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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Cardinia Shire than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Cardinia Shire's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Cardinia Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Cardinia Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cardinia Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Information Media and Telecommunications%Number%Information Media and Telecommunications%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6471.40.94081.10.7+239
Information Technology8241.810.55061.45.9+318
Engineering and Related Technologies5,55012.317.24,59912.719.2+951
Architecture and Building2,8846.40.52,0555.71.5+829
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8872.01.17112.00.7+176
Health2,7806.21.31,9305.30.7+850
Education2,4425.42.71,6584.62.6+784
Management and Commerce5,14411.412.53,4399.511.8+1,705
Society and Culture3,5657.94.92,3026.45.4+1,263
Creative Arts7891.810.55401.58.7+249
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,8344.13.11,3663.82.6+468
Mixed Field Programmes230.10.0220.10.0+1
Not stated or inadequately described1,2912.92.71,3053.62.6-14
No qualification16,28836.232.215,40842.537.7+880

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.9% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 10.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 17.2% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 1.1% Health, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 1.3% Education, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 2.7% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 12.5% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 4.9% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 10.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 2.7% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 32.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 12.3% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 6.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 2.0% Health, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 6.2% Education, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 5.4% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 11.4% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 7.9% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 36.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +239 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +318 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +951 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +829 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +176 Health, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +850 Education, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +784 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +1,705 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +1,263 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +249 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +468 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - All industries: -14 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +880
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 field of qualifications in Cardinia Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,550 people or 12.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,144 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (3,565 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,259 people in total or 31.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Information Media and Telecommunications employed 17.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.5% in Management and Commerce; and 4.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Cardinia Shire and Information Media and Telecommunications were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (6.4% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (1.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Cardinia Shire increased by 8,699 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,705 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,263 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+951 people)
  • Health (+850 people)

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