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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Wyndham, 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 Wyndham;
  • 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 Wyndham.

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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1671.92.47911.62.2+376
Information Technology1,5382.53.18871.82.7+651
Engineering and Related Technologies6,73110.910.15,53011.410.3+1,201
Architecture and Building2,1583.54.61,6263.44.2+532
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6891.11.65091.11.5+180
Health3,3835.57.52,1914.56.7+1,192
Education4,4427.25.52,8765.95.0+1,566
Management and Commerce8,23513.315.05,07110.513.3+3,164
Society and Culture4,9338.08.92,9166.07.7+2,017
Creative Arts1,0571.73.26741.42.7+383
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2183.63.61,5713.23.5+647
Mixed Field Programmes690.10.1190.00.0+50
Not stated or inadequately described1,8212.92.92,0174.23.8-196
No qualification23,47237.931.621,76944.936.4+1,703

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 Wyndham: 1.9% Information Technology, City of Wyndham: 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham: 10.9% Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham: 1.1% Health, City of Wyndham: 5.5% Education, City of Wyndham: 7.2% Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham: 13.3% Society and Culture, City of Wyndham: 8.0% Creative Arts, City of Wyndham: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham: 2.9% No qualification, City of Wyndham: 37.9%
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 Wyndham - All industries: +376 Information Technology, City of Wyndham - All industries: +651 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,201 Architecture and Building, City of Wyndham - All industries: +532 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Wyndham - All industries: +180 Health, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,192 Education, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,566 Management and Commerce, City of Wyndham - All industries: +3,164 Society and Culture, City of Wyndham - All industries: +2,017 Creative Arts, City of Wyndham - All industries: +383 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Wyndham - All industries: +647 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Wyndham - All industries: +50 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Wyndham - All industries: -196 No qualification, City of Wyndham - All industries: +1,703
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 (8,235 people or 13.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,731 people or 10.9%)
  • Society and Culture (4,933 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,899 people in total or 32.1% of the .

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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+3,164 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,017 local workers)
  • Education (+1,566 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,201 local workers)

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