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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Mining) 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%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences31.55.932.06.90
Information Technology52.62.200.01.3+5
Engineering and Related Technologies5930.135.95435.334.1+5
Architecture and Building73.64.395.94.0-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies31.51.700.01.6+3
Health42.01.600.01.7+4
Education00.01.032.00.6-3
Management and Commerce189.212.642.611.7+14
Society and Culture84.13.300.02.6+8
Creative Arts00.00.700.00.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services63.11.332.01.5+3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described84.13.0117.23.3-3
No qualification7538.326.46643.129.9+9

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, Victoria - Mining  : 5.9% Information Technology, Victoria - Mining  : 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Mining  : 35.9% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Mining  : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Mining  : 1.7% Health, Victoria - Mining  : 1.6% Education, Victoria - Mining  : 1.0% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Mining  : 12.6% Society and Culture, Victoria - Mining  : 3.3% Creative Arts, Victoria - Mining  : 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Mining  : 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Mining  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Mining  : 3.0% No qualification, Victoria - Mining  : 26.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 1.5% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 30.1% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 1.5% Health, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 2.0% Education, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 9.2% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 4.1% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 4.1% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 38.3%
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 - Mining: 0 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +5 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Mining: -2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +3 Health, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +4 Education, Cardinia Shire - Mining: -3 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +14 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +8 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Mining: -3 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +9
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 (Mining) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (59 people or 30.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (18 people or 9.2%)
  • Society and Culture (8 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 85 people in total or 43.4% of the resident workers (Mining).

In comparison, Victoria employed 35.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.6% in Management and Commerce; and 3.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (30.1% compared to 35.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.2% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Mining) in Cardinia Shire increased by 43 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire.

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