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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Rockingham, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Rockingham;
  • 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 Rockingham.

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 Rockingham - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2711.12.32191.12.2+52
Information Technology2621.11.62001.01.5+62
Engineering and Related Technologies2,65811.014.12,36412.313.0+294
Architecture and Building6812.84.15402.83.5+141
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2160.91.62121.11.6+4
Health1,7517.26.31,0355.45.8+716
Education2,1648.95.21,5538.15.2+611
Management and Commerce2,0598.511.51,4447.510.2+615
Society and Culture1,7147.16.31,0885.75.6+626
Creative Arts3371.41.91780.91.7+159
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1404.73.47994.23.1+341
Mixed Field Programmes100.00.1190.10.1-9
Not stated or inadequately described7002.92.96593.43.5+41
No qualification10,26542.438.78,90146.343.2+1,364

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 Rockingham: 1.1% Information Technology, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham: 11.0% Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham: 0.9% Health, City of Rockingham: 7.2% Education, City of Rockingham: 8.9% Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham: 8.5% Society and Culture, City of Rockingham: 7.1% Creative Arts, City of Rockingham: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham: 4.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham: 2.9% No qualification, City of Rockingham: 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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Rockingham - All industries: +52 Information Technology, City of Rockingham - All industries: +62 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +294 Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham - All industries: +141 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +4 Health, City of Rockingham - All industries: +716 Education, City of Rockingham - All industries: +611 Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham - All industries: +615 Society and Culture, City of Rockingham - All industries: +626 Creative Arts, City of Rockingham - All industries: +159 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham - All industries: +341 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham - All industries: -9 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham - All industries: +41 No qualification, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,364
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,658 people or 11.0%)
  • Education (2,164 people or 8.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,059 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,881 people in total or 28.4% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.2% in Education; and 11.5% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.8% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+716 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+626 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+615 local workers)
  • Education (+611 local workers)

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