City of Ballarat

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Ballarat.

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 the City of Ballarat;
  • 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 the City of Ballarat.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Ballarat - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences8511.572.606521.422.37+199
Information Technology1,0521.943.857931.733.14+259
Engineering and Related Technologies4,6318.579.674,1028.9510.06+529
Architecture and Building2,2494.164.611,8263.984.57+423
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9171.691.536951.511.56+222
Management and Commerce6,48112.0015.865,65512.3514.97+826
Society and Culture5,42710.059.604,0538.858.93+1,374
Creative Arts1,4932.763.551,0582.313.17+435
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,1714.023.521,8504.043.58+321
Mixed Field Programmes370.060.06400.080.08-3
Not stated or inadequately described1,4632.703.061,2892.812.93+174
No qualification17,06131.6027.7715,75934.4131.57+1,302
Total Persons53,988100.00100.0045,785100.00100.00+8,203

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,481 people or 12.0%)
  • Health (6,237 people or 11.6%)
  • Society and Culture (5,427 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,145 people in total or33.6% of All industries.

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.5% in Health and 9.6% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.9% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.3% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Ballarat between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+1,407.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,374.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+826.00 local workers)
  • Education (+735.00 local workers)

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