City of Brimbank
Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
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|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||50||2.66||4.70||41||2.99||4.86||+9|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||264||14.06||11.05||172||12.58||11.64||+92|
|Architecture and Building||91||4.84||5.72||64||4.68||5.07||+27|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||12||0.63||1.07||4||0.29||1.13||+8|
|Management and Commerce||403||21.47||24.75||274||20.04||23.49||+129|
|Society and Culture||234||12.46||12.40||161||11.77||12.05||+73|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||32||1.70||0.84||21||1.53||0.80||+11|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.03||--||0||0.01||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||41||2.18||1.95||37||2.70||2.28||+4|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Management and Commerce (403 people or 21.5%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (264 people or 14.1%)
- Society and Culture (234 people or 12.5%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 901 people in total or48.0% of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
In comparison, Victoria employed 24.8% in Management and Commerce; 11.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 12.4% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in City of Brimbank and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (7.0% compared to 11.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.5% compared to 24.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.1% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (2.7% compared to 4.7%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Management and Commerce (+129.00 local workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (+92.00 local workers)
- Society and Culture (+73.00 local workers)
- Information Technology (+43.00 local workers)