Woollahra Municipal Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area.

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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Woollahra Municipal Council area - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4161.972.324182.092.10-2
Information Technology4522.143.703121.562.95+140
Engineering and Related Technologies7663.6310.008284.1410.38-62
Architecture and Building1,1235.324.281,1145.574.35+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1740.821.511830.911.53-9
Management and Commerce4,63921.9818.303,87319.3917.09+766
Society and Culture2,69212.759.642,33311.688.77+359
Creative Arts1,6397.763.421,4237.123.06+216
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9634.563.221,0785.393.32-115
Mixed Field Programmes160.070.07270.130.10-11
Not stated or inadequately described6863.252.785832.912.69+103
No qualification4,31220.4327.014,98524.9531.13-673
Total Persons21,098100.00100.0019,974100.00100.00+1,124

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,639 people or 22.0%)
  • Society and Culture (2,692 people or 12.8%)
  • Creative Arts (1,639 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,970 people in total or42.5% of All industries.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 9.6% in Society and Culture and 3.4% in Creative Arts.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (3.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (7.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (22.0% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (12.8% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Woollahra Municipal Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+766.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+359.00 local workers)
  • Health (+297.00 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+216.00 local workers)

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