City of Brimbank

Local workers - Field of qualification - Manufacturing

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for Manufacturing 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 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, the 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 - Manufacturing 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesNumber%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2872.992.662922.602.99-5
Information Technology2092.176.971671.486.43+42
Engineering and Related Technologies2,33624.3614.062,66423.7512.58-328
Architecture and Building2752.864.843753.344.68-100
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies430.440.63500.440.29-7
Health971.012.82790.703.07+18
Education730.761.38830.741.53-10
Management and Commerce1,22312.7521.471,0929.7320.04+131
Society and Culture2422.5212.461941.7311.77+48
Creative Arts1631.704.581431.274.53+20
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2372.471.702091.861.53+28
Mixed Field Programmes120.12090.080+3
Not stated or inadequately described2302.392.185024.472.70-272
No qualification4,16143.3924.185,35447.7427.79-1,193
Total Persons9,588100.00100.0011,213100.00100.00-1,625

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

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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 or40.1% of Manufacturing.

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in City of Brimbank employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 21.5% in Management and Commerce and 2.7% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (24.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.2% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+131.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+48.00 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+42.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+28.00 local workers)

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