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Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Information Media and Telecommunications female 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 - Information Media and Telecommunications- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences31.42.342.02.6-1
Information Technology----1.6----1.8--
Engineering and Related Technologies31.42.463.02.9-3
Architecture and Building62.83.500.02.8+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies----0.4----0.7--
Health31.43.973.55.0-4
Education41.92.152.52.4-1
Management and Commerce3315.626.03115.523.1+2
Society and Culture178.019.82010.014.1-3
Creative Arts2712.73.7147.04.4+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services52.42.631.51.8+2
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described104.72.694.51.5+1
No qualification10147.629.010150.536.90

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: 2.3% Information Technology, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.4% Architecture and Building, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.4% Health, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.9% Education, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.1% Management and Commerce, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 26.0% Society and Culture, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 19.8% Creative Arts, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.6% No qualification, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 29.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.4% Architecture and Building, Information Media and Telecommunications: 2.8% Health, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.4% Education, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Information Media and Telecommunications: 15.6% Society and Culture, Information Media and Telecommunications: 8.0% Creative Arts, Information Media and Telecommunications: 12.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Information Media and Telecommunications: 2.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.7% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 47.6%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +6 Health, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -4 Education, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0
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 Information Media and Telecommunications female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (33 people or 15.6%)
  • Creative Arts (27 people or 12.7%)
  • Society and Culture (17 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 77 people in total or 36.3% of the Information Media and Telecommunications female .

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female workforce within City of Brimbank employed 26.0% in Management and Commerce; 3.7% in Creative Arts; and 19.8% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (12.7% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.0% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.6% compared to 26.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Health (1.4% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Creative Arts (+13 female local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+6 female local workers)
  • Health (-4 female local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-3 female local workers)

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