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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Casey 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 Casey'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 Casey 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 Casey, 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 Casey 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,7341.52.41,2241.22.3+510
Information Technology3,0862.63.31,9231.92.9+1,163
Engineering and Related Technologies15,50613.010.313,32213.210.6+2,184
Architecture and Building4,7794.04.03,8683.83.6+911
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0590.91.09190.91.0+140
Health5,8314.96.43,9393.95.7+1,892
Education3,9873.34.83,1703.14.8+817
Management and Commerce14,11511.814.79,5749.512.5+4,541
Society and Culture7,1095.98.04,2994.36.9+2,810
Creative Arts1,6581.43.11,1521.12.6+506
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,2083.53.43,0823.12.9+1,126
Mixed Field Programmes790.10.1690.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described5,1724.33.85,4115.44.6-239
No qualification51,20242.834.748,72148.439.6+2,481

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 Casey: 1.5% Information Technology, City of Casey: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Casey: 13.0% Architecture and Building, City of Casey: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Casey: 0.9% Health, City of Casey: 4.9% Education, City of Casey: 3.3% Management and Commerce, City of Casey: 11.8% Society and Culture, City of Casey: 5.9% Creative Arts, City of Casey: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Casey: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Casey: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Casey: 4.3% No qualification, City of Casey: 42.8%
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 Casey: +510 Information Technology, City of Casey: +1,163 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Casey: +2,184 Architecture and Building, City of Casey: +911 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Casey: +140 Health, City of Casey: +1,892 Education, City of Casey: +817 Management and Commerce, City of Casey: +4,541 Society and Culture, City of Casey: +2,810 Creative Arts, City of Casey: +506 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Casey: +1,126 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Casey: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Casey: -239 No qualification, City of Casey: +2,481
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 Casey shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (15,506 people or 13.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (14,115 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (7,109 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 36,730 people in total or 30.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 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 Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (5.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Casey increased by 18,852 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 Casey were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,541 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+2,810 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2,184 local labour force)
  • Health (+1,892 local labour force)

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