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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 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 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
City of Greater Bendigo 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences5261.12.24531.12.0+73
Information Technology6581.42.75131.32.4+145
Engineering and Related Technologies4,56410.010.44,12410.110.6+440
Architecture and Building2,2544.94.21,8944.63.8+360
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9082.01.58262.01.5+82
Health3,9858.76.73,2167.96.0+769
Education2,8116.15.02,4896.15.0+322
Management and Commerce4,3539.513.33,2838.011.2+1,070
Society and Culture3,2517.17.72,2545.56.5+997
Creative Arts7001.52.75581.42.3+142
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,6473.63.51,4153.53.0+232
Mixed Field Programmes40.00.060.00.0-2
Not stated or inadequately described1,5683.43.81,7394.24.5-171
No qualification18,51440.536.418,19344.441.2+321

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 Greater Bendigo: 1.1% Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo: 10.0% Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.0% Health, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.7% Education, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.1% Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo: 9.5% Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.1% Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.4% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: 40.5%
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 Greater Bendigo: +73 Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo: +145 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo: +440 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo: +360 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo: +82 Health, City of Greater Bendigo: +769 Education, City of Greater Bendigo: +322 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo: +1,070 Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo: +997 Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo: +142 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +232 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo: -171 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: +321
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 Greater Bendigo shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,564 people or 10.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,353 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (3,985 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,902 people in total or 28.2% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.3% in Management and Commerce; and 6.7% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (8.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (9.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Information Technology (1.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (1.5% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Greater Bendigo increased by 4,780 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 Greater Bendigo were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,070 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+997 local labour force)
  • Health (+769 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+440 local labour force)

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