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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Wyndham 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 Wyndham'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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham, 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 Wyndham 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,1602.22.41,3691.82.2+791
Information Technology6,1936.33.13,3634.42.7+2,830
Engineering and Related Technologies11,46911.710.19,46712.310.4+2,002
Architecture and Building3,4333.54.62,6543.44.2+779
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8260.81.66630.91.5+163
Health5,5255.67.53,7904.96.7+1,735
Education3,7863.85.52,5823.35.0+1,204
Management and Commerce16,74917.015.010,96914.213.3+5,780
Society and Culture7,5727.78.94,7946.27.7+2,778
Creative Arts1,7271.83.21,2551.62.7+472
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,0264.13.62,8073.63.5+1,219
Mixed Field Programmes1010.10.1330.00.0+68
Not stated or inadequately described2,9333.02.93,0463.93.8-113
No qualification31,90132.431.530,46439.436.4+1,437

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 Wyndham - All industries: 2.2% Information Technology, City of Wyndham - All industries: 6.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham - All industries: 11.7% Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham - All industries: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham - All industries: 0.8% Health, City of Wyndham - All industries: 5.6% Education, City of Wyndham - All industries: 3.8% Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham - All industries: 17.0% Society and Culture, City of Wyndham - All industries: 7.7% Creative Arts, City of Wyndham - All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, City of Wyndham - All industries: 32.4%
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 Wyndham - All industries: +791 Information Technology, City of Wyndham - All industries: +2,830 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham - All industries: +2,002 Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham - All industries: +779 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham - All industries: +163 Health, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,735 Education, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,204 Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham - All industries: +5,780 Society and Culture, City of Wyndham - All industries: +2,778 Creative Arts, City of Wyndham - All industries: +472 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,219 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham - All industries: +68 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham - All industries: -113 No qualification, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,437
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 Wyndham shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,749 people or 17.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,469 people or 11.7%)
  • Society and Culture (7,572 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,790 people in total or 36.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Victoria employed 15.0% in Management and Commerce; 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (6.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (17.0% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (3.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Wyndham increased by 21,145 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 Wyndham were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+5,780 people)
  • Information Technology (+2,830 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,778 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2,002 people)

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