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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture 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 Sciences321.82.8231.62.7+9
Information Technology301.72.8302.12.50
Engineering and Related Technologies1578.88.11127.87.8+45
Architecture and Building603.42.9433.02.6+17
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies543.02.8352.42.9+19
Health955.34.7694.84.0+26
Education734.13.7654.53.6+8
Management and Commerce27115.117.721314.916.7+58
Society and Culture47926.824.331522.021.5+164
Creative Arts301.72.5181.32.2+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services341.91.6292.01.6+5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described774.33.7624.34.2+15
No qualification39822.222.442029.327.6-22

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 - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.8% Information Technology, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 8.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.8% Health, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 4.7% Education, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.7% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 17.7% Society and Culture, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 24.3% Creative Arts, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.7% No qualification, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 22.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 1.8% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 8.8% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 3.0% Health, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 5.3% Education, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 4.1% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 15.1% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 26.8% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 22.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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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 - Public Administration and Safety: +9 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +45 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +17 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +19 Health, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +26 Education, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +8 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +58 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +164 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +12 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +5 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +15 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Public Administration and Safety: -22
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 (Public Administration and Safety) were qualified in were:

  • Society and Culture (479 people or 26.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (271 people or 15.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (157 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 907 people in total or 50.7% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Victoria employed 24.3% in Society and Culture; 17.7% in Management and Commerce; and 8.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (26.8% compared to 24.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (15.1% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Information Technology (1.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cardinia Shire increased by 356 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+164 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+58 people)

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