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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Albany, 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 Albany;
  • 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 Albany.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Albany - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2171.72.31601.32.2+57
Information Technology1070.81.6870.71.5+20
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2079.514.11,1619.513.0+46
Architecture and Building4833.84.14243.53.5+59
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4573.61.64393.61.6+18
Health1,0328.26.38386.85.8+194
Education8486.75.27826.45.2+66
Management and Commerce1,2199.611.51,0418.510.2+178
Society and Culture9747.76.37596.25.6+215
Creative Arts2021.61.91521.21.7+50
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4403.53.43893.23.1+51
Mixed Field Programmes60.00.1120.10.1-6
Not stated or inadequately described3222.52.94243.53.5-102
No qualification5,13340.638.75,57345.543.2-440

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia: 2.3% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 14.1% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.6% Health, Western Australia: 6.3% Education, Western Australia: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 11.5% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 6.3% 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: 2.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany: 1.7% Information Technology, City of Albany: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany: 9.5% Architecture and Building, City of Albany: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany: 3.6% Health, City of Albany: 8.2% Education, City of Albany: 6.7% Management and Commerce, City of Albany: 9.6% Society and Culture, City of Albany: 7.7% Creative Arts, City of Albany: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany: 2.5% No qualification, City of Albany: 40.6%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany - All industries: +57 Information Technology, City of Albany - All industries: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - All industries: +46 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - All industries: +59 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - All industries: +18 Health, City of Albany - All industries: +194 Education, City of Albany - All industries: +66 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - All industries: +178 Society and Culture, City of Albany - All industries: +215 Creative Arts, City of Albany - All industries: +50 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - All industries: +51 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - All industries: -6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - All industries: -102 No qualification, City of Albany - All industries: -440
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,219 people or 9.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,207 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (1,032 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,458 people in total or 27.3% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.5% in Management and Commerce; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.3% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.6% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the City of Albany between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+215 local workers)
  • Health (+194 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+178 local workers)
  • Education (+66 local workers)

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