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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Maribyrnong City, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Maribyrnong City;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Maribyrnong City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Maribyrnong City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Maribyrnong City - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences8022.22.46812.02.2+121
Information Technology9022.43.16812.02.7+221
Engineering and Related Technologies3,1188.410.12,9478.810.3+171
Architecture and Building1,0412.84.67842.44.2+257
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2820.81.62330.71.5+49
Health3,2878.87.52,8868.76.7+401
Education2,0275.45.51,6765.05.0+351
Management and Commerce5,14013.815.03,97811.913.3+1,162
Society and Culture4,06010.98.93,0299.17.7+1,031
Creative Arts1,3373.63.21,0463.12.7+291
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3733.73.61,0983.33.5+275
Mixed Field Programmes340.10.1260.10.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described1,1293.02.91,4964.53.8-367
No qualification12,73434.231.612,80038.436.4-66

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Maribyrnong City: 2.2% Information Technology, Maribyrnong City: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maribyrnong City: 8.4% Architecture and Building, Maribyrnong City: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maribyrnong City: 0.8% Health, Maribyrnong City: 8.8% Education, Maribyrnong City: 5.4% Management and Commerce, Maribyrnong City: 13.8% Society and Culture, Maribyrnong City: 10.9% Creative Arts, Maribyrnong City: 3.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maribyrnong City: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Maribyrnong City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Maribyrnong City: 3.0% No qualification, Maribyrnong City: 34.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +121 Information Technology, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +221 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +171 Architecture and Building, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +257 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +49 Health, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +401 Education, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +351 Management and Commerce, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +1,162 Society and Culture, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +1,031 Creative Arts, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +291 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +275 Mixed Field Programmes, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -367 No qualification, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -66
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (5,140 people or 13.8%)
  • Society and Culture (4,060 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (3,287 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,487 people in total or 33.5% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Maribyrnong City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.4% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Maribyrnong City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,162 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,031 local workers)
  • Health (+401 local workers)
  • Education (+351 local workers)

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