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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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 Sciences1934.04.81593.94.6+34
Information Technology1563.22.31483.62.2+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1402.92.61062.62.6+34
Architecture and Building290.60.8280.70.8+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies170.30.8230.60.8-6
Health1062.23.5872.13.0+19
Education1,91139.242.81,61339.443.5+298
Management and Commerce57511.89.543410.68.8+141
Society and Culture56911.712.33749.111.3+195
Creative Arts1252.64.3972.43.9+28
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services471.01.2541.31.1-7
Mixed Field Programmes80.20.190.20.1-1
Not stated or inadequately described1072.22.31243.02.6-17
No qualification88718.212.783520.414.5+52

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 - Education and Training  : 4.8% Information Technology, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.6% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.8% Health, Victoria - Education and Training  : 3.5% Education, Victoria - Education and Training  : 42.8% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Education and Training  : 9.5% Society and Culture, Victoria - Education and Training  : 12.3% Creative Arts, Victoria - Education and Training  : 4.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Education and Training  : 1.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Education and Training  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Education and Training  : 2.3% No qualification, Victoria - Education and Training  : 12.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 4.0% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 3.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 2.9% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 0.3% Health, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 2.2% Education, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 39.2% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 11.8% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 11.7% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 2.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 1.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 2.2% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 18.2%
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 - Education and Training: +34 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +34 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: -6 Health, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +19 Education, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +298 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +141 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +195 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +28 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: -7 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: -17 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +52
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (1,911 people or 39.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (575 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (569 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,055 people in total or 62.7% of the resident workers (Education and Training).

In comparison, Victoria employed 42.8% in Education; 9.5% in Management and Commerce; and 12.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (39.2% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Creative Arts (2.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Health (2.2% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in the City of Brimbank increased by 779 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Education (+298 people)
  • Society and Culture (+195 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+141 people)

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