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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) 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 Sciences90.92.581.02.4+1
Information Technology535.37.3344.36.6+19
Engineering and Related Technologies444.43.3243.03.0+20
Architecture and Building111.10.6101.30.5+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies30.30.450.60.4-2
Health131.31.7151.91.6-2
Education181.81.3101.31.3+8
Management and Commerce40240.345.324630.840.7+156
Society and Culture646.48.1344.37.6+30
Creative Arts181.82.1111.41.8+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services212.11.5324.01.6-11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described151.52.2182.32.7-3
No qualification32732.823.635144.029.7-24

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.5% Information Technology, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 7.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 3.3% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.4% Health, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.7% Education, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.3% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 45.3% Society and Culture, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 8.1% Creative Arts, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.2% No qualification, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 23.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.9% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 5.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.4% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.3% Health, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.3% Education, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.8% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 40.3% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 6.4% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.5% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 32.8%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: +1 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +19 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +20 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -2 Health, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -2 Education, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +8 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +156 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +30 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -11 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -24
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (402 people or 40.3%)
  • Society and Culture (64 people or 6.4%)
  • Information Technology (53 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 519 people in total or 52.0% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

In comparison, Victoria employed 45.3% in Management and Commerce; 8.1% in Society and Culture; and 7.3% in Information Technology.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (40.3% compared to 45.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Information Technology (5.3% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Society and Culture (6.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.9% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in Cardinia Shire increased by 200 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+156 people)

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