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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Monash, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 City of Monash;
  • 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 City of Monash.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Monash in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Monash - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences5,5115.22.44,7654.82.2+746
Information Technology4,6034.43.13,7563.82.7+847
Engineering and Related Technologies13,07412.410.112,77712.910.3+297
Architecture and Building3,6413.44.63,0543.14.2+587
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9030.91.68280.81.5+75
Health9,2248.77.57,7387.86.7+1,486
Education5,3695.15.54,6594.75.0+710
Management and Commerce18,30117.315.014,91415.113.3+3,387
Society and Culture7,8487.48.96,4896.67.7+1,359
Creative Arts2,8172.73.22,1772.22.7+640
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,9632.83.62,7392.83.5+224
Mixed Field Programmes860.10.1620.10.0+24
Not stated or inadequately described2,6882.52.93,5663.63.8-878
No qualification28,75227.231.631,47231.836.4-2,720

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 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: 31.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Monash: 5.2% Information Technology, City of Monash: 4.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash: 12.4% Architecture and Building, City of Monash: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash: 0.9% Health, City of Monash: 8.7% Education, City of Monash: 5.1% Management and Commerce, City of Monash: 17.3% Society and Culture, City of Monash: 7.4% Creative Arts, City of Monash: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash: 2.5% No qualification, City of Monash: 27.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Monash - All industries: +746 Information Technology, City of Monash - All industries: +847 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Monash - All industries: +297 Architecture and Building, City of Monash - All industries: +587 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Monash - All industries: +75 Health, City of Monash - All industries: +1,486 Education, City of Monash - All industries: +710 Management and Commerce, City of Monash - All industries: +3,387 Society and Culture, City of Monash - All industries: +1,359 Creative Arts, City of Monash - All industries: +640 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Monash - All industries: +224 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Monash - All industries: +24 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Monash - All industries: -878 No qualification, City of Monash - All industries: -2,720
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (18,301 people or 17.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (13,074 people or 12.4%)
  • Health (9,224 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 40,599 people in total or 38.4% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (5.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (17.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.4% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Monash between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,387 local workers)
  • Health (+1,486 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,359 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+847 local workers)

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