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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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%Financial and Insurance Services%Number%Financial and Insurance Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences611.02.3380.82.2+23
Information Technology1532.67.3881.78.1+65
Engineering and Related Technologies1923.23.81513.03.2+41
Architecture and Building370.60.6350.70.6+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies90.20.1140.30.2-5
Health941.61.0430.91.2+51
Education671.11.1420.80.9+25
Management and Commerce72312.140.252110.334.6+202
Society and Culture2083.56.51162.35.4+92
Creative Arts751.31.6681.41.5+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services81813.72.173114.52.4+87
Mixed Field Programmes160.30.0100.20.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1412.42.92424.83.3-101
No qualification3,38656.630.52,93858.336.2+448

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, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.3% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 7.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 3.8% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.1% Health, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.0% Education, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.1% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 40.2% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 6.5% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.9% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 30.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.0% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.2% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.2% Health, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Education, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.1% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.5% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.4% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 56.6%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +23 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +65 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +41 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Health, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +51 Education, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +25 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +202 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +92 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +87 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -101 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +448
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (818 people or 13.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (723 people or 12.1%)
  • Society and Culture (208 people or 3.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,749 people in total or 29.2% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Financial and Insurance Services employed 2.1% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 40.2% in Management and Commerce; and 6.5% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Brimbank and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (13.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 40.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Information Technology (2.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Brimbank increased by 943 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+202 people)
  • Society and Culture (+92 people)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+87 people)
  • Information Technology (+65 people)

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