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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Sciences70.41.0120.80.9-5
Information Technology241.21.5171.11.4+7
Engineering and Related Technologies62232.324.552332.925.1+99
Architecture and Building371.91.4201.31.3+17
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies170.91.0191.20.9-2
Health371.92.8281.82.4+9
Education321.72.1261.62.1+6
Management and Commerce1256.59.1935.97.6+32
Society and Culture1156.09.0865.48.2+29
Creative Arts281.52.3181.11.9+10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services32216.716.821813.715.9+104
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described502.62.7342.13.6+16
No qualification50926.425.649431.128.7+15

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 - Other Services  : 1.0% Information Technology, Victoria - Other Services  : 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Other Services  : 24.5% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Other Services  : 1.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Other Services  : 1.0% Health, Victoria - Other Services  : 2.8% Education, Victoria - Other Services  : 2.1% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Other Services  : 9.1% Society and Culture, Victoria - Other Services  : 9.0% Creative Arts, Victoria - Other Services  : 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Other Services  : 16.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Other Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Other Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Victoria - Other Services  : 25.6% 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%
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 - Other Services: -5 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +99 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +17 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: -2 Health, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +9 Education, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +6 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +32 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +29 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +104 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +16 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Other Services: +15
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (622 people or 32.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (322 people or 16.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (125 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,069 people in total or 55.5% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Victoria employed 24.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 16.8% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 9.1% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (32.3% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.5% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Other Services) in Cardinia Shire increased by 337 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+104 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+99 people)

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