City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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

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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 Sciences1473.94.71534.14.9-6
Information Technology52213.811.451013.710.1+12
Engineering and Related Technologies45412.011.144712.011.7+7
Architecture and Building1634.35.71293.55.1+34
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies330.91.1250.71.1+8
Health621.62.9581.62.7+4
Education411.11.6441.21.7-3
Management and Commerce97825.824.794825.523.5+30
Society and Culture38210.112.43188.612.0+64
Creative Arts1694.55.91373.75.1+32
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services501.30.8350.90.8+15
Mixed Field Programmes000.030.10.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described731.92.01103.02.3-37
No qualification71118.815.579721.518.8-86
Total Persons3,785100.0100.03,714100.0100.0+71

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (978 people or 25.8%)
  • Information Technology (522 people or 13.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (454 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,954 people in total or 51.6% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, Victoria employed 24.7% in Management and Commerce; 11.4% in Information Technology and 11.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Information Technology (13.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Society and Culture (10.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Creative Arts (4.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (4.3% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Brimbank increased by 71 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+64 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-37 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+34 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+32 resident workers)

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