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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 Sciences3,3194.02.43,0463.82.2+273
Information Technology3,4294.23.13,1343.92.7+295
Engineering and Related Technologies6,0387.310.15,9247.410.4+114
Architecture and Building2,6223.24.62,4373.04.2+185
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6730.81.66140.81.5+59
Health9,08011.07.58,45310.56.7+627
Education4,5375.55.54,7305.95.0-193
Management and Commerce18,70222.715.016,93021.113.3+1,772
Society and Culture9,31911.38.98,85611.07.7+463
Creative Arts3,6064.43.23,1764.02.7+430
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7122.13.61,6792.13.5+33
Mixed Field Programmes510.10.1370.00.0+14
Not stated or inadequately described1,9072.32.92,4883.13.8-581
No qualification17,25221.031.518,79923.436.4-1,547

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 : 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria : 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria : 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria : 1.6% Health, Victoria : 7.5% Education, Victoria : 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria : 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria : 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria : 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria : 2.9% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara - All industries: 4.0% Information Technology, City of Boroondara - All industries: 4.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - All industries: 7.3% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - All industries: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - All industries: 0.8% Health, City of Boroondara - All industries: 11.0% Education, City of Boroondara - All industries: 5.5% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - All industries: 22.7% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - All industries: 11.3% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - All industries: 4.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - All industries: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: 21.0%
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 - All industries: +273 Information Technology, City of Boroondara - All industries: +295 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - All industries: +114 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - All industries: +185 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - All industries: +59 Health, City of Boroondara - All industries: +627 Education, City of Boroondara - All industries: -193 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - All industries: +1,772 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - All industries: +463 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - All industries: +430 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - All industries: +33 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - All industries: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - All industries: -581 No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: -1,547
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 were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (18,702 people or 22.7%)
  • Society and Culture (9,319 people or 11.3%)
  • Health (9,080 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 37,101 people in total or 45.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (22.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (11.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (11.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.3% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Boroondara increased by 1,944 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,772 people)
  • Health (+627 people)
  • Society and Culture (+463 people)
  • Creative Arts (+430 people)

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