City of Moreland

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Moreland 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 Moreland'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 Moreland 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 Moreland, 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 Moreland - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,9183.62.42,3663.42.2+552
Information Technology3,1143.93.12,3783.42.7+736
Engineering and Related Technologies6,6108.210.15,9928.610.4+618
Architecture and Building3,3054.14.62,4703.54.2+835
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8621.11.67191.01.5+143
Management and Commerce11,75614.615.09,48613.613.3+2,270
Society and Culture9,60812.08.97,38210.67.7+2,226
Creative Arts5,8137.23.24,0395.82.7+1,774
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,6013.23.62,5203.63.5+81
Mixed Field Programmes930.10.1440.10.0+49
Not stated or inadequately described2,6653.32.92,8574.13.8-192
No qualification20,71525.831.521,41430.736.4-699
Total Persons80,346100.0100.069,855100.0100.0+10,491

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Moreland shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (11,756 people or 14.6%)
  • Society and Culture (9,608 people or 12.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,610 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,974 people in total or 34.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture and 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (7.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (12.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.2% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.6% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Moreland increased by 10,491 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 Moreland was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,270 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,226 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+1,774 resident workers)
  • Health (+1,172 resident workers)

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