City of Brimbank
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Brimbank||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||1,552||1.9||3.9||1,281||1.7||4.1||+271||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||8,487||10.6||12.0||8,345||10.9||12.0||+142||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||2,641||3.3||4.3||2,175||2.8||3.5||+466||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||388||0.5||0.9||386||0.5||0.7||+2||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||11,217||14.0||25.8||9,248||12.1||25.5||+1,969||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||5,654||7.1||10.1||4,332||5.7||8.6||+1,322||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||3,214||4.0||1.3||3,070||4.0||0.9||+144||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||128||0.2||0.0||58||0.1||0.1||+70||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||2,732||3.4||1.9||3,912||5.1||3.0||-1,180||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employed 25.8% in Management and Commerce; 12.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 10.1% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Brimbank and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 1.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (14.0% compared to 25.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (3.5% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.1% compared to 10.1%)
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)