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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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%Other Services%Number%Other Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1033.00.4632.50.8+40
Information Technology651.91.2391.51.1+26
Engineering and Related Technologies822.432.3602.332.9+22
Architecture and Building310.91.9190.71.3+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies361.10.9301.21.2+6
Health962.81.9712.81.8+25
Education1,70650.01.71,20247.01.6+504
Management and Commerce2326.86.51877.35.9+45
Society and Culture39811.76.030912.15.4+89
Creative Arts892.61.5522.01.1+37
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services501.516.7381.513.7+12
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.030.10.00
Not stated or inadequately described672.02.6522.02.1+15
No qualification45613.426.443316.931.1+23

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, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.4% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 32.3% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.9% Health, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.9% Education, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.7% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 6.5% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 6.0% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 16.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 2.6% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 26.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 3.0% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 2.4% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 1.1% Health, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 2.8% Education, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 50.0% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 6.8% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 11.7% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 2.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 2.0% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 13.4%
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 - Education and Training: +40 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +26 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +22 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +6 Health, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +25 Education, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +504 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +45 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +89 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +37 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +12 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +15 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +23
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (1,706 people or 50.0%)
  • Society and Culture (398 people or 11.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (232 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,336 people in total or 68.4% of the resident workers (Education and Training).

In comparison, Other Services employed 1.7% in Education; 6.0% in Society and Culture; and 6.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) of Cardinia Shire and Other Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (50.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Society and Culture (11.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (2.4% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1.5% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in Cardinia Shire increased by 856 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Education (+504 people)
  • Society and Culture (+89 people)

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