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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Darebin 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 the City of Darebin's 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 the City of Darebin or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Darebin, 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
City of Darebin 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,5163.62.42,0983.32.2+418
Information Technology2,6013.73.12,3213.62.7+280
Engineering and Related Technologies5,3757.610.15,1968.110.4+179
Architecture and Building2,7113.94.62,1413.44.2+570
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8041.11.66431.01.5+161
Health5,2597.57.54,1776.56.7+1,082
Education4,0905.85.53,4105.35.0+680
Management and Commerce10,56615.015.08,61013.513.3+1,956
Society and Culture8,49012.18.96,97510.97.7+1,515
Creative Arts5,0777.23.23,7695.92.7+1,308
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3423.33.62,3423.73.50
Mixed Field Programmes640.10.1360.10.0+28
Not stated or inadequately described2,2703.22.92,7274.33.8-457
No qualification18,13625.831.519,37230.436.4-1,236

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, Victoria : 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria : 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria : 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria : 1.6% Health, Victoria : 7.5% Education, Victoria : 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria : 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria : 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria : 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria : 2.9% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darebin - All industries: 3.6% Information Technology, City of Darebin - All industries: 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - All industries: 7.6% Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - All industries: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - All industries: 1.1% Health, City of Darebin - All industries: 7.5% Education, City of Darebin - All industries: 5.8% Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - All industries: 15.0% Society and Culture, City of Darebin - All industries: 12.1% Creative Arts, City of Darebin - All industries: 7.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, City of Darebin - All industries: 25.8%
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, City of Darebin - All industries: +418 Information Technology, City of Darebin - All industries: +280 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - All industries: +179 Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - All industries: +570 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - All industries: +161 Health, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,082 Education, City of Darebin - All industries: +680 Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,956 Society and Culture, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,515 Creative Arts, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,308 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - All industries: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin - All industries: +28 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - All industries: -457 No qualification, City of Darebin - All industries: -1,236
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 the City of Darebin shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,566 people or 15.0%)
  • Society and Culture (8,490 people or 12.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,375 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,431 people in total or 34.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Darebin and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (7.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (12.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.6% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Darebin increased by 6,484 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,956 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,515 people)
  • Creative Arts (+1,308 people)
  • Health (+1,082 people)

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