City of Maroondah

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Maroondah 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 the City of Maroondah'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 the City of Maroondah or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Maroondah, 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
City of Maroondah - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2322.22.41,0872.12.2+145
Information Technology1,7483.23.11,3742.62.7+374
Engineering and Related Technologies5,62010.210.15,71710.810.4-97
Architecture and Building2,9635.44.62,7065.14.2+257
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7321.31.66571.21.5+75
Management and Commerce8,15514.815.06,83412.913.3+1,321
Society and Culture4,7968.78.93,9527.57.7+844
Creative Arts1,6693.03.21,2812.42.7+388
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,8823.43.61,7363.33.5+146
Mixed Field Programmes440.10.1150.00.0+29
Not stated or inadequately described1,3562.52.91,8003.43.8-444
No qualification17,00731.031.519,31036.536.4-2,303
Total Persons54,948100.0100.052,970100.0100.0+1,978

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

  • Management and Commerce (8,155 people or 14.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,620 people or 10.2%)
  • Society and Culture (4,796 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,571 people in total or 33.8% 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 the City of Maroondah and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (6.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Not stated or inadequately described (2.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.3% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Maroondah increased by 1,978 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,321 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+844 resident workers)
  • Education (+624 resident workers)
  • Health (+619 resident workers)

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