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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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 female 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 - Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences192.04.6181.53.9+1
Information Technology171.74.9231.95.0-6
Engineering and Related Technologies232.42.9231.92.80
Architecture and Building40.42.9110.92.3-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies30.31.140.31.2-1
Health353.62.6201.72.1+15
Education212.21.7171.41.7+4
Management and Commerce23524.231.625020.832.2-15
Society and Culture525.315.8423.512.7+10
Creative Arts333.45.1312.63.8+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services414.21.9473.91.2-6
Mixed Field Programmes80.80.000.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described121.22.1544.52.8-42
No qualification46948.322.866455.128.3-195

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 4.6% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 4.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.9% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.1% Health, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.6% Education, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.7% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 31.6% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 15.8% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 5.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.1% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 22.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 2.0% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 2.4% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 0.3% Health, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 3.6% Education, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 2.2% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 24.2% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 5.3% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 3.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 0.8% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 1.2% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 48.3%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +1 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -6 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: 0 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -1 Health, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +15 Education, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +4 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -15 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +10 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -6 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -42 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -195
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 female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (235 people or 24.2%)
  • Society and Culture (52 people or 5.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (41 people or 4.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 328 people in total or 33.7% of the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employed 31.6% in Management and Commerce; 15.8% in Society and Culture; and 1.9% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (5.3% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (24.2% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Information Technology (1.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (2.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Brimbank decreased by 232 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank.

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