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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Mandurah 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 Mandurah's local resident workers, 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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah, 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 Mandurah 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2731.02.31810.92.1+92
Information Technology2921.11.61890.91.5+103
Engineering and Related Technologies3,97614.313.82,98114.112.7+995
Architecture and Building1,3915.04.19904.73.6+401
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3971.41.52721.31.5+125
Health1,4505.26.39114.35.6+539
Education1,5555.65.21,0605.05.0+495
Management and Commerce2,4078.711.41,4737.010.0+934
Society and Culture1,3885.06.28043.85.4+584
Creative Arts2620.91.91770.81.7+85
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1484.13.47883.73.1+360
Mixed Field Programmes170.10.180.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described1,0083.63.29224.44.0+86
No qualification12,16443.938.910,33149.043.6+1,833

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 Mandurah: 1.0% Information Technology, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah: 14.3% Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah: 1.4% Health, City of Mandurah: 5.2% Education, City of Mandurah: 5.6% Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah: 8.7% Society and Culture, City of Mandurah: 5.0% Creative Arts, City of Mandurah: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah: 3.6% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 43.9%
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 Mandurah: +92 Information Technology, City of Mandurah: +103 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah: +995 Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah: +401 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah: +125 Health, City of Mandurah: +539 Education, City of Mandurah: +495 Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah: +934 Society and Culture, City of Mandurah: +584 Creative Arts, City of Mandurah: +85 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah: +360 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah: +86 No qualification, City of Mandurah: +1,833
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 Mandurah shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,976 people or 14.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,407 people or 8.7%)
  • Education (1,555 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,938 people in total or 28.6% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 5.2% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Health (5.2% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in the City of Mandurah increased by 6,641 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Mandurah were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+995 local resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+934 local resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+584 local resident workers)
  • Health (+539 local resident workers)

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