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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Nillumbik Shire, there are more with Education 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 Nillumbik Shire;
  • 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 Nillumbik Shire.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Nillumbik Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2462.12.21941.72.1+52
Information Technology1291.12.7880.82.4+41
Engineering and Related Technologies1,0218.810.41,0489.110.7-27
Architecture and Building6505.64.16345.53.7+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2472.11.51651.41.5+82
Health7366.36.86845.96.1+52
Education1,18210.25.11,1199.75.2+63
Management and Commerce1,1089.513.59518.211.5+157
Society and Culture9538.27.87806.76.6+173
Creative Arts3673.22.83042.62.3+63
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4193.63.54393.83.0-20
Mixed Field Programmes50.00.030.00.0+2
Not stated or inadequately described3232.83.44353.84.0-112
No qualification4,23336.436.14,72540.840.8-492

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, Nillumbik Shire: 2.1% Information Technology, Nillumbik Shire: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Nillumbik Shire: 8.8% Architecture and Building, Nillumbik Shire: 5.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Nillumbik Shire: 2.1% Health, Nillumbik Shire: 6.3% Education, Nillumbik Shire: 10.2% Management and Commerce, Nillumbik Shire: 9.5% Society and Culture, Nillumbik Shire: 8.2% Creative Arts, Nillumbik Shire: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Nillumbik Shire: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Nillumbik Shire: 2.8% No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: 36.4%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +52 Information Technology, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +41 Engineering and Related Technologies, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -27 Architecture and Building, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +16 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +82 Health, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +52 Education, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +63 Management and Commerce, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +157 Society and Culture, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +173 Creative Arts, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +63 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -20 Mixed Field Programmes, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -112 No qualification, Nillumbik Shire - All industries: -492
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:

  • Education (1,182 people or 10.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,108 people or 9.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,021 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,311 people in total or 28.5% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 5.1% in Education; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.8% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Nillumbik Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+173 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+157 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+82 local workers)
  • Education (+63 local workers)

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