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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce 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 female 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 - Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Retail Trade%Number%Retail Trade%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3631.70.92051.20.7+158
Information Technology1480.70.21090.70.4+39
Engineering and Related Technologies2281.11.01811.10.9+47
Architecture and Building1200.60.6740.40.4+46
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2711.31.21841.11.1+87
Health2,32311.14.01,6339.93.1+690
Education1,9309.21.81,2577.61.3+673
Management and Commerce3,12214.914.92,16613.112.4+956
Society and Culture2,68112.86.91,77010.74.0+911
Creative Arts4442.12.62911.82.3+153
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1625.56.38415.15.5+321
Mixed Field Programmes50.00.1110.10.0-6
Not stated or inadequately described4832.32.25243.23.2-41
No qualification7,67036.657.27,29144.164.6+379

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 - Retail Trade : 0.9% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 0.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 1.0% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 1.2% Health, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 4.0% Education, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 1.8% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 14.9% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 6.9% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 2.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 6.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 2.2% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 57.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.7% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.1% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 1.3% Health, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 11.1% Education, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 9.2% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 14.9% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 12.8% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 5.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: 36.6%
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 - All industries: +158 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +39 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +47 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +46 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +87 Health, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +690 Education, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +673 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +956 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +911 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +153 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +321 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - All industries: -6 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - All industries: -41 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +379
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 female resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,122 people or 14.9%)
  • Society and Culture (2,681 people or 12.8%)
  • Health (2,323 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,126 people in total or 38.8% of the female resident workers .

In comparison, Retail Trade employed 14.9% in Management and Commerce; 6.9% in Society and Culture; and 4.0% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers of Cardinia Shire and Retail Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Education (9.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Health (11.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (12.8% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers in Cardinia Shire increased by 4,413 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+956 females)
  • Society and Culture (+911 females)
  • Health (+690 females)
  • Education (+673 females)

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