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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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 Brimbank 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 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
Health3,8874.97.52,9583.96.7+929
Education2,9973.75.52,4453.25.0+552
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

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 Brimbank - All industries: 1.9% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - All industries: 3.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - All industries: 10.6% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - All industries: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - All industries: 0.5% Health, City of Brimbank - All industries: 4.9% Education, City of Brimbank - All industries: 3.7% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - All industries: 14.0% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - All industries: 7.1% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - All industries: 3.4% No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: 41.0%
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 Brimbank - All industries: +271 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - All industries: +273 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +142 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - All industries: +466 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +2 Health, City of Brimbank - All industries: +929 Education, City of Brimbank - All industries: +552 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,969 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,322 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - All industries: +272 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - All industries: +144 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - All industries: +70 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - All industries: -1,180 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: -1,563
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 Brimbank shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Brimbank increased by 3,669 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 Brimbank were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,969 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,322 people)
  • Health (+929 people)
  • Education (+552 people)

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