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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Woollahra Municipal Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
Total Persons28,008100.0100.026,555100.0100.0+1,453

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Woollahra Municipal Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

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

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