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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1251.42.3671.12.1+58
Information Technology841.01.6470.71.5+37
Engineering and Related Technologies1,40415.913.81,02716.112.7+377
Architecture and Building4124.74.12363.73.6+176
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1621.81.51312.11.5+31
Health4344.96.32834.45.6+151
Education3584.15.22363.75.0+122
Management and Commerce7188.111.44637.310.0+255
Society and Culture4445.06.22433.85.4+201
Creative Arts931.11.9600.91.7+33
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3123.53.41933.03.1+119
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.150.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described2683.03.22724.34.0-4
No qualification3,98745.238.93,10348.743.6+884

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.4% Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 15.9% Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.9% Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.1% Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.1% Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.0% Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.0% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 45.2%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +58 Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +37 Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +377 Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +176 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +31 Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +151 Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +122 Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +255 Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +201 Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +33 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +119 Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -4 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +884
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,404 people or 15.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (718 people or 8.1%)
  • Society and Culture (444 people or 5.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,566 people in total or 29.1% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.9% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.1% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (5.0% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 2,446 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+377 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+255 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+201 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+176 local labour force)

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