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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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham'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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham, 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 Rockingham 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences5981.22.33971.12.1+201
Information Technology6161.31.63881.11.5+228
Engineering and Related Technologies8,03816.713.86,14116.912.7+1,897
Architecture and Building2,0894.34.11,4504.03.6+639
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4981.01.54171.11.5+81
Health2,4175.06.31,4644.05.6+953
Education2,2074.65.21,4333.95.0+774
Management and Commerce4,2648.911.42,7007.410.0+1,564
Society and Culture2,7305.76.21,6464.55.4+1,084
Creative Arts5451.11.93020.81.7+243
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9464.03.41,3433.73.1+603
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.1200.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1,6923.53.21,5704.34.0+122
No qualification20,42742.538.917,04946.943.6+3,378

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 Rockingham: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Rockingham: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham: 16.7% Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham: 1.0% Health, City of Rockingham: 5.0% Education, City of Rockingham: 4.6% Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham: 8.9% Society and Culture, City of Rockingham: 5.7% Creative Arts, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham: 3.5% No qualification, City of Rockingham: 42.5%
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 Rockingham: +201 Information Technology, City of Rockingham: +228 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham: +1,897 Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham: +639 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham: +81 Health, City of Rockingham: +953 Education, City of Rockingham: +774 Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham: +1,564 Society and Culture, City of Rockingham: +1,084 Creative Arts, City of Rockingham: +243 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham: +603 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham: +122 No qualification, City of Rockingham: +3,378
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 Rockingham shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,038 people or 16.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,264 people or 8.9%)
  • Society and Culture (2,730 people or 5.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,032 people in total or 31.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 6.2% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (16.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (5.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Rockingham increased by 11,773 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 Rockingham were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,897 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,564 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+1,084 local labour force)
  • Health (+953 local labour force)

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