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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Alpine Shire, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Alpine 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 Alpine Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Alpine Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Alpine Shire - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences721.62.4691.52.2+3
Information Technology420.93.1360.82.7+6
Engineering and Related Technologies53011.510.149110.410.3+39
Architecture and Building2004.34.61813.84.2+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2074.51.61954.11.5+12
Health3647.97.53226.86.7+42
Education3257.05.53086.55.0+17
Management and Commerce4028.715.03758.013.3+27
Society and Culture2826.18.92154.67.7+67
Creative Arts962.13.2711.52.7+25
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2425.23.62986.33.5-56
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described1503.32.91743.73.8-24
No qualification1,70336.931.61,97942.036.4-276

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Victoria: 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.6% Health, Victoria: 7.5% Education, Victoria: 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria: 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.9% No qualification, Victoria: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Alpine Shire: 1.6% Information Technology, Alpine Shire: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Alpine Shire: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Alpine Shire: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Alpine Shire: 4.5% Health, Alpine Shire: 7.9% Education, Alpine Shire: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Alpine Shire: 8.7% Society and Culture, Alpine Shire: 6.1% Creative Arts, Alpine Shire: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Alpine Shire: 5.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Alpine Shire: 3.3% No qualification, Alpine Shire: 36.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Alpine Shire - All industries: +3 Information Technology, Alpine Shire - All industries: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Alpine Shire - All industries: +39 Architecture and Building, Alpine Shire - All industries: +19 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Alpine Shire - All industries: +12 Health, Alpine Shire - All industries: +42 Education, Alpine Shire - All industries: +17 Management and Commerce, Alpine Shire - All industries: +27 Society and Culture, Alpine Shire - All industries: +67 Creative Arts, Alpine Shire - All industries: +25 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Alpine Shire - All industries: -56 Not stated or inadequately described, Alpine Shire - All industries: -24 No qualification, Alpine Shire - All industries: -276
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (530 people or 11.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (402 people or 8.7%)
  • Health (364 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,296 people in total or 28.1% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.0% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.9% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Alpine Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+67 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-56 local workers)
  • Health (+42 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+39 local workers)

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