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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) 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 Sciences2152.51.51872.11.1+28
Information Technology4154.82.34084.61.9+7
Engineering and Related Technologies5816.85.85045.75.4+77
Architecture and Building841.01.4861.01.3-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies610.70.8510.60.9+10
Health3894.53.73183.63.1+71
Education1391.61.61501.71.4-11
Management and Commerce1,55218.114.41,40416.012.0+148
Society and Culture4254.94.93614.13.6+64
Creative Arts3363.94.52883.33.5+48
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2903.44.63143.64.4-24
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.140.00.0+7
Not stated or inadequately described1692.02.42953.43.7-126
No qualification3,93045.752.04,42550.357.9-495

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 - Retail Trade  : 1.5% Information Technology, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 5.8% Architecture and Building, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 0.8% Health, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 3.7% Education, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 14.4% Society and Culture, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 4.9% Creative Arts, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 4.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 2.4% No qualification, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 52.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 2.5% Information Technology, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 4.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 6.8% Architecture and Building, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 1.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 0.7% Health, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 4.5% Education, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 1.6% Management and Commerce, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 18.1% Society and Culture, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 4.9% Creative Arts, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 3.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 2.0% No qualification, City of Monash - Retail Trade: 45.7%
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 - Retail Trade: +28 Information Technology, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +77 Architecture and Building, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +10 Health, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +71 Education, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -11 Management and Commerce, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +148 Society and Culture, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +64 Creative Arts, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +48 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -24 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - Retail Trade: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -126 No qualification, City of Monash - Retail Trade: -495
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,552 people or 18.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (581 people or 6.8%)
  • Society and Culture (425 people or 4.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,558 people in total or 29.7% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.4% in Management and Commerce; 5.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 4.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the City of Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (18.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Information Technology (4.8% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Monash decreased by 198 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+148 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+77 people)
  • Health (+71 people)
  • Society and Culture (+64 people)

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