Hume City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Hume 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 Hume 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 Hume City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Hume 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
Hume City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3881.72.49771.42.2+411
Information Technology2,4013.03.11,6502.32.7+751
Engineering and Related Technologies9,19411.310.18,31211.710.4+882
Architecture and Building3,6394.54.62,6793.84.2+960
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6320.81.65560.81.5+76
Management and Commerce10,38312.815.07,67910.813.3+2,704
Society and Culture6,5138.08.94,0565.77.7+2,457
Creative Arts1,3141.63.29701.42.7+344
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,1813.93.62,4953.53.5+686
Mixed Field Programmes780.10.1620.10.0+16
Not stated or inadequately described2,5573.22.93,1354.43.8-578
No qualification31,87639.331.532,69146.136.4-815
Total Persons81,028100.0100.070,920100.0100.0+10,108

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

  • Management and Commerce (10,383 people or 12.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9,194 people or 11.3%)
  • Society and Culture (6,513 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,090 people in total or 32.2% 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 Hume City and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.6% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.3% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Hume City increased by 10,108 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,704 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,457 resident workers)
  • Education (+1,123 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,091 resident workers)

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