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Local workers - Field of qualification - Manufacturing

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Manufacturing 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 - Manufacturing20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2873.01.12922.61.8-5
Information Technology2092.25.71671.52.9+42
Engineering and Related Technologies2,33624.417.92,66423.813.4-328
Architecture and Building2752.91.33753.30.7-100
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies430.4--500.4---7
Health971.01.8790.72.0+18
Education730.80.5830.71.5-10
Management and Commerce1,22312.813.71,0929.710.7+131
Society and Culture2422.54.41941.77.2+48
Creative Arts1631.78.81431.36.6+20
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2372.51.12091.92.0+28
Mixed Field Programmes120.1--90.1--+3
Not stated or inadequately described2302.44.25024.54.4-272
No qualification4,16143.439.45,35447.746.9-1,193

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, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.1% Information Technology, Information Media and Telecommunications: 5.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 17.9% Architecture and Building, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.3% Health, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.8% Education, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.5% Management and Commerce, Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.7% Society and Culture, Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.4% Creative Arts, Information Media and Telecommunications: 8.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.2% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 39.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Manufacturing: 3.0% Information Technology, Manufacturing: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Manufacturing: 24.4% Architecture and Building, Manufacturing: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Manufacturing: 0.4% Health, Manufacturing: 1.0% Education, Manufacturing: 0.8% Management and Commerce, Manufacturing: 12.8% Society and Culture, Manufacturing: 2.5% Creative Arts, Manufacturing: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Manufacturing: 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Manufacturing: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Manufacturing: 2.4% No qualification, Manufacturing: 43.4%
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 - Manufacturing: -5 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +42 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -328 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -100 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -7 Health, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +18 Education, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -10 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +131 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +48 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +20 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +28 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -272 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing: -1,193
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 Manufacturing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,336 people or 24.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,223 people or 12.8%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (287 people or 3.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,846 people in total or 40.1% of the Manufacturing .

In comparison, the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank employed 17.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.7% in Management and Commerce; and 1.1% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (24.4% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (3.0% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.2% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-328 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+131 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-100 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+48 local workers)

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