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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Port Phillip, 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 Port Phillip;
  • 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 Port Phillip.

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 Port Phillip 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 Port Phillip - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,7552.32.41,6032.32.2+152
Information Technology4,5836.03.13,8625.52.7+721
Engineering and Related Technologies6,6888.810.16,6939.610.3-5
Architecture and Building3,3634.44.62,9434.24.2+420
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5410.71.64530.61.5+88
Health3,3694.47.52,4553.56.7+914
Education2,4903.35.52,1353.05.0+355
Management and Commerce18,53724.415.015,45522.113.3+3,082
Society and Culture6,6628.88.95,6728.17.7+990
Creative Arts5,3227.03.24,4196.32.7+903
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7833.73.62,6823.83.5+101
Mixed Field Programmes600.10.1270.00.0+33
Not stated or inadequately described2,1832.92.92,5183.63.8-335
No qualification17,59323.231.619,16327.336.4-1,570

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 Port Phillip: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Port Phillip: 6.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Phillip: 8.8% Architecture and Building, City of Port Phillip: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Phillip: 0.7% Health, City of Port Phillip: 4.4% Education, City of Port Phillip: 3.3% Management and Commerce, City of Port Phillip: 24.4% Society and Culture, City of Port Phillip: 8.8% Creative Arts, City of Port Phillip: 7.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Phillip: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Phillip: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Phillip: 2.9% No qualification, City of Port Phillip: 23.2%
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 Port Phillip - All industries: +152 Information Technology, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +721 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -5 Architecture and Building, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +420 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +88 Health, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +914 Education, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +355 Management and Commerce, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +3,082 Society and Culture, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +990 Creative Arts, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +903 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +101 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +33 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -335 No qualification, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -1,570
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 (18,537 people or 24.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,688 people or 8.8%)
  • Society and Culture (6,662 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,887 people in total or 42.0% of the .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (24.4% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (7.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (6.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.4% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+3,082 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+990 local workers)
  • Health (+914 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+903 local workers)

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