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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 Monash 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 Monash'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 Monash 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 Monash, 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 Monash 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2,9493.82.42,7303.72.3+219
Information Technology4,3465.53.33,8535.22.9+493
Engineering and Related Technologies8,96511.410.38,62911.610.6+336
Architecture and Building2,1892.84.02,0582.83.6+131
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5800.71.05500.71.0+30
Health5,1856.66.44,3805.95.7+805
Education3,9025.04.83,9275.34.8-25
Management and Commerce14,14118.114.711,30115.212.5+2,840
Society and Culture5,7417.38.04,8356.56.9+906
Creative Arts1,9832.53.11,6972.32.6+286
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,5493.33.41,9112.62.9+638
Mixed Field Programmes480.10.1400.10.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described2,7313.53.83,2144.34.6-483
No qualification23,01629.434.725,42134.139.6-2,405

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 Monash: 3.8% Information Technology, City of Monash: 5.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash: 11.4% Architecture and Building, City of Monash: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash: 0.7% Health, City of Monash: 6.6% Education, City of Monash: 5.0% Management and Commerce, City of Monash: 18.1% Society and Culture, City of Monash: 7.3% Creative Arts, City of Monash: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash: 3.5% No qualification, City of Monash: 29.4%
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 Monash: +219 Information Technology, City of Monash: +493 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash: +336 Architecture and Building, City of Monash: +131 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash: +30 Health, City of Monash: +805 Education, City of Monash: -25 Management and Commerce, City of Monash: +2,840 Society and Culture, City of Monash: +906 Creative Arts, City of Monash: +286 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash: +638 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash: -483 No qualification, City of Monash: -2,405
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 Monash shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (14,141 people or 18.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,965 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (5,741 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,847 people in total or 36.8% 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 Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (18.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (5.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Architecture and Building (2.8% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Monash increased by 3,779 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 Monash were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,840 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+906 local labour force)
  • Health (+805 local labour force)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+638 local labour force)

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