Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications
Creative Arts is the most common qualification for Information Media and Telecommunications 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Cardinia Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||--||0||1.98||--||0||1.65||--|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||19||11.44||13.94||19||10.91||13.02||--|
|Architecture and Building||5||3.01||0.90||3||1.72||0.74||+2|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||--||0||0.39||--||0||0.44||--|
|Management and Commerce||20||12.04||17.98||17||9.77||16.24||+3|
|Society and Culture||12||7.22||7.88||16||9.19||7.61||-4|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||--||0||1.25||4||2.29||1.46||--|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.03||--||0||0.04||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||4||2.40||3.23||--||0||3.89||--|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Creative Arts (21 people or 12.7%)
- Management and Commerce (20 people or 12.0%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (19 people or 11.4%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 60 people in total or36.1% of Information Media and Telecommunications.
In comparison, Victoria employed 13.5% in Creative Arts; 18.0% in Management and Commerce and 13.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (3.6% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.0% compared to 18.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (4.8% compared to 1.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.4% compared to 13.9%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Management and Commerce (+3.00 local workers)
- Architecture and Building (+2.00 local workers)
- Health (-1.00 local workers)
- Information Technology (-3.00 local workers)