Mansfield Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Mansfield Shire 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 Mansfield Shire'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 Mansfield Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Mansfield Shire, 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Mansfield Shire - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences711.52.6391.02.4+32
Information Technology461.03.9340.93.1+12
Engineering and Related Technologies46710.29.741110.910.1+56
Architecture and Building3567.74.62807.44.6+76
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2124.61.51794.71.6+33
Management and Commerce49210.715.83549.315.0+138
Society and Culture3587.89.62556.78.9+103
Creative Arts1042.33.6611.63.2+43
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1974.33.52075.53.6-10
Mixed Field Programmes000.130.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described1282.83.11453.82.9-17
No qualification1,40830.627.81,24032.731.5+168
Total Persons4,599100.0100.03,787100.0100.0+812

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (492 people or 10.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (467 people or 10.2%)
  • Education (381 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,340 people in total or 29.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.8% in Management and Commerce; 9.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 5.8% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Mansfield Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.7% compared to 15.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (7.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.0% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Mansfield Shire increased by 812 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Mansfield Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+138 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+103 resident workers)
  • Education (+93 resident workers)
  • Health (+88 resident workers)

Mansfield Shire Council

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