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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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 Sciences1012.02.7501.52.5+51
Information Technology430.91.080.20.8+35
Engineering and Related Technologies711.41.5361.01.4+35
Architecture and Building310.60.4110.30.4+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies280.60.460.20.4+22
Health1,86137.442.31,30237.841.5+559
Education2034.13.6882.62.6+115
Management and Commerce3787.68.32407.07.2+138
Society and Culture1,16323.419.280423.417.6+359
Creative Arts420.81.2371.11.1+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1312.62.0932.72.1+38
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described1032.12.11002.93.0+3
No qualification81816.415.366519.319.5+153

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.7% Information Technology, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.5% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 42.3% Education, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.6% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.3% Society and Culture, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 19.2% Creative Arts, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.1% No qualification, Victoria - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 15.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.0% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.4% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.6% Health, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 37.4% Education, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.1% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.6% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 23.4% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.1% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 16.4%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +51 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +35 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +35 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +20 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +22 Health, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +559 Education, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +115 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +138 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +359 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +38 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +153
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (1,861 people or 37.4%)
  • Society and Culture (1,163 people or 23.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (378 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,402 people in total or 68.4% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Victoria employed 42.3% in Health; 19.2% in Society and Culture; and 8.3% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (23.4% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (37.4% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Cardinia Shire increased by 1,533 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Health (+559 people)
  • Society and Culture (+359 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+138 people)
  • Education (+115 people)

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