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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Monash 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 Monash'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 Monash 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 Monash, 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
City of Monash 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3,2194.02.42,9663.82.2+253
Information Technology5,1936.53.14,3545.62.7+839
Engineering and Related Technologies8,86011.010.18,95011.410.4-90
Architecture and Building2,3733.04.62,1782.84.2+195
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5960.71.65780.71.5+18
Health6,0127.57.55,2056.66.7+807
Education3,9394.95.53,9105.05.0+29
Management and Commerce16,38220.415.014,14818.113.3+2,234
Society and Culture6,2997.88.95,7447.37.7+555
Creative Arts2,2762.83.21,9952.52.7+281
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4133.03.62,5433.23.5-130
Mixed Field Programmes780.10.1320.00.0+46
Not stated or inadequately described1,9362.42.92,7213.53.8-785
No qualification20,79625.931.523,00429.436.4-2,208

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, City of Monash - All industries: 4.0% Information Technology, City of Monash - All industries: 6.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - All industries: 11.0% Architecture and Building, City of Monash - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - All industries: 0.7% Health, City of Monash - All industries: 7.5% Education, City of Monash - All industries: 4.9% Management and Commerce, City of Monash - All industries: 20.4% Society and Culture, City of Monash - All industries: 7.8% Creative Arts, City of Monash - All industries: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - All industries: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - All industries: 2.4% No qualification, City of Monash - All industries: 25.9%
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, City of Monash - All industries: +253 Information Technology, City of Monash - All industries: +839 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - All industries: -90 Architecture and Building, City of Monash - All industries: +195 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - All industries: +18 Health, City of Monash - All industries: +807 Education, City of Monash - All industries: +29 Management and Commerce, City of Monash - All industries: +2,234 Society and Culture, City of Monash - All industries: +555 Creative Arts, City of Monash - All industries: +281 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - All industries: -130 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - All industries: +46 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - All industries: -785 No qualification, City of Monash - All industries: -2,208
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 the City of Monash shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,382 people or 20.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,860 people or 11.0%)
  • Society and Culture (6,299 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,541 people in total or 39.2% of the resident workers .

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 Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (20.4% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (6.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (4.0% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (3.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Monash increased by 2,044 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,234 people)
  • Information Technology (+839 people)
  • Health (+807 people)
  • Society and Culture (+555 people)

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