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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Woollahra Municipal Council area 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area'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 Woollahra Municipal Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Woollahra Municipal Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Woollahra Municipal Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7212.62.16952.62.0+26
Information Technology4971.83.04541.72.6+43
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1914.310.41,1584.410.8+33
Architecture and Building1,0303.74.48973.44.1+133
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1640.61.51590.61.5+5
Health2,3058.27.12,1828.26.4+123
Education1,0493.75.41,1074.25.1-58
Management and Commerce7,28226.017.16,42124.215.5+861
Society and Culture5,11418.38.84,68917.77.6+425
Creative Arts2,2488.03.12,0777.82.7+171
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6152.23.36002.33.2+15
Mixed Field Programmes160.10.170.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described8262.92.78193.13.5+7
No qualification4,95017.731.15,29019.934.8-340

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 2.6% Information Technology, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 4.3% Architecture and Building, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 0.6% Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 8.2% Education, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 3.7% Management and Commerce, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 26.0% Society and Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 18.3% Creative Arts, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 8.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: 17.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +26 Information Technology, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +43 Engineering and Related Technologies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +33 Architecture and Building, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +133 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +5 Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +123 Education, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: -58 Management and Commerce, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +861 Society and Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +425 Creative Arts, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +171 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +15 Mixed Field Programmes, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +7 No qualification, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: -340
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 field of qualifications in Woollahra Municipal Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (7,282 people or 26.0%)
  • Society and Culture (5,114 people or 18.3%)
  • Health (2,305 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,701 people in total or 52.5% of the resident workers .

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 field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (18.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (26.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (8.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (4.3% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by 1,453 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Woollahra Municipal Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+861 people)
  • Society and Culture (+425 people)
  • Creative Arts (+171 people)
  • Architecture and Building (+133 people)

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