Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail 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 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%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences420.91.5310.71.1+11
Information Technology791.62.3571.41.9+22
Engineering and Related Technologies3487.15.82706.55.4+78
Architecture and Building701.41.4691.71.3+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies531.10.8561.30.9-3
Health1402.83.7932.23.1+47
Education681.41.6360.91.4+32
Management and Commerce67813.814.444010.612.0+238
Society and Culture2545.24.91363.33.6+118
Creative Arts1282.64.5962.33.5+32
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3176.44.62325.64.4+85
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.1000.0+5
Not stated or inadequately described1122.32.41353.23.7-23
No qualification2,62953.452.02,50460.357.9+125
Total Persons4,923100.0100.04,155100.0100.0+768

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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (678 people or 13.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (348 people or 7.1%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (317 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,343 people in total or 27.3% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.4% in Management and Commerce; 5.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 4.6% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (2.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (6.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Health (2.8% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in Cardinia Shire increased by 768 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+238 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+118 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+85 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+78 resident workers)

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