City of Greater Geelong

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Greater Geelong 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 Greater Geelong'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 Greater Geelong 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 Greater Geelong, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Greater Geelong - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,0792.02.41,7231.82.2+356
Information Technology1,6911.63.11,4241.52.7+267
Engineering and Related Technologies10,44310.110.110,24810.710.4+195
Architecture and Building6,2116.04.65,1075.44.2+1,104
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,5331.51.61,3541.41.5+179
Health9,6559.37.57,5868.06.7+2,069
Education6,6276.45.55,3825.65.0+1,245
Management and Commerce12,28511.915.010,12410.613.3+2,161
Society and Culture9,2458.98.96,9027.27.7+2,343
Creative Arts2,5682.53.21,8782.02.7+690
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,1214.03.63,6243.83.5+497
Mixed Field Programmes770.10.1470.00.0+30
Not stated or inadequately described2,9302.82.93,4603.63.8-530
No qualification34,11832.931.536,54638.336.4-2,428
Total Persons103,583100.0100.095,405100.0100.0+8,178

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Greater Geelong shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (12,285 people or 11.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,443 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (9,655 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,383 people in total or 31.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Greater Geelong and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.9% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (6.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Greater Geelong increased by 8,178 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Greater Geelong was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+2,343 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+2,161 resident workers)
  • Health (+2,069 resident workers)
  • Education (+1,245 resident workers)

City of Greater Geelong

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