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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Boroondara, there are more local workers 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 City of Boroondara;
  • 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 City of Boroondara.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Boroondara - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,9223.12.21,7523.02.1+170
Information Technology2,6224.22.72,1733.72.4+449
Engineering and Related Technologies3,9826.410.43,8616.510.7+121
Architecture and Building2,0113.24.11,9653.33.7+46
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5620.91.55380.91.5+24
Health4,9948.16.84,1217.06.1+873
Education4,7997.75.14,6227.85.2+177
Management and Commerce12,23719.813.510,42717.611.5+1,810
Society and Culture5,8239.47.85,1218.66.6+702
Creative Arts2,7084.42.82,2203.72.3+488
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9843.23.51,6422.83.0+342
Mixed Field Programmes270.00.0330.10.0-6
Not stated or inadequately described1,7212.83.42,1903.74.0-469
No qualification16,55026.736.118,62431.440.8-2,074

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Victoria: 2.2% Information Technology, Victoria: 2.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.5% Health, Victoria: 6.8% Education, Victoria: 5.1% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 13.5% Society and Culture, Victoria: 7.8% Creative Arts, Victoria: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 3.4% No qualification, Victoria: 36.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara: 3.1% Information Technology, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara: 6.4% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Health, City of Boroondara: 8.1% Education, City of Boroondara: 7.7% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara: 19.8% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara: 9.4% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara: 2.8% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 26.7%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara - All industries: +170 Information Technology, City of Boroondara - All industries: +449 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - All industries: +121 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - All industries: +46 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - All industries: +24 Health, City of Boroondara - All industries: +873 Education, City of Boroondara - All industries: +177 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - All industries: +1,810 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - All industries: +702 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - All industries: +488 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - All industries: +342 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - All industries: -6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - All industries: -469 No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: -2,074
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 fields of qualifications of the local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (12,237 people or 19.8%)
  • Society and Culture (5,823 people or 9.4%)
  • Health (4,994 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,054 people in total or 37.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 7.8% in Society and Culture; and 6.8% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (19.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Boroondara between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,810 local workers)
  • Health (+873 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+702 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+488 local workers)

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