City of Merri-bek

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Merri-bek.

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 the City of Merri-bek;
  • 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 the City of Merri-bek.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Merri-bek - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0202.302.607822.012.37+238
Information Technology1,2782.883.858552.203.14+423
Engineering and Related Technologies3,2717.399.673,3178.5410.06-46
Architecture and Building1,9234.344.611,6304.204.57+293
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4521.021.533951.011.56+57
Management and Commerce5,62012.6915.864,50111.5914.97+1,119
Society and Culture5,06811.459.604,22810.898.93+840
Creative Arts3,1957.213.552,0445.263.17+1,151
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7243.893.521,5684.043.58+156
Mixed Field Programmes380.080.06390.100.08-1
Not stated or inadequately described1,4613.303.061,2853.312.93+176
No qualification12,10127.3427.7712,27631.6331.57-175
Total Persons44,259100.00100.0038,804100.00100.00+5,455

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (5,620 people or 12.7%)
  • Society and Culture (5,068 people or 11.5%)
  • Health (3,750 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,438 people in total or32.6% of All industries.

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.9% in Management and Commerce; 9.6% in Society and Culture and 8.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (7.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.5% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Merri-bek between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Creative Arts (+1,151.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,119.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+840.00 local workers)
  • Health (+629.00 local workers)

City of Merri-bek

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