City of Port Phillip

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in City of Port Phillip 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 City of Port Phillip'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 City of Port Phillip or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Port Phillip, 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 Port Phillip - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,7393.02.41,6953.12.2+44
Information Technology2,1633.73.12,0543.72.7+109
Engineering and Related Technologies3,9016.810.13,8637.010.4+38
Architecture and Building2,5094.34.62,1974.04.2+312
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5010.91.65170.91.5-16
Health4,4927.87.53,9197.16.7+573
Education2,8044.95.52,3924.45.0+412
Management and Commerce12,88022.315.011,79621.513.3+1,084
Society and Culture7,27012.68.96,67812.27.7+592
Creative Arts4,5647.93.24,1087.52.7+456
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9073.33.61,9063.53.5+1
Mixed Field Programmes430.10.1180.00.0+25
Not stated or inadequately described1,6322.82.91,8113.33.8-179
No qualification11,29419.631.511,96921.836.4-675
Total Persons57,699100.0100.054,923100.0100.0+2,776

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 City of Port Phillip shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (12,880 people or 22.3%)
  • Society and Culture (7,270 people or 12.6%)
  • Creative Arts (4,564 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,714 people in total or 42.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture and 3.2% in Creative Arts.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (22.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (7.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (12.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.8% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in City of Port Phillip increased by 2,776 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Port Phillip was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,084 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+592 resident workers)
  • Health (+573 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (+456 resident workers)

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