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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Boroondara 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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara 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 Boroondara, 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 Boroondara 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences206.61.5197.41.1+1
Information Technology31.00.6103.90.5-7
Engineering and Related Technologies175.68.4166.27.1+1
Architecture and Building00.02.331.21.8-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3310.917.32911.215.0+4
Health134.32.6176.62.6-4
Education155.02.5124.72.5+3
Management and Commerce8126.76.65320.55.1+28
Society and Culture3611.92.8228.52.1+14
Creative Arts62.00.993.50.7-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services31.02.041.61.8-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described31.03.441.63.8-1
No qualification7324.149.06023.355.8+13

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.5% Information Technology, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 8.4% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 17.3% Health, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.6% Education, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.6% Society and Culture, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% Creative Arts, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.4% No qualification, Victoria - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 49.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.6% Information Technology, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.6% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 10.9% Health, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.3% Education, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.0% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 26.7% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.9% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.0% No qualification, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 24.1%
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 Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Information Technology, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Health, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -4 Education, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +28 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +14 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 No qualification, City of Boroondara - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +13
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 Boroondara shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (81 people or 26.7%)
  • Society and Culture (36 people or 11.9%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (33 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 150 people in total or 49.5% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Victoria employed 6.6% in Management and Commerce; 2.8% in Society and Culture; and 17.3% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Management and Commerce (26.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Society and Culture (11.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (6.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10.9% compared to 17.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the City of Boroondara increased by 45 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Boroondara.

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