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Local workers - Field of qualification - Construction

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Construction with Architecture and Building 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 - Construction20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences340.62.7160.33.0+18
Information Technology430.77.0270.66.4+16
Engineering and Related Technologies1,11419.214.189418.612.6+220
Architecture and Building1,52226.24.81,11923.34.7+403
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies731.30.6871.80.3-14
Health711.22.8280.63.1+43
Education300.51.4150.31.5+15
Management and Commerce4247.321.52565.320.0+168
Society and Culture1182.012.5621.311.8+56
Creative Arts591.04.6440.94.5+15
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services791.41.7651.41.5+14
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described1743.02.22244.72.7-50
No qualification2,06835.624.21,97041.027.8+98

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, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.7% Information Technology, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 14.1% Architecture and Building, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.6% Health, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.8% Education, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.4% Management and Commerce, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 21.5% Society and Culture, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 12.5% Creative Arts, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Not stated or inadequately described, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.2% No qualification, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 24.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Construction: 0.6% Information Technology, Construction: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Construction: 19.2% Architecture and Building, Construction: 26.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Construction: 1.3% Health, Construction: 1.2% Education, Construction: 0.5% Management and Commerce, Construction: 7.3% Society and Culture, Construction: 2.0% Creative Arts, Construction: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Construction: 1.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Construction: 3.0% No qualification, Construction: 35.6%
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 - Construction: +18 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Construction: +16 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Construction: +220 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Construction: +403 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Construction: -14 Health, City of Brimbank - Construction: +43 Education, City of Brimbank - Construction: +15 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Construction: +168 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Construction: +56 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Construction: +15 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Construction: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Construction: -50 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Construction: +98
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 Construction shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Architecture and Building (1,522 people or 26.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,114 people or 19.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (424 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,060 people in total or 52.7% of the Construction .

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce within City of Brimbank employed 4.8% in Architecture and Building; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 21.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Construction workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (26.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.3% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.7% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Architecture and Building (+403 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+220 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+168 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+56 local workers)

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