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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Nillumbik Shire, 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 Nillumbik Shire;
  • 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 Nillumbik Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Nillumbik Shire - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Natural and Physical Sciences2561.92.4
Information Technology1641.23.1
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1678.810.1
Architecture and Building7905.94.6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2682.01.6
Health8576.47.5
Education1,33510.05.5
Management and Commerce1,37410.315.0
Society and Culture1,3239.98.9
Creative Arts4763.63.2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5384.03.6
Mixed Field Programmes40.00.1
Not stated or inadequately described3242.42.9
No qualification4,44333.431.6

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, Nillumbik Shire: 1.9% Information Technology, Nillumbik Shire: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Nillumbik Shire: 8.8% Architecture and Building, Nillumbik Shire: 5.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Nillumbik Shire: 2.0% Health, Nillumbik Shire: 6.4% Education, Nillumbik Shire: 10.0% Management and Commerce, Nillumbik Shire: 10.3% Society and Culture, Nillumbik Shire: 9.9% Creative Arts, Nillumbik Shire: 3.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Nillumbik Shire: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Nillumbik Shire: 2.4% No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: 33.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 (1,374 people or 10.3%)
  • Education (1,335 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (1,323 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,032 people in total or 30.3% of the .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 5.5% in Education; and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (5.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.2% compared to 3.1%)

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