Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Administrative and Support 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 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 Sciences110.81.540.41.4+7
Information Technology251.83.0191.92.7+6
Engineering and Related Technologies1359.57.3717.07.1+64
Architecture and Building332.31.9262.61.6+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies755.33.2525.22.9+23
Health553.93.4373.73.0+18
Education312.22.7141.42.1+17
Management and Commerce22015.420.215115.018.5+69
Society and Culture1087.67.7494.96.3+59
Creative Arts221.52.980.82.7+14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services614.33.5393.93.5+22
Mixed Field Programmes000.2000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described352.53.0313.14.1+4
No qualification61643.239.550750.343.9+109
Total Persons1,427100.0100.01,008100.0100.0+419

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 (Administrative and Support Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (220 people or 15.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (135 people or 9.5%)
  • Society and Culture (108 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 463 people in total or 32.4% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

In comparison, Victoria employed 20.2% in Management and Commerce; 7.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (15.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Creative Arts (1.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in Cardinia Shire increased by 419 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+69 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+64 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+59 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+23 resident workers)

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