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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more 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 - All industries- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences5752.12.64021.62.3+173
Information Technology2701.01.42250.91.3+45
Engineering and Related Technologies4251.51.63511.41.4+74
Architecture and Building1850.70.91220.50.8+63
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1070.40.9900.40.8+17
Health3,34211.912.02,3329.510.9+1,010
Education2,99610.78.72,47010.17.9+526
Management and Commerce4,04614.416.92,95312.015.2+1,093
Society and Culture3,27111.712.82,44810.011.1+823
Creative Arts5572.03.74081.73.2+149
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1474.14.59253.84.3+222
Mixed Field Programmes410.10.1180.10.0+23
Not stated or inadequately described7692.72.79543.93.5-185
No qualification10,31236.831.210,85844.237.2-546

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: 2.6% Information Technology, Victoria: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 1.6% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 0.9% Health, Victoria: 12.0% Education, Victoria: 8.7% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 16.9% Society and Culture, Victoria: 12.8% Creative Arts, Victoria: 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.7% No qualification, Victoria: 31.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Information Technology, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Health, City of Brimbank: 11.9% Education, City of Brimbank: 10.7% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank: 14.4% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 2.7% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 36.8%
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 - All industries: +173 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - All industries: +45 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +74 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - All industries: +63 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - All industries: +17 Health, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,010 Education, City of Brimbank - All industries: +526 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,093 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - All industries: +823 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - All industries: +149 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - All industries: +222 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - All industries: +23 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - All industries: -185 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: -546
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 female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,046 people or 14.4%)
  • Health (3,342 people or 11.9%)
  • Society and Culture (3,271 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,659 people in total or 38.0% of the female .

In comparison, Victoria employed 16.9% in Management and Commerce; 12.0% in Health; and 12.8% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (14.4% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (2.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.7% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,093 female local workers)
  • Health (+1,010 female local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+823 female local workers)
  • Education (+526 female local workers)

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