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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 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 Sciences190.81.1100.50.9+9
Information Technology452.03.4140.82.6+31
Engineering and Related Technologies39117.116.129316.115.8+98
Architecture and Building431.92.1412.31.9+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies311.41.2311.71.10
Health411.81.4221.21.1+19
Education301.31.4231.31.2+7
Management and Commerce27712.116.01287.012.7+149
Society and Culture773.44.0351.93.1+42
Creative Arts170.71.6191.01.2-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services873.83.3553.03.1+32
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.20.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described954.13.7975.35.0-2
No qualification1,14049.744.61,04957.650.4+91

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.1% Information Technology, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 16.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.2% Health, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.4% Education, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.4% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 16.0% Society and Culture, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 4.0% Creative Arts, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.7% No qualification, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 44.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.8% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 17.1% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.4% Health, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.8% Education, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 12.1% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.4% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 4.1% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 49.7%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +9 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +31 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +98 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Health, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +19 Education, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +7 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +149 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +42 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +32 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -2 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +91
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 (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%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (87 people or 3.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 755 people in total or 32.9% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

In comparison, Victoria employed 16.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 16.0% in Management and Commerce; and 3.3% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Information Technology (2.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Management and Commerce (+149 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+98 people)

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