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Local workers - Field of qualification - Education and Training

Within the City of Greater Bendigo, there are more Education and Training with Education 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 - Education and Training20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences942.34.81183.04.6-24
Information Technology471.12.3531.32.2-6
Engineering and Related Technologies721.72.6812.12.6-9
Architecture and Building350.80.8350.90.80
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies390.90.8240.60.8+15
Health1894.63.61704.33.0+19
Education2,17952.742.81,90448.343.5+275
Management and Commerce2796.79.53097.88.9-30
Society and Culture4079.812.33729.411.3+35
Creative Arts912.24.3932.43.9-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services521.31.2461.21.1+6
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.180.20.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described982.42.31042.62.6-6
No qualification54813.312.762815.914.5-80

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: 4.8% Information Technology, Victoria: 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 2.6% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 0.8% Health, Victoria: 3.6% Education, Victoria: 42.8% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 9.5% Society and Culture, Victoria: 12.3% Creative Arts, Victoria: 4.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 1.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.3% No qualification, Victoria: 12.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.7% Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.9% Health, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.6% Education, City of Greater Bendigo: 52.7% Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.7% Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo: 9.8% Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.4% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: 13.3%
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 - Education and Training: -24 Information Technology, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -6 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -9 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: +15 Health, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: +19 Education, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: +275 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -30 Society and Culture, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: +35 Creative Arts, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -6 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - Education and Training: -80
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 Education and Training shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Education (2,179 people or 52.7%)
  • Society and Culture (407 people or 9.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (279 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,865 people in total or 69.3% of the Education and Training .

In comparison, Victoria employed 42.8% in Education; 12.3% in Society and Culture; and 9.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Education and Training workforce in the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (52.7% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (2.3% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.8% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education (+275 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+35 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-30 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (-24 local workers)

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