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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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 Sciences734.02.6773.12.0-4
Information Technology784.33.71164.63.4-38
Engineering and Related Technologies20811.513.726710.612.4-59
Architecture and Building301.71.9261.01.6+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies120.71.7200.81.7-8
Health573.22.3371.51.7+20
Education191.11.3321.31.2-13
Management and Commerce36420.221.543317.218.0-69
Society and Culture1106.13.71104.43.20
Creative Arts1297.13.11485.92.8-19
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services543.02.6793.12.8-25
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described422.32.31054.23.4-63
No qualification62934.839.51,06742.445.8-438

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 2.6% Information Technology, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 13.7% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.7% Health, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% Education, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.3% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 21.5% Society and Culture, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.7% Creative Arts, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% No qualification, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 39.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 4.0% Information Technology, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 4.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 11.5% Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 0.7% Health, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 3.2% Education, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 1.1% Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 20.2% Society and Culture, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 6.1% Creative Arts, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 7.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 2.3% No qualification, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 34.8%
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 - Wholesale Trade: -4 Information Technology, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -38 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -59 Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -8 Health, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: +20 Education, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -13 Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -69 Society and Culture, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 0 Creative Arts, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -19 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -25 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -63 No qualification, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -438
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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (364 people or 20.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (208 people or 11.5%)
  • Creative Arts (129 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 701 people in total or 38.8% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Victoria employed 21.5% in Management and Commerce; 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 3.1% in Creative Arts.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (7.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (4.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Darebin decreased by 712 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (-69 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-59 people)

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