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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Darebin, 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 City of Darebin;
  • 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 City of Darebin.

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, City of Darebin 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
City of Darebin - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,8053.82.41,3973.22.2+408
Information Technology1,2442.63.19322.12.7+312
Engineering and Related Technologies3,9948.410.14,1599.410.3-165
Architecture and Building1,7903.84.61,4643.34.2+326
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4270.91.63650.81.5+62
Health2,9976.37.52,4305.56.7+567
Education3,0966.55.52,6576.05.0+439
Management and Commerce6,33413.315.04,90611.113.3+1,428
Society and Culture5,51511.68.94,39010.07.7+1,125
Creative Arts2,1514.53.21,6953.82.7+456
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7303.63.61,4903.43.5+240
Mixed Field Programmes550.10.1300.10.0+25
Not stated or inadequately described1,4613.12.91,9204.43.8-459
No qualification15,08031.631.616,22736.836.4-1,147

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: 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: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darebin: 3.8% Information Technology, City of Darebin: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin: 8.4% Architecture and Building, City of Darebin: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin: 0.9% Health, City of Darebin: 6.3% Education, City of Darebin: 6.5% Management and Commerce, City of Darebin: 13.3% Society and Culture, City of Darebin: 11.6% Creative Arts, City of Darebin: 4.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin: 3.1% No qualification, City of Darebin: 31.6%
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, City of Darebin - All industries: +408 Information Technology, City of Darebin - All industries: +312 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - All industries: -165 Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - All industries: +326 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - All industries: +62 Health, City of Darebin - All industries: +567 Education, City of Darebin - All industries: +439 Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,428 Society and Culture, City of Darebin - All industries: +1,125 Creative Arts, City of Darebin - All industries: +456 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - All industries: +240 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darebin - All industries: +25 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - All industries: -459 No qualification, City of Darebin - All industries: -1,147
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 (6,334 people or 13.3%)
  • Society and Culture (5,515 people or 11.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,994 people or 8.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,843 people in total or 33.2% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Darebin and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (3.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.3% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Darebin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,428 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,125 local workers)
  • Health (+567 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+456 local workers)

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