City of Brimbank

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Brimbank.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the City of Brimbank;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the City of Brimbank.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Brimbank - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,4811.892.601,1501.722.37+331
Information Technology2,1272.723.851,3422.013.14+785
Engineering and Related Technologies9,44612.099.678,42212.6610.06+1,024
Architecture and Building3,3344.264.612,6503.984.57+684
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5360.681.534690.701.56+67
Management and Commerce10,14512.9915.868,29312.4714.97+1,852
Society and Culture5,8327.469.604,6697.028.93+1,163
Creative Arts1,5201.943.551,1611.743.17+359
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,6623.403.522,0603.093.58+602
Mixed Field Programmes450.050.06820.120.08-37
Not stated or inadequately described2,5843.303.062,1053.162.93+479
No qualification27,07934.6727.7725,69938.6531.57+1,380
Total Persons78,090100.00100.0066,488100.00100.00+11,602

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,145 people or 13.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9,446 people or 12.1%)
  • Health (6,615 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,206 people in total or33.6% of All industries.

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.9% in Management and Commerce; 9.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.0% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.9% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Brimbank between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+2,128.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,852.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,163.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,024.00 local workers)

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