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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Greater Bendigo, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 City of Greater Bendigo;
  • 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 City of Greater Bendigo.

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, City of Greater Bendigo 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
City of Greater Bendigo - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6241.40.85471.30.3+77
Information Technology7081.60.96121.51.0+96
Engineering and Related Technologies4,4109.85.74,0389.65.5+372
Architecture and Building2,0354.51.81,6493.91.8+386
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9642.11.58512.00.9+113
Health4,79310.64.23,9429.33.2+851
Education3,1717.02.22,6566.31.6+515
Management and Commerce4,80210.79.84,1539.88.7+649
Society and Culture3,9748.84.53,1837.52.6+791
Creative Arts7791.72.86851.62.3+94
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,8334.15.21,5323.64.4+301
Mixed Field Programmes320.1--160.0--+16
Not stated or inadequately described1,2612.82.31,4093.33.1-148
No qualification15,67334.858.316,93240.164.6-1,259

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, Retail Trade: 0.8% Information Technology, Retail Trade: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 5.7% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 1.5% Health, Retail Trade: 4.2% Education, Retail Trade: 2.2% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 9.8% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 4.5% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 5.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 2.3% No qualification, Retail Trade: 58.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, All industries: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 9.8% Architecture and Building, All industries: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 2.1% Health, All industries: 10.6% Education, All industries: 7.0% Management and Commerce, All industries: 10.7% Society and Culture, All industries: 8.8% Creative Arts, All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 2.8% No qualification, All industries: 34.8%
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, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +77 Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +96 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +372 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +386 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +113 Health, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +851 Education, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +515 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +649 Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +791 Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +94 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +301 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -148 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -1,259
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:

  • Management and Commerce (4,802 people or 10.7%)
  • Health (4,793 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,410 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,005 people in total or 31.1% of the .

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce within City of Greater Bendigo employed 9.8% in Management and Commerce; 4.2% in Health; and 5.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Greater Bendigo and the Retail Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.8% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.8% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Greater Bendigo between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+851 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+791 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+649 local workers)
  • Education (+515 local workers)

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