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Local workers - Field of qualification - Other Services

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Other Services with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 - Other Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences130.61.380.41.2+5
Information Technology261.12.3271.42.1-1
Engineering and Related Technologies85136.26.561932.15.5+232
Architecture and Building281.21.5221.11.1+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies80.30.580.40.70
Health331.43.6191.02.7+14
Education301.31.3140.71.1+16
Management and Commerce1687.114.5954.910.9+73
Society and Culture1456.24.31176.12.6+28
Creative Arts241.02.7120.61.5+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services29212.44.226513.83.7+27
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described652.82.4965.04.1-31
No qualification66428.254.762432.462.7+40

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, Retail Trade: 1.3% Information Technology, Retail Trade: 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 6.5% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 1.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 0.5% Health, Retail Trade: 3.6% Education, Retail Trade: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 14.5% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 4.3% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Retail Trade: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 2.4% No qualification, Retail Trade: 54.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Other Services: 0.6% Information Technology, Other Services: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Other Services: 36.2% Architecture and Building, Other Services: 1.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Other Services: 0.3% Health, Other Services: 1.4% Education, Other Services: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Other Services: 7.1% Society and Culture, Other Services: 6.2% Creative Arts, Other Services: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Other Services: 12.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Other Services: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Other Services: 2.8% No qualification, Other Services: 28.2%
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 - Other Services: +5 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Other Services: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +232 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Other Services: 0 Health, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +14 Education, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +16 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +73 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +28 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +12 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +27 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Other Services: -31 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Other Services: +40
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 Other Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (851 people or 36.2%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (292 people or 12.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (168 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,311 people in total or 55.8% of the Other Services .

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce within City of Brimbank employed 6.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 4.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 14.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Other Services workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Retail Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (36.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (12.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (1.4% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+232 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+73 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+28 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+27 local workers)

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