Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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 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 Sciences50.92.030.71.6+2
Information Technology5810.511.2275.98.3+31
Engineering and Related Technologies9517.213.98819.213.0+7
Architecture and Building30.50.971.50.8-4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies61.10.430.70.4+3
Health71.31.130.70.9+4
Education152.71.8122.61.9+3
Management and Commerce6912.518.05411.816.3+15
Society and Culture274.97.9255.47.6+2
Creative Arts5810.513.5408.712.7+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services173.11.3122.61.5+5
Mixed Field Programmes000.0000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described152.73.2122.63.9+3
No qualification17832.224.817337.730.9+5
Total Persons553100.0100.0459100.0100.0+94

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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (95 people or 17.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (69 people or 12.5%)
  • Information Technology (58 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 222 people in total or 40.1% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 18.0% in Management and Commerce and 11.2% in Information Technology.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.5% compared to 18.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (17.2% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Society and Culture (4.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Creative Arts (10.5% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Cardinia Shire increased by 94 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Information Technology (+31 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+18 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+15 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+7 resident workers)

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