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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Boroondara 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 the City of Boroondara's local labour force, 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 the City of Boroondara or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Boroondara, 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
City of Boroondara 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3,0163.82.42,8743.72.3+142
Information Technology3,1303.93.32,9853.92.9+145
Engineering and Related Technologies5,9227.410.35,6427.310.6+280
Architecture and Building2,4353.04.02,1392.83.6+296
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6170.81.06100.81.0+7
Health8,48310.66.47,4759.75.7+1,008
Education4,7395.94.85,1076.64.8-368
Management and Commerce16,93321.114.714,97619.412.5+1,957
Society and Culture8,84211.08.08,16110.66.9+681
Creative Arts3,1593.93.12,6323.42.6+527
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,6852.13.41,4951.92.9+190
Mixed Field Programmes330.00.1300.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described2,4873.13.82,8533.74.6-366
No qualification18,80423.434.720,03026.039.6-1,226

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Information Technology, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Health, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% Education, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Management and Commerce, Greater Melbourne: 14.7% Society and Culture, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Creative Arts, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 34.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Information Technology, City of Boroondara: 3.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara: 0.8% Health, City of Boroondara: 10.6% Education, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara: 21.1% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara: 11.0% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara: 3.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara: 3.1% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 23.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara: +142 Information Technology, City of Boroondara: +145 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara: +280 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara: +296 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara: +7 Health, City of Boroondara: +1,008 Education, City of Boroondara: -368 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara: +1,957 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara: +681 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara: +527 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara: +190 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara: -366 No qualification, City of Boroondara: -1,226
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Boroondara shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,933 people or 21.1%)
  • Society and Culture (8,842 people or 11.0%)
  • Health (8,483 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 34,258 people in total or 42.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 8.0% in Society and Culture; and 6.4% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (21.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (10.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (11.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.4% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Boroondara increased by 3,276 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Boroondara were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,957 local labour force)
  • Health (+1,008 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+681 local labour force)
  • Creative Arts (+527 local labour force)

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