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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Greater Shepparton 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 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.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Greater Shepparton 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3151.22.42721.02.2+43
Information Technology2280.83.11600.62.7+68
Engineering and Related Technologies2,87310.710.12,67210.010.4+201
Architecture and Building1,0914.04.69883.74.2+103
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7792.91.67302.71.5+49
Health2,3148.67.51,9487.36.7+366
Education1,5775.85.51,4285.45.0+149
Management and Commerce2,6829.915.02,2428.413.3+440
Society and Culture2,0147.58.91,5725.97.7+442
Creative Arts2560.93.22440.92.7+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0864.03.61,0193.83.5+67
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.190.00.0+17
Not stated or inadequately described8743.22.91,0634.03.8-189
No qualification10,85040.231.512,31246.236.4-1,462

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 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 : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 10.7% Architecture and Building, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 2.9% Health, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 8.6% Education, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 5.8% Management and Commerce, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 9.9% Society and Culture, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 7.5% Creative Arts, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: 40.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +43 Information Technology, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +68 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +201 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +103 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +49 Health, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +366 Education, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +149 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +440 Society and Culture, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +442 Creative Arts, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +12 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +67 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: -189 No qualification, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: -1,462
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 field of qualifications in the City of Greater Shepparton shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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 qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Greater Shepparton increased by 306 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Greater Shepparton were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+442 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+440 people)
  • Health (+366 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+201 people)

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