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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Greater Shepparton, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Greater Shepparton;
  • 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 Greater Shepparton.

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 Greater Shepparton 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 Greater Shepparton - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3401.22.43051.12.2+35
Information Technology2380.83.11720.62.7+66
Engineering and Related Technologies2,91210.410.12,7099.710.3+203
Architecture and Building9673.54.68943.24.2+73
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8373.01.67612.71.5+76
Health2,6359.47.52,2178.06.7+418
Education1,6675.95.51,5025.45.0+165
Management and Commerce2,85710.215.02,4498.813.3+408
Society and Culture2,2177.98.91,7356.27.7+482
Creative Arts2851.03.22640.92.7+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1244.03.61,0523.83.5+72
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.190.00.0+17
Not stated or inadequately described9193.32.91,0913.93.8-172
No qualification10,99639.231.612,65445.536.4-1,658

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 Greater Shepparton: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Shepparton: 10.4% Architecture and Building, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.0% Health, City of Greater Shepparton: 9.4% Education, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.9% Management and Commerce, City of Greater Shepparton: 10.2% Society and Culture, City of Greater Shepparton: 7.9% Creative Arts, City of Greater Shepparton: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.3% No qualification, City of Greater Shepparton: 39.2%
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 Greater Shepparton - All industries: +35 Information Technology, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +66 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +203 Architecture and Building, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +73 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +76 Health, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +418 Education, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +165 Management and Commerce, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +408 Society and Culture, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +482 Creative Arts, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +72 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: -172 No qualification, City of Greater Shepparton - All industries: -1,658
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,912 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,857 people or 10.2%)
  • Health (2,635 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,404 people in total or 30.0% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Greater Shepparton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+482 local workers)
  • Health (+418 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+408 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+203 local workers)

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