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Workforce - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more people with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications in the workforce 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 Brimbank;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by employed people 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 in City of Brimbank's workforce.

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

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Workforce field of qualification - Summary
City of Brimbank - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences8171.62.25891.32.1+228
Information Technology8721.72.76611.52.4+211
Engineering and Related Technologies6,55812.810.46,11613.410.7+442
Architecture and Building1,7203.44.11,3312.93.7+389
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4090.81.52950.61.5+114
Health2,9645.86.82,2494.96.1+715
Education3,0776.05.12,9366.45.2+141
Management and Commerce5,50810.813.53,8638.511.5+1,645
Society and Culture3,1626.27.82,2995.06.6+863
Creative Arts7661.52.84881.12.3+278
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4842.93.51,1252.53.0+359
Mixed Field Programmes330.10.0360.10.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described1,8603.63.42,2284.94.0-368
No qualification21,97142.936.121,33746.840.8+634

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

Workforce field of qualification, 2011
Workforce 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 Brimbank: 1.6% Information Technology, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Health, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Education, City of Brimbank: 6.0% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: 6.2% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 3.6% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 42.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce field of qualification, 2011
Change in workforce field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - All industries: +228 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - All industries: +211 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +442 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - All industries: +389 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +114 Health, City of Brimbank - All industries: +715 Education, City of Brimbank - All industries: +141 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,645 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - All industries: +863 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - All industries: +278 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - All industries: +359 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - All industries: -368 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: +634
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 workforce shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,558 people or 12.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,508 people or 10.8%)
  • Society and Culture (3,162 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,228 people in total or 29.7% of the employed workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 7.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.5% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,645 people)
  • Society and Culture (+863 people)
  • Health (+715 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+442 people)

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