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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Within Willoughby City, there are more Public Administration and Safety 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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences713.22.6462.82.5+25
Information Technology1175.22.8724.42.4+45
Engineering and Related Technologies35115.711.41649.912.0+187
Architecture and Building663.03.5513.13.5+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies532.43.0523.13.0+1
Health1376.14.1744.53.1+63
Education713.24.0493.02.7+22
Management and Commerce48221.618.928117.017.5+201
Society and Culture42118.921.337022.419.4+51
Creative Arts642.92.2442.71.8+20
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services231.01.5231.41.50
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described612.73.0764.63.5-15
No qualification31614.221.834921.127.1-33

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: 2.6% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 11.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 3.0% Health, New South Wales: 4.1% Education, New South Wales: 4.0% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 18.9% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 21.3% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 3.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 21.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Willoughby City: 3.2% Information Technology, Willoughby City: 5.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City: 15.7% Architecture and Building, Willoughby City: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City: 2.4% Health, Willoughby City: 6.1% Education, Willoughby City: 3.2% Management and Commerce, Willoughby City: 21.6% Society and Culture, Willoughby City: 18.9% Creative Arts, Willoughby City: 2.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City: 1.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City: 2.7% No qualification, Willoughby City: 14.2%
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, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +25 Information Technology, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +45 Engineering and Related Technologies, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +187 Architecture and Building, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +15 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +1 Health, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +63 Education, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +22 Management and Commerce, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +201 Society and Culture, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +51 Creative Arts, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: +20 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: -15 No qualification, Willoughby City - Public Administration and Safety: -33
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 Public Administration and Safety shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (482 people or 21.6%)
  • Society and Culture (421 people or 18.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (351 people or 15.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,254 people in total or 56.1% of the Public Administration and Safety .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.9% in Management and Commerce; 21.3% in Society and Culture; and 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.6% compared to 18.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (5.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (18.9% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+201 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+187 local workers)
  • Health (+63 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+51 local workers)

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