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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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 Sciences6347.34.85396.64.6+95
Information Technology2152.52.32012.52.2+14
Engineering and Related Technologies2793.22.62022.52.6+77
Architecture and Building610.70.8590.70.8+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies370.40.8310.40.8+6
Health4405.13.53694.53.0+71
Education3,02335.042.83,12538.443.5-102
Management and Commerce99511.59.581410.08.8+181
Society and Culture1,16813.512.31,11113.611.3+57
Creative Arts4825.64.34375.43.9+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services460.51.2570.71.1-11
Mixed Field Programmes70.10.1100.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described2112.42.32142.62.6-3
No qualification1,04712.112.797412.014.5+73

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 - Education and Training  : 4.8% Information Technology, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.6% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.8% Health, Victoria - Education and Training  : 3.5% Education, Victoria - Education and Training  : 42.8% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Education and Training  : 9.5% Society and Culture, Victoria - Education and Training  : 12.3% Creative Arts, Victoria - Education and Training  : 4.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Education and Training  : 1.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.3% No qualification, Victoria - Education and Training  : 12.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 7.3% Information Technology, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 3.2% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 0.4% Health, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 5.1% Education, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 35.0% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 11.5% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 13.5% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 5.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 0.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 2.4% No qualification, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: 12.1%
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 - Education and Training: +95 Information Technology, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +14 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +77 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +6 Health, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +71 Education, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: -102 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +181 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +57 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +45 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: -11 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: -3 No qualification, City of Boroondara - Education and Training: +73
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (3,023 people or 35.0%)
  • Society and Culture (1,168 people or 13.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (995 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,186 people in total or 60.0% of the resident workers (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 field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (7.3% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Health (5.1% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (35.0% compared to 42.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in the City of Boroondara increased by 502 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Boroondara were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+181 people)
  • Education (-102 people)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+95 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+77 people)

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