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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale;
  • 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences240.82.3160.62.2+8
Information Technology150.51.6130.51.5+2
Engineering and Related Technologies33810.714.131411.913.0+24
Architecture and Building1344.24.1903.43.5+44
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1033.31.6702.61.6+33
Health1254.06.3993.75.8+26
Education2287.25.21515.75.2+77
Management and Commerce2166.811.51636.210.2+53
Society and Culture1404.46.3883.35.6+52
Creative Arts511.61.9291.11.7+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1123.53.4893.43.1+23
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described852.72.91023.93.5-17
No qualification1,59150.338.71,41853.743.2+173

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.8% Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.7% Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.3% Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.0% Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.2% Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.8% Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.4% Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.7% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 50.3%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +8 Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +24 Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +44 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +33 Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +26 Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +77 Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +53 Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +52 Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +23 Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: -17 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +173
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 (338 people or 10.7%)
  • Education (228 people or 7.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (216 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 782 people in total or 24.7% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.7% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Education (+77 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+53 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+52 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+44 local workers)

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