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8175.0 - Counts of Australian Business Operators, 2006 to 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/10/2008  First Issue
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FIELD OF STUDY

The most common field of study indicated by business operators was Engineering and Related Technologies (24%). This was followed by those who had engaged in studies relating to Architecture and Building or Management and Commerce (17% each).

Fields of study varied significantly between the sexes. Male business operators were most likely to study Engineering and Related Technologies (33%), followed by 23% in Architecture and Building and 14% in Management and Commerce.

In comparison, female business operators were most likely to study Management and Commerce (25%), followed by 18% in Health and 14% in Society and Culture.

In general, the non-business operator population was more evenly distributed across the various fields of study compared with the distribution of business operators. The most common fields studied for the non-business operators were Management and Commerce (22%), followed by Engineering and Related Technologies (20%).

PROPORTION OF BUSINESS OPERATORS, BY SEX AND FIELD OF STUDY - 2006
Graph: PROPORTION OF BUSINESS OPERATORS, BY SEX AND FIELD OF STUDY—2006







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