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Local workers - Field of qualification - Wholesale Trade

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Wholesale Trade with Management and Commerce 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 - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences661.82.5471.12.0+19
Information Technology1103.03.7922.13.4+18
Engineering and Related Technologies59315.913.856112.912.4+32
Architecture and Building832.21.9771.81.6+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies340.91.7330.81.7+1
Health431.22.2471.11.6-4
Education350.91.3410.91.2-6
Management and Commerce82322.121.575017.218.0+73
Society and Culture992.73.71002.33.2-1
Creative Arts752.03.1741.72.8+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services882.42.61313.02.8-43
Mixed Field Programmes80.20.100.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described872.32.31563.63.4-69
No qualification1,57642.439.62,24751.645.9-671

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: 2.5% Information Technology, Victoria: 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.7% Health, Victoria: 2.2% Education, Victoria: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 21.5% Society and Culture, Victoria: 3.7% Creative Arts, Victoria: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.3% No qualification, Victoria: 39.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Information Technology, City of Brimbank: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: 15.9% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Health, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Education, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: 22.1% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 2.3% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 42.4%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +19 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +32 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +1 Health, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -4 Education, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -6 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +73 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -1 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -43 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -69 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -671
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 Wholesale Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (823 people or 22.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (593 people or 15.9%)
  • Information Technology (110 people or 3.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,526 people in total or 41.0% of the Wholesale Trade .

In comparison, Victoria employed 21.5% in Management and Commerce; 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 3.7% in Information Technology.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.9% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (2.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (1.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+73 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-43 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+32 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+19 local workers)

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