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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Maribyrnong City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Maribyrnong City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2613.02.41,0152.92.2+246
Information Technology2,0294.93.11,5524.52.7+477
Engineering and Related Technologies3,2797.910.12,8408.210.4+439
Architecture and Building1,3403.24.69822.84.2+358
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3510.81.63060.91.5+45
Health2,8396.87.52,0285.86.7+811
Education2,1715.25.51,6984.95.0+473
Management and Commerce7,38117.715.05,71616.513.3+1,665
Society and Culture4,43110.68.93,3009.57.7+1,131
Creative Arts2,6686.43.21,7825.12.7+886
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5693.83.61,4394.23.5+130
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1230.10.0+15
Not stated or inadequately described1,2703.02.91,3964.03.8-126
No qualification11,01726.531.510,59730.636.4+420

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Victoria : 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria : 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria : 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria : 1.6% Health, Victoria : 7.5% Education, Victoria : 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria : 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria : 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria : 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria : 2.9% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 3.0% Information Technology, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 4.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 7.9% Architecture and Building, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 0.8% Health, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 6.8% Education, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 17.7% Society and Culture, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 10.6% Creative Arts, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 6.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, Maribyrnong City - All industries: 26.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +246 Information Technology, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +477 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +439 Architecture and Building, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +358 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +45 Health, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +811 Education, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +473 Management and Commerce, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +1,665 Society and Culture, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +1,131 Creative Arts, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +886 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +130 Mixed Field Programmes, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -126 No qualification, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +420
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 field of qualifications in Maribyrnong City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (7,381 people or 17.7%)
  • Society and Culture (4,431 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,279 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,091 people in total or 36.2% of the resident workers .

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

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Maribyrnong City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (6.4% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (17.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (4.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.9% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Maribyrnong City increased by 6,970 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Maribyrnong City were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,665 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,131 people)
  • Creative Arts (+886 people)
  • Health (+811 people)

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