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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building 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 Sciences150.20.550.10.4+10
Information Technology250.40.7240.50.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies1,03817.118.078215.917.2+256
Architecture and Building2,02733.333.01,40928.729.9+618
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1672.72.01162.41.9+51
Health691.11.0340.70.9+35
Education390.60.8340.70.7+5
Management and Commerce2934.86.31984.05.1+95
Society and Culture1081.81.8621.31.4+46
Creative Arts270.41.0300.60.9-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services971.61.4841.71.4+13
Mixed Field Programmes40.10.140.10.00
Not stated or inadequately described1572.62.71543.13.7+3
No qualification2,01233.130.61,98040.335.7+32

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 - Construction  : 0.5% Information Technology, Victoria - Construction  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Construction  : 18.0% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Construction  : 33.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Construction  : 2.0% Health, Victoria - Construction  : 1.0% Education, Victoria - Construction  : 0.8% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Construction  : 6.3% Society and Culture, Victoria - Construction  : 1.8% Creative Arts, Victoria - Construction  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Construction  : 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Construction  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Construction  : 2.7% No qualification, Victoria - Construction  : 30.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0.2% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 17.1% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 33.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 2.7% Health, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 1.1% Education, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0.6% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 4.8% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 1.8% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 2.6% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 33.1%
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 - Construction: +10 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +256 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +618 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +51 Health, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +35 Education, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +5 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +95 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +46 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Construction: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +13 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Construction: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +3 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +32
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 (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Architecture and Building (2,027 people or 33.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,038 people or 17.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (293 people or 4.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,358 people in total or 55.2% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Victoria employed 33.0% in Architecture and Building; 18.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.3% in Management and Commerce.

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria was:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Management and Commerce (4.8% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in Cardinia Shire increased by 1,162 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Architecture and Building (+618 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+256 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+95 people)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+51 people)

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