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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Monash, there are more 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 Monash;
  • 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 Monash.

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 Monash - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences4,6275.22.24,1424.72.1+485
Information Technology3,5604.02.73,1743.62.4+386
Engineering and Related Technologies11,82513.210.412,41214.110.7-587
Architecture and Building2,5762.94.12,3392.63.7+237
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7400.81.56950.81.5+45
Health7,3538.26.85,6916.46.1+1,662
Education4,4064.95.14,1614.75.2+245
Management and Commerce13,99915.613.511,63313.211.5+2,366
Society and Culture6,0726.87.84,9225.66.6+1,150
Creative Arts2,0432.32.81,6411.92.3+402
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3882.73.52,0112.33.0+377
Mixed Field Programmes460.10.0380.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described2,7183.03.43,4373.94.0-719
No qualification27,36730.536.132,01036.240.8-4,643

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 Monash: 5.2% Information Technology, City of Monash: 4.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash: 13.2% Architecture and Building, City of Monash: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash: 0.8% Health, City of Monash: 8.2% Education, City of Monash: 4.9% Management and Commerce, City of Monash: 15.6% Society and Culture, City of Monash: 6.8% Creative Arts, City of Monash: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash: 3.0% No qualification, City of Monash: 30.5%
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 Monash - All industries: +485 Information Technology, City of Monash - All industries: +386 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - All industries: -587 Architecture and Building, City of Monash - All industries: +237 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - All industries: +45 Health, City of Monash - All industries: +1,662 Education, City of Monash - All industries: +245 Management and Commerce, City of Monash - All industries: +2,366 Society and Culture, City of Monash - All industries: +1,150 Creative Arts, City of Monash - All industries: +402 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - All industries: +377 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - All industries: -719 No qualification, City of Monash - All industries: -4,643
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (13,999 people or 15.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,825 people or 13.2%)
  • Health (7,353 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,177 people in total or 37.0% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.8% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (5.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,366 local workers)
  • Health (+1,662 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,150 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-587 local workers)

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