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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Stonnington, 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 Stonnington;
  • 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 Stonnington.

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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2412.32.49992.02.2+242
Information Technology1,5892.93.11,3002.62.7+289
Engineering and Related Technologies2,5974.710.12,3544.610.3+243
Architecture and Building2,6334.84.61,9933.94.2+640
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3980.71.63680.71.5+30
Health5,2619.67.54,3408.66.7+921
Education2,7505.05.52,5675.15.0+183
Management and Commerce10,27418.715.08,58216.913.3+1,692
Society and Culture5,0009.18.94,2638.47.7+737
Creative Arts3,7906.93.23,2316.42.7+559
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,8225.13.62,7205.43.5+102
Mixed Field Programmes540.10.1360.10.0+18
Not stated or inadequately described1,5392.82.91,8213.63.8-282
No qualification15,02327.331.616,13431.836.4-1,111

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 Stonnington: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Stonnington: 2.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Stonnington: 4.7% Architecture and Building, City of Stonnington: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Stonnington: 0.7% Health, City of Stonnington: 9.6% Education, City of Stonnington: 5.0% Management and Commerce, City of Stonnington: 18.7% Society and Culture, City of Stonnington: 9.1% Creative Arts, City of Stonnington: 6.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Stonnington: 5.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Stonnington: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Stonnington: 2.8% No qualification, City of Stonnington: 27.3%
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 Stonnington - All industries: +242 Information Technology, City of Stonnington - All industries: +289 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Stonnington - All industries: +243 Architecture and Building, City of Stonnington - All industries: +640 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Stonnington - All industries: +30 Health, City of Stonnington - All industries: +921 Education, City of Stonnington - All industries: +183 Management and Commerce, City of Stonnington - All industries: +1,692 Society and Culture, City of Stonnington - All industries: +737 Creative Arts, City of Stonnington - All industries: +559 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Stonnington - All industries: +102 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Stonnington - All industries: +18 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Stonnington - All industries: -282 No qualification, City of Stonnington - All industries: -1,111
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 (10,274 people or 18.7%)
  • Health (5,261 people or 9.6%)
  • Society and Culture (5,000 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,535 people in total or 37.3% of the .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (6.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (4.7% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,692 local workers)
  • Health (+921 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+737 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+640 local workers)

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