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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Boroondara, 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 Boroondara;
  • 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 Boroondara.

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 Boroondara 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 Boroondara - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,3953.42.42,0093.02.2+386
Information Technology3,2334.53.12,7734.12.7+460
Engineering and Related Technologies4,3236.110.14,3486.510.3-25
Architecture and Building2,6843.84.62,2913.44.2+393
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7021.01.66080.91.5+94
Health6,0748.57.55,2577.86.7+817
Education5,3717.55.55,0307.55.0+341
Management and Commerce14,76220.715.012,84519.113.3+1,917
Society and Culture7,11710.08.96,2139.27.7+904
Creative Arts3,3384.73.22,8654.32.7+473
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3743.33.62,2203.33.5+154
Mixed Field Programmes560.10.1360.10.0+20
Not stated or inadequately described1,8102.52.92,1553.23.8-345
No qualification17,14124.031.618,69227.836.4-1,551

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: 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: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Information Technology, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Health, City of Boroondara: 8.5% Education, City of Boroondara: 7.5% Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara: 20.7% Society and Culture, City of Boroondara: 10.0% Creative Arts, City of Boroondara: 4.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara: 2.5% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 24.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Boroondara - All industries: +386 Information Technology, City of Boroondara - All industries: +460 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Boroondara - All industries: -25 Architecture and Building, City of Boroondara - All industries: +393 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Boroondara - All industries: +94 Health, City of Boroondara - All industries: +817 Education, City of Boroondara - All industries: +341 Management and Commerce, City of Boroondara - All industries: +1,917 Society and Culture, City of Boroondara - All industries: +904 Creative Arts, City of Boroondara - All industries: +473 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Boroondara - All industries: +154 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Boroondara - All industries: +20 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Boroondara - All industries: -345 No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: -1,551
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 (14,762 people or 20.7%)
  • Society and Culture (7,117 people or 10.0%)
  • Health (6,074 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,953 people in total or 39.2% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (20.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (4.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.1% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,917 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+904 local workers)
  • Health (+817 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+473 local workers)

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