Hobsons Bay City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City'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 Hobsons Bay City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Hobsons Bay City, 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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Hobsons Bay City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0512.52.49282.42.2+123
Information Technology1,4193.43.11,2353.12.7+184
Engineering and Related Technologies4,66111.110.14,59711.710.4+64
Architecture and Building1,8304.44.61,4963.84.2+334
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3720.91.63330.81.5+39
Management and Commerce6,98616.615.05,61614.213.3+1,370
Society and Culture3,7148.88.92,9687.57.7+746
Creative Arts1,5273.63.21,1632.92.7+364
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3513.23.61,3443.43.5+7
Mixed Field Programmes310.10.1190.00.0+12
Not stated or inadequately described1,1972.92.91,6454.23.8-448
No qualification12,74330.431.514,06235.736.4-1,319
Total Persons41,979100.0100.039,436100.0100.0+2,543

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 Hobsons Bay City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,986 people or 16.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,661 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (3,714 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,361 people in total or 36.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (16.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.9% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Hobsons Bay City increased by 2,543 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,370 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+746 resident workers)
  • Health (+584 resident workers)
  • Education (+483 resident workers)

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