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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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank, 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 Brimbank 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2751.72.49691.42.3+306
Information Technology2,5583.33.31,8072.72.9+751
Engineering and Related Technologies8,34810.910.37,90111.610.6+447
Architecture and Building2,1782.94.01,8512.73.6+327
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3830.51.03020.41.0+81
Health2,9613.96.42,0883.15.7+873
Education2,4483.24.82,0293.04.8+419
Management and Commerce9,24012.114.76,6059.712.5+2,635
Society and Culture4,3125.68.02,8614.26.9+1,451
Creative Arts1,2091.63.18371.22.6+372
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,0714.03.41,9532.92.9+1,118
Mixed Field Programmes710.10.1590.10.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described3,9115.13.84,2736.34.6-362
No qualification34,41145.134.734,52750.739.6-116

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 Brimbank: 1.7% Information Technology, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: 10.9% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Health, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Education, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: 12.1% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 5.1% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 45.1%
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 Brimbank: +306 Information Technology, City of Brimbank: +751 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: +447 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: +327 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: +81 Health, City of Brimbank: +873 Education, City of Brimbank: +419 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: +2,635 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: +1,451 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: +372 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: +1,118 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: -362 No qualification, City of Brimbank: -116
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 Brimbank shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,240 people or 12.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,348 people or 10.9%)
  • Society and Culture (4,312 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21,900 people in total or 28.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 10.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.0% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (3.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (5.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (3.2% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Brimbank increased by 8,314 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 Brimbank were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,635 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+1,451 local labour force)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+1,118 local labour force)
  • Health (+873 local labour force)

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