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Nillumbik Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Nillumbik Shire 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 Nillumbik Shire'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 Nillumbik Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Nillumbik Shire, 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
Nillumbik Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences9012.72.28472.62.0+54
Information Technology6121.82.75581.72.4+54
Engineering and Related Technologies3,87411.710.43,88912.010.6-15
Architecture and Building1,8875.74.21,5794.93.8+308
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4571.41.53771.21.5+80
Health2,4717.56.72,2597.06.0+212
Education2,3337.15.02,2076.85.0+126
Management and Commerce4,14112.513.33,52110.911.2+620
Society and Culture2,4787.57.72,1526.66.5+326
Creative Arts8812.72.77242.22.3+157
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8702.63.58772.73.0-7
Mixed Field Programmes320.10.0110.00.0+21
Not stated or inadequately described9652.93.81,2814.04.5-316
No qualification11,18033.836.412,10437.441.2-924

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, Victoria: 2.2% Information Technology, Victoria: 2.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.5% Health, Victoria: 6.7% Education, Victoria: 5.0% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 13.3% Society and Culture, Victoria: 7.7% Creative Arts, Victoria: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 3.8% No qualification, Victoria: 36.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Nillumbik Shire: 2.7% Information Technology, Nillumbik Shire: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Nillumbik Shire: 11.7% Architecture and Building, Nillumbik Shire: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Nillumbik Shire: 1.4% Health, Nillumbik Shire: 7.5% Education, Nillumbik Shire: 7.1% Management and Commerce, Nillumbik Shire: 12.5% Society and Culture, Nillumbik Shire: 7.5% Creative Arts, Nillumbik Shire: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Nillumbik Shire: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Nillumbik Shire: 2.9% No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: 33.8%
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, Nillumbik Shire: +54 Information Technology, Nillumbik Shire: +54 Engineering and Related Technologies, Nillumbik Shire: -15 Architecture and Building, Nillumbik Shire: +308 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Nillumbik Shire: +80 Health, Nillumbik Shire: +212 Education, Nillumbik Shire: +126 Management and Commerce, Nillumbik Shire: +620 Society and Culture, Nillumbik Shire: +326 Creative Arts, Nillumbik Shire: +157 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Nillumbik Shire: -7 Mixed Field Programmes, Nillumbik Shire: +21 Not stated or inadequately described, Nillumbik Shire: -316 No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: -924
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 Nillumbik Shire shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,141 people or 12.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,874 people or 11.7%)
  • Society and Culture (2,478 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,493 people in total or 31.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.3% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (7.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.7% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Nillumbik Shire increased by 696 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Nillumbik Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+620 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+326 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+308 local labour force)
  • Health (+212 local labour force)

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