Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cardinia Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesNumber%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences190.84.7100.53.6+9
Information Technology452.09.5140.87.8+31
Engineering and Related Technologies39117.111.029316.110.6+98
Architecture and Building431.94.9412.33.9+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies311.41.7311.71.3--
Health411.84.7221.24.6+19
Education301.32.1231.32.4+7
Management and Commerce27712.123.21287.020.6+149
Society and Culture773.49.2351.98.0+42
Creative Arts170.73.4191.03.9-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services873.81.5553.01.1+32
Mixed Field Programmes00030.20.2-3
Not stated or inadequately described954.11.6975.32.7-2
No qualification1,14049.722.41,04957.629.3+91
Total Persons2,293100.0100.01,820100.0100.0+473

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Cardinia Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (391 people or 17.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (277 people or 12.1%)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (95 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 763 people in total or 33.3% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Cardinia Shire employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 23.2% in Management and Commerce and 1.6% in Not stated or inadequately described.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of Cardinia Shire and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Information Technology (2.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (17.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Society and Culture (3.4% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in Cardinia Shire increased by 473 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+149 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+98 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+42 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+32 resident workers)

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