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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 City of Brimbank.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Brimbank - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1501.72.4
Information Technology1,3422.03.1
Engineering and Related Technologies8,42212.710.1
Architecture and Building2,6504.04.6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4690.71.6
Health4,4876.77.5
Education3,8995.95.5
Management and Commerce8,29312.515.0
Society and Culture4,6697.08.9
Creative Arts1,1611.73.2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0603.13.6
Mixed Field Programmes820.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described2,1053.22.9
No qualification25,69938.731.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Victoria: 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.6% Health, Victoria: 7.5% Education, Victoria: 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria: 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.9% No qualification, Victoria: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Information Technology, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: 12.7% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Health, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Education, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: 12.5% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 3.2% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 38.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,422 people or 12.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (8,293 people or 12.5%)
  • Society and Culture (4,669 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21,384 people in total or 32.2% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.0% in Management and Commerce; and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.7% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 3.2%)

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