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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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Brimbank - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1501.71.18761.50.6+274
Information Technology1,3422.01.69851.71.4+357
Engineering and Related Technologies8,42212.72.87,27112.52.2+1,151
Architecture and Building2,6504.00.62,0613.50.7+589
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4690.70.04450.80.1+24
Health4,4876.71.43,1365.40.7+1,351
Education3,8995.91.13,2355.61.0+664
Management and Commerce8,29312.59.85,96310.27.6+2,330
Society and Culture4,6697.03.43,4976.02.7+1,172
Creative Arts1,1611.71.28401.41.3+321
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0603.19.31,7253.09.2+335
Mixed Field Programmes820.10.3380.10.1+44
Not stated or inadequately described2,1053.21.72,6014.54.5-496
No qualification25,69938.765.825,53443.967.6+165

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, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.8% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 9.8% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.4% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 9.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.7% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 65.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.7% Information Technology, All industries: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 12.7% Architecture and Building, All industries: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 0.7% Health, All industries: 6.7% Education, All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, All industries: 12.5% Society and Culture, All industries: 7.0% Creative Arts, All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 3.2% No qualification, All industries: 38.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - All industries: +274 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - All industries: +357 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,151 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - All industries: +589 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +24 Health, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,351 Education, City of Brimbank - All industries: +664 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - All industries: +2,330 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,172 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - All industries: +321 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - All industries: +335 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - All industries: +44 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - All industries: -496 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: +165
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 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, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within City of Brimbank employed 2.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.8% in Management and Commerce; and 3.4% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (5.9% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,330 local workers)
  • Health (+1,351 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,172 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,151 local workers)

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