City of Melton

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Melton 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 Melton'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 Melton 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 Melton, 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

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Melton - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9581.62.46771.32.2+281
Information Technology1,8643.13.11,3952.72.7+469
Engineering and Related Technologies6,90011.510.16,16012.110.4+740
Architecture and Building2,8534.84.62,0974.14.2+756
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4480.71.63670.71.5+81
Health3,2205.47.52,2094.36.7+1,011
Education2,8064.75.51,8833.75.0+923
Management and Commerce8,38814.015.06,21012.213.3+2,178
Society and Culture4,6537.88.93,0786.07.7+1,575
Creative Arts9221.53.27391.52.7+183
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3393.93.61,8173.63.5+522
Mixed Field Programmes530.10.1270.10.0+26
Not stated or inadequately described1,8693.12.92,1984.33.8-329
No qualification22,75037.931.522,07943.336.4+671
Total Persons60,023100.0100.050,936100.0100.0+9,087

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

  • Management and Commerce (8,388 people or 14.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,900 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (4,653 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,941 people in total or 33.2% 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 the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.8% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Melton increased by 9,087 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 Melton was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,178 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,575 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,011 resident workers)
  • Education (+923 resident workers)

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