Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Cardinia Shire.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Cardinia Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Cardinia Shire.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cardinia Shire - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4101.302.602701.162.37+140
Information Technology5321.683.852521.083.14+280
Engineering and Related Technologies3,15710.029.672,31710.0010.06+840
Architecture and Building1,8435.844.611,2495.394.57+594
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6552.071.535512.381.56+104
Management and Commerce3,33110.5715.862,33910.1014.97+992
Society and Culture2,5568.119.601,8588.028.93+698
Creative Arts6422.033.554231.823.17+219
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3804.383.521,0024.323.58+378
Mixed Field Programmes270.080.06100.040.08+17
Not stated or inadequately described9342.963.066492.802.93+285
No qualification11,16235.4227.779,05539.1131.57+2,107
Total Persons31,505100.00100.0023,150100.00100.00+8,355

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,331 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,157 people or 10.0%)
  • Education (3,009 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,497 people in total or30.1% of All industries.

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.9% in Management and Commerce; 9.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 5.8% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.6% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+992.00 local workers)
  • Education (+960.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+840.00 local workers)
  • Health (+741.00 local workers)

Cardinia Shire

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