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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 Sciences1004.74.7593.64.9+41
Information Technology2029.511.41297.810.1+73
Engineering and Related Technologies23411.011.117510.611.7+59
Architecture and Building1054.95.7643.95.1+41
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies371.71.1211.31.1+16
Health1014.72.9764.62.7+25
Education442.11.6392.41.7+5
Management and Commerce49423.224.734120.623.5+153
Society and Culture1959.212.41338.012.0+62
Creative Arts733.45.9643.95.1+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services331.50.8181.10.8+15
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.040.20.0-4
Not stated or inadequately described341.62.0452.72.3-11
No qualification47822.415.548529.318.8-7

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 4.7% Information Technology, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.1% Health, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.9% Education, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 24.7% Society and Culture, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 12.4% Creative Arts, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 5.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.0% No qualification, Victoria - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 15.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.7% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.0% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Health, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.7% Education, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.1% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 23.2% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.2% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.6% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 22.4%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +41 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +73 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +59 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +41 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +16 Health, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +25 Education, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +153 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +62 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +15 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -11 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -7
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (494 people or 23.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (234 people or 11.0%)
  • Information Technology (202 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 930 people in total or 43.7% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, Victoria employed 24.7% in Management and Commerce; 11.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 11.4% in Information Technology.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Health (4.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Society and Culture (9.2% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Creative Arts (3.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Information Technology (9.5% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Cardinia Shire increased by 477 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+153 people)
  • Information Technology (+73 people)
  • Society and Culture (+62 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+59 people)

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