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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Albany 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 Albany's local labour force, 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 Albany 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 Albany, 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
City of Albany 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2231.52.31811.32.1+42
Information Technology1150.81.6940.71.5+21
Engineering and Related Technologies1,58110.513.81,3819.912.7+200
Architecture and Building6964.64.15734.13.6+123
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5523.71.55043.61.5+48
Health1,0487.06.38616.25.6+187
Education8945.95.27965.75.0+98
Management and Commerce1,2998.611.41,0827.710.0+217
Society and Culture1,0236.86.27745.55.4+249
Creative Arts2401.61.91691.21.7+71
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5113.43.44323.13.1+79
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.1140.10.1-11
Not stated or inadequately described4723.13.25564.04.0-84
No qualification6,37142.438.96,57547.043.6-204

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia: 2.3% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.5% Health, Western Australia: 6.3% Education, Western Australia: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 11.4% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 6.2% Creative Arts, Western Australia: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia: 3.2% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany: 1.5% Information Technology, City of Albany: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany: 10.5% Architecture and Building, City of Albany: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany: 3.7% Health, City of Albany: 7.0% Education, City of Albany: 5.9% Management and Commerce, City of Albany: 8.6% Society and Culture, City of Albany: 6.8% Creative Arts, City of Albany: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany: 3.1% No qualification, City of Albany: 42.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany: +42 Information Technology, City of Albany: +21 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany: +200 Architecture and Building, City of Albany: +123 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany: +48 Health, City of Albany: +187 Education, City of Albany: +98 Management and Commerce, City of Albany: +217 Society and Culture, City of Albany: +249 Creative Arts, City of Albany: +71 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany: +79 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany: -11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany: -84 No qualification, City of Albany: -204
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Albany shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,581 people or 10.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,299 people or 8.6%)
  • Health (1,048 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,928 people in total or 26.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 6.3% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (10.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Albany increased by 1,036 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Albany were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+249 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+217 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+200 local labour force)
  • Health (+187 local labour force)

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