City of Brimbank
Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance
Health is the most common qualification for Health Care and Social Assistance 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||170||2.19||2.66||94||1.55||2.99||+76|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||128||1.64||14.06||95||1.57||12.58||+33|
|Architecture and Building||18||0.23||4.84||21||0.34||4.68||-3|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||16||0.20||0.63||10||0.16||0.29||+6|
|Management and Commerce||524||6.75||21.47||354||5.87||20.04||+170|
|Society and Culture||1,630||21.01||12.46||1,253||20.78||11.77||+377|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||142||1.83||1.70||114||1.89||1.53||+28|
|Mixed Field Programmes||11||0.14||0||3||0.04||0||+8|
|Not stated or inadequately described||161||2.07||2.18||195||3.23||2.70||-34|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Health (3,387 people or 43.7%)
- Society and Culture (1,630 people or 21.0%)
- Management and Commerce (524 people or 6.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 5,541 people in total or71.4% of Health Care and Social Assistance.
In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in City of Brimbank employed 2.8% in Health; 12.5% in Society and Culture and 21.5% in Management and Commerce.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 Health (43.7% compared to 2.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.8% compared to 21.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (1.6% compared to 14.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (21.0% compared to 12.5%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Health (+975.00 local workers)
- Society and Culture (+377.00 local workers)
- Management and Commerce (+170.00 local workers)
- Education (+127.00 local workers)