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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce 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 Sciences331.82.6221.02.0+11
Information Technology382.13.7341.53.4+4
Engineering and Related Technologies26314.713.728513.012.4-22
Architecture and Building362.01.9331.51.6+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies432.41.7622.81.7-19
Health352.02.3341.51.7+1
Education191.11.3261.21.2-7
Management and Commerce30917.321.527312.418.0+36
Society and Culture502.83.7562.53.2-6
Creative Arts372.13.1351.62.8+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services573.22.6663.02.8-9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described382.12.3753.43.4-37
No qualification83346.539.51,19754.545.8-364

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 2.6% Information Technology, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 13.7% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.7% Health, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% Education, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.3% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 21.5% Society and Culture, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.7% Creative Arts, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% No qualification, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 39.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 1.8% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 14.7% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.4% Health, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.0% Education, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 17.3% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.8% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.1% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 46.5%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +11 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -22 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -19 Health, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 Education, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -7 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: +36 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -6 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -9 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -37 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Wholesale Trade: -364
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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (309 people or 17.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (263 people or 14.7%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (57 people or 3.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 629 people in total or 35.1% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Victoria employed 21.5% in Management and Commerce; 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.6% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (17.3% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Information Technology (2.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (2.1% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Cardinia Shire decreased by 407 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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