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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Cardinia Shire, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cardinia Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cardinia Shire - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2701.20.91630.90.6+107
Information Technology2521.11.51730.91.1+79
Engineering and Related Technologies2,31710.05.61,7639.54.7+554
Architecture and Building1,2495.41.19074.91.4+342
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5512.40.94492.41.3+102
Health1,1264.93.28604.73.3+266
Education2,0498.91.51,3507.30.7+699
Management and Commerce2,33910.112.31,6078.79.2+732
Society and Culture1,8588.05.31,2266.62.8+632
Creative Arts4231.82.23021.61.9+121
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0024.36.08134.46.1+189
Mixed Field Programmes100.00.270.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described6492.82.06653.63.0-16
No qualification9,05539.157.38,20044.463.8+855

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Retail Trade: 0.9% Information Technology, Retail Trade: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 5.6% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 0.9% Health, Retail Trade: 3.2% Education, Retail Trade: 1.5% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 12.3% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 5.3% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 6.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Retail Trade: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 2.0% No qualification, Retail Trade: 57.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 10.0% Architecture and Building, All industries: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 2.4% Health, All industries: 4.9% Education, All industries: 8.9% Management and Commerce, All industries: 10.1% Society and Culture, All industries: 8.0% Creative Arts, All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 2.8% No qualification, All industries: 39.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +107 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +79 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +554 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +342 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +102 Health, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +266 Education, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +699 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +732 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +632 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +121 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +189 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - All industries: -16 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +855
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,339 people or 10.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,317 people or 10.0%)
  • Education (2,049 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,705 people in total or 29.0% of the .

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce within Cardinia Shire employed 12.3% in Management and Commerce; 5.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 1.5% in Education.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (5.4% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+732 local workers)
  • Education (+699 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+632 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+554 local workers)

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