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Local workers - Field of qualification - Wholesale Trade

Within the City of Darebin, there are more Wholesale Trade 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 - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences552.82.5542.02.0+1
Information Technology442.23.7722.73.4-28
Engineering and Related Technologies19810.113.827710.312.4-79
Architecture and Building341.71.9421.61.6-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies50.31.7110.41.7-6
Health442.22.2501.91.6-6
Education251.31.3381.41.2-13
Management and Commerce44822.821.545016.718.0-2
Society and Culture844.33.7953.53.2-11
Creative Arts834.23.11094.12.8-26
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services663.42.6813.02.8-15
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described542.72.3903.33.4-36
No qualification82542.039.61,32249.145.9-497

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: 2.5% Information Technology, Victoria: 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Victoria: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria: 1.7% Health, Victoria: 2.2% Education, Victoria: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Victoria: 21.5% Society and Culture, Victoria: 3.7% Creative Arts, Victoria: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria: 2.3% No qualification, Victoria: 39.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darebin: 2.8% Information Technology, City of Darebin: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin: 10.1% Architecture and Building, City of Darebin: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin: 0.3% Health, City of Darebin: 2.2% Education, City of Darebin: 1.3% Management and Commerce, City of Darebin: 22.8% Society and Culture, City of Darebin: 4.3% Creative Arts, City of Darebin: 4.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin: 3.4% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin: 2.7% No qualification, City of Darebin: 42.0%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +1 Information Technology, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -28 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -79 Architecture and Building, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -6 Health, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -6 Education, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -13 Management and Commerce, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -2 Society and Culture, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -11 Creative Arts, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -26 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -15 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -36 No qualification, City of Darebin - Wholesale Trade: -497
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 Wholesale Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (448 people or 22.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (198 people or 10.1%)
  • Society and Culture (84 people or 4.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 730 people in total or 37.1% of the Wholesale Trade .

In comparison, Victoria employed 21.5% in Management and Commerce; 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 3.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Wholesale Trade workforce in the City of Darebin and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (22.8% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.3% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-79 local workers)
  • Information Technology (-28 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (-26 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-15 local workers)

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