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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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham'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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham, 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 Wyndham 20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3881.82.28381.62.0+550
Information Technology3,3694.42.71,2432.32.4+2,126
Engineering and Related Technologies9,45812.210.47,07613.210.6+2,382
Architecture and Building2,6503.44.21,8113.43.8+839
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6650.91.55050.91.5+160
Health3,7654.96.72,2664.26.0+1,499
Education2,5843.35.01,6963.25.0+888
Management and Commerce10,96814.213.35,58010.411.2+5,388
Society and Culture4,7886.27.72,5244.76.5+2,264
Creative Arts1,2591.62.76791.32.3+580
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,8053.63.51,6543.13.0+1,151
Mixed Field Programmes270.00.0220.00.0+5
Not stated or inadequately described3,0493.93.82,5634.84.5+486
No qualification30,47339.436.425,06846.841.2+5,405

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, 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, City of Wyndham: 1.8% Information Technology, City of Wyndham: 4.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham: 12.2% Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham: 0.9% Health, City of Wyndham: 4.9% Education, City of Wyndham: 3.3% Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham: 14.2% Society and Culture, City of Wyndham: 6.2% Creative Arts, City of Wyndham: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham: 3.9% No qualification, City of Wyndham: 39.4%
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 Wyndham: +550 Information Technology, City of Wyndham: +2,126 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham: +2,382 Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham: +839 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham: +160 Health, City of Wyndham: +1,499 Education, City of Wyndham: +888 Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham: +5,388 Society and Culture, City of Wyndham: +2,264 Creative Arts, City of Wyndham: +580 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham: +1,151 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham: +486 No qualification, City of Wyndham: +5,405
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 Wyndham shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,968 people or 14.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9,458 people or 12.2%)
  • Society and Culture (4,788 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,214 people in total or 32.6% 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 the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (4.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (3.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Wyndham increased by 23,723 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 Wyndham were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+5,388 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2,382 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+2,264 local labour force)
  • Information Technology (+2,126 local labour force)

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