City of Greater Shepparton
Resident workers - 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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.
The presence of specific qualifications among the City of Greater Shepparton'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 Greater Shepparton 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 Greater Shepparton, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Greater Shepparton - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||315||1.2||2.4||272||1.0||2.2||+43|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||2,873||10.7||10.1||2,672||10.0||10.4||+201|
|Architecture and Building||1,091||4.0||4.6||988||3.7||4.2||+103|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||779||2.9||1.6||730||2.7||1.5||+49|
|Management and Commerce||2,682||9.9||15.0||2,242||8.4||13.3||+440|
|Society and Culture||2,014||7.5||8.9||1,572||5.9||7.7||+442|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||1,086||4.0||3.6||1,019||3.8||3.5||+67|
|Mixed Field Programmes||26||0.1||0.1||9||0.0||0.0||+17|
|Not stated or inadequately described||874||3.2||2.9||1,063||4.0||3.8||-189|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Greater Shepparton shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (2,873 people or 10.7%)
- Management and Commerce (2,682 people or 9.9%)
- Health (2,314 people or 8.6%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 7,869 people in total or 29.2% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Victoria employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.0% in Management and Commerce and 7.5% in Health.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Greater Shepparton and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 15.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.8% compared to 3.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (0.9% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.9%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Greater Shepparton increased by 306 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 Greater Shepparton was for those qualified in:
- Society and Culture (+442 resident workers)
- Management and Commerce (+440 resident workers)
- Health (+366 resident workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (+201 resident workers)