Cardinia Shire

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 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 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 Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described1032.12.11002.93.0+3
No qualification81816.415.366519.319.5+153
Total Persons4,973100.0100.03,440100.0100.0+1,533

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 (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 smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (37.4% compared to 42.3%)
  • 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 Natural and Physical Sciences (2.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.6% compared to 8.3%)

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

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

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