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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Stonnington 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 Stonnington'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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington, 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 Stonnington 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,8043.22.41,7083.42.2+96
Information Technology2,1673.83.11,8863.72.7+281
Engineering and Related Technologies3,3686.010.13,0075.910.4+361
Architecture and Building2,1093.74.61,6933.34.2+416
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3840.71.63950.81.5-11
Health5,4469.67.54,6359.16.7+811
Education2,5824.65.52,4124.75.0+170
Management and Commerce13,63524.115.011,41022.413.3+2,225
Society and Culture7,02812.48.96,18812.27.7+840
Creative Arts3,7926.73.23,0225.92.7+770
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5572.83.61,4922.93.5+65
Mixed Field Programmes430.10.1220.00.0+21
Not stated or inadequately described1,5002.72.91,6633.33.8-163
No qualification11,10719.731.511,38722.436.4-280

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 Stonnington - All industries: 3.2% Information Technology, City of Stonnington - All industries: 3.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Stonnington - All industries: 6.0% Architecture and Building, City of Stonnington - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Stonnington - All industries: 0.7% Health, City of Stonnington - All industries: 9.6% Education, City of Stonnington - All industries: 4.6% Management and Commerce, City of Stonnington - All industries: 24.1% Society and Culture, City of Stonnington - All industries: 12.4% Creative Arts, City of Stonnington - All industries: 6.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Stonnington - All industries: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Stonnington - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Stonnington - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, City of Stonnington - All industries: 19.7%
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 Stonnington - All industries: +96 Information Technology, City of Stonnington - All industries: +281 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Stonnington - All industries: +361 Architecture and Building, City of Stonnington - All industries: +416 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Stonnington - All industries: -11 Health, City of Stonnington - All industries: +811 Education, City of Stonnington - All industries: +170 Management and Commerce, City of Stonnington - All industries: +2,225 Society and Culture, City of Stonnington - All industries: +840 Creative Arts, City of Stonnington - All industries: +770 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Stonnington - All industries: +65 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Stonnington - All industries: +21 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Stonnington - All industries: -163 No qualification, City of Stonnington - All industries: -280
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 Stonnington shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (13,635 people or 24.1%)
  • Society and Culture (7,028 people or 12.4%)
  • Health (5,446 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,109 people in total or 46.2% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Stonnington and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (24.1% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (6.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (12.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.0% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Stonnington increased by 5,602 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 Stonnington were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,225 people)
  • Society and Culture (+840 people)
  • Health (+811 people)
  • Creative Arts (+770 people)

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