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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Greater Bendigo 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 Greater Bendigo's resident workforce, 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 Greater Bendigo 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 Greater Bendigo, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Greater Bendigo 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6521.32.45411.22.2+111
Information Technology7471.53.16631.42.7+84
Engineering and Related Technologies4,92010.110.14,56710.010.4+353
Architecture and Building2,6485.44.62,2554.94.2+393
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0842.21.69212.01.5+163
Health4,89910.17.53,9778.76.7+922
Education3,4067.05.52,8056.15.0+601
Management and Commerce4,98910.315.04,3259.513.3+664
Society and Culture4,1538.58.93,2247.07.7+929
Creative Arts8101.73.27091.62.7+101
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9514.03.61,6563.63.5+295
Mixed Field Programmes340.10.1160.00.0+18
Not stated or inadequately described1,3902.92.91,5723.43.8-182
No qualification16,98034.931.518,50840.536.4-1,528

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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 : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 10.1% Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 2.2% Health, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 10.1% Education, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 7.0% Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 10.3% Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 8.5% Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: 34.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +111 Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +84 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +353 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +393 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +163 Health, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +922 Education, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +601 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +664 Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +929 Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +101 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +295 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +18 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -182 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -1,528
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 field of qualifications in the City of Greater Bendigo shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,989 people or 10.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,920 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (4,899 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,808 people in total or 30.4% of the resident workers .

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

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (10.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (1.5% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo increased by 2,924 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Greater Bendigo were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+929 people)
  • Health (+922 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+664 people)
  • Education (+601 people)

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