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Local workers - Field of qualification - Construction

Within Cardinia Shire, there are more Construction with Architecture and Building 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 - Construction20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences100.30.530.10.4+7
Information Technology100.30.750.20.6+5
Engineering and Related Technologies47616.418.039816.617.2+78
Architecture and Building83528.733.059925.030.0+236
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies652.22.0582.41.9+7
Health431.51.0261.10.9+17
Education210.70.8341.40.7-13
Management and Commerce1645.66.31144.85.1+50
Society and Culture622.11.8421.81.4+20
Creative Arts110.41.080.30.9+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services612.11.4391.61.4+22
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described672.32.7733.03.7-6
No qualification1,08337.230.799641.635.7+87

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, Victoria: 0.5% Information Technology, Victoria: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 18.0% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 33.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 2.0% Health, Victoria: 1.0% Education, Victoria: 0.8% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 6.3% Society and Culture, Victoria: 1.8% Creative Arts, Victoria: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.7% No qualification, Victoria: 30.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire: 0.3% Information Technology, Cardinia Shire: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire: 16.4% Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire: 28.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire: 2.2% Health, Cardinia Shire: 1.5% Education, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire: 5.6% Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire: 2.1% Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire: 2.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire: 2.3% No qualification, Cardinia Shire: 37.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +7 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +78 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +236 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +7 Health, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +17 Education, Cardinia Shire - Construction: -13 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +50 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +20 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +22 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Construction: -6 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Construction: +87
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 Construction shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Architecture and Building (835 people or 28.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (476 people or 16.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (164 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,475 people in total or 50.7% of the Construction .

In comparison, Victoria employed 33.0% in Architecture and Building; 18.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.3% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.1% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (28.7% compared to 33.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (16.4% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (5.6% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Architecture and Building (+236 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+78 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+50 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+22 local workers)

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