City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Brimbank - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,5521.92.41,2811.72.2+271
Information Technology2,8263.53.12,5533.32.7+273
Engineering and Related Technologies8,48710.610.18,34510.910.4+142
Architecture and Building2,6413.34.62,1752.84.2+466
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3880.51.63860.51.5+2
Management and Commerce11,21714.015.09,24812.113.3+1,969
Society and Culture5,6547.18.94,3325.77.7+1,322
Creative Arts1,4801.83.21,2081.62.7+272
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,2144.03.63,0704.03.5+144
Mixed Field Programmes1280.20.1580.10.0+70
Not stated or inadequately described2,7323.42.93,9125.13.8-1,180
No qualification32,83841.031.534,40145.036.4-1,563
Total Persons80,041100.0100.076,372100.0100.0+3,669

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Brimbank shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (11,217 people or 14.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,487 people or 10.6%)
  • Society and Culture (5,654 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,358 people in total or 31.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (3.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brimbank increased by 3,669 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,969 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,322 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-1,180 resident workers)
  • Health (+929 resident workers)

City of Brimbank

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