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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Mandurah, 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 Mandurah;
  • 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 Mandurah.

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 Mandurah - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1130.72.3980.72.2+15
Information Technology1570.91.61310.91.5+26
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2307.314.11,1347.513.0+96
Architecture and Building5493.34.15383.63.5+11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2021.21.61721.11.6+30
Health1,2477.46.39206.15.8+327
Education1,3858.25.21,0657.15.2+320
Management and Commerce1,6519.811.51,2318.210.2+420
Society and Culture1,2257.36.37995.35.6+426
Creative Arts1821.11.91631.11.7+19
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8204.93.46574.43.1+163
Mixed Field Programmes60.00.190.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described4592.72.95523.73.5-93
No qualification7,65845.438.77,56150.343.2+97

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 Mandurah: 0.7% Information Technology, City of Mandurah: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah: 7.3% Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah: 1.2% Health, City of Mandurah: 7.4% Education, City of Mandurah: 8.2% Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah: 9.8% Society and Culture, City of Mandurah: 7.3% Creative Arts, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah: 4.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah: 2.7% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 45.4%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Mandurah - All industries: +15 Information Technology, City of Mandurah - All industries: +26 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - All industries: +96 Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - All industries: +11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - All industries: +30 Health, City of Mandurah - All industries: +327 Education, City of Mandurah - All industries: +320 Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - All industries: +420 Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - All industries: +426 Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - All industries: +19 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - All industries: +163 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - All industries: -93 No qualification, City of Mandurah - All industries: +97
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 (1,651 people or 9.8%)
  • Education (1,385 people or 8.2%)
  • Health (1,247 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,283 people in total or 25.4% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.5% in Management and Commerce; 5.2% in Education; and 6.3% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.3% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+426 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+420 local workers)
  • Health (+327 local workers)
  • Education (+320 local workers)

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