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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Woollahra Municipal Council area, 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area;
  • 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area.

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, Woollahra Municipal Council area 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
Woollahra Municipal Council area - 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 Sciences4182.12.13421.92.0+76
Information Technology3121.63.02581.42.6+54
Engineering and Related Technologies8284.110.47924.410.8+36
Architecture and Building1,1145.64.49305.24.0+184
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1830.91.51580.91.5+25
Health1,3096.67.11,1476.46.4+162
Education1,5087.55.41,3847.75.1+124
Management and Commerce3,87319.417.13,07217.215.5+801
Society and Culture2,33311.78.81,96011.07.6+373
Creative Arts1,4237.13.11,2927.22.7+131
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0785.43.38955.03.2+183
Mixed Field Programmes270.10.1150.10.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described5832.92.76733.83.5-90
No qualification4,98525.031.14,94627.734.9+39

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, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.1% Information Technology, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 4.1% Architecture and Building, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0.9% Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 6.6% Education, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 7.5% Management and Commerce, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 19.4% Society and Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 11.7% Creative Arts, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 7.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.9% No qualification, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 25.0%
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, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +76 Information Technology, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +54 Engineering and Related Technologies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +36 Architecture and Building, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +184 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +25 Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +162 Education, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +124 Management and Commerce, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +801 Society and Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +373 Creative Arts, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +131 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +183 Mixed Field Programmes, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: -90 No qualification, Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries: +39
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 (3,873 people or 19.4%)
  • Society and Culture (2,333 people or 11.7%)
  • Education (1,508 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,714 people in total or 38.6% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 5.4% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (7.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (19.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (4.1% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Woollahra Municipal Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+801 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+373 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+184 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+183 local workers)

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