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +30 Architecture and Building, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -18 Health, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +6 Education, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -12 Management and Commerce, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -20 Society and Culture, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -30 Creative Arts, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -11 Mixed Field Programmes, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -35 No qualification, Willoughby City - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -179
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,033 people or 28.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,250 people or 17.4%)
  • Information Technology (847 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,130 people in total or 57.4% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 27.4% in Management and Commerce; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 10.1% in Information Technology.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (17.4% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (11.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (4.9% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Willoughby City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+30 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (-30 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+29 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-20 local workers)

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