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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Albany 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 Albany's resident workforce, 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 Albany 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 Albany, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Albany 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2351.52.52231.52.3+12
Information Technology1641.01.81220.81.6+42
Engineering and Related Technologies1,82211.414.11,58010.513.8+242
Architecture and Building7554.74.36994.64.1+56
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6374.01.65473.61.5+90
Health1,3058.27.51,0517.06.3+254
Education1,1106.95.88986.05.2+212
Management and Commerce1,5049.413.01,2998.611.4+205
Society and Culture1,2607.97.31,0166.86.2+244
Creative Arts2601.62.12311.51.9+29
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5883.73.75163.43.4+72
Mixed Field Programmes150.10.170.00.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described4322.72.54783.23.2-46
No qualification5,90036.933.76,37342.438.9-473

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia : 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia : 14.1% Architecture and Building, Western Australia : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia : 1.6% Health, Western Australia : 7.5% Education, Western Australia : 5.8% Management and Commerce, Western Australia : 13.0% Society and Culture, Western Australia : 7.3% Creative Arts, Western Australia : 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia : 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia : 2.5% No qualification, Western Australia : 33.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany - All industries: 1.5% Information Technology, City of Albany - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - All industries: 11.4% Architecture and Building, City of Albany - All industries: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - All industries: 4.0% Health, City of Albany - All industries: 8.2% Education, City of Albany - All industries: 6.9% Management and Commerce, City of Albany - All industries: 9.4% Society and Culture, City of Albany - All industries: 7.9% Creative Arts, City of Albany - All industries: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, City of Albany - All industries: 36.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany - All industries: +12 Information Technology, City of Albany - All industries: +42 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - All industries: +242 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - All industries: +56 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - All industries: +90 Health, City of Albany - All industries: +254 Education, City of Albany - All industries: +212 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - All industries: +205 Society and Culture, City of Albany - All industries: +244 Creative Arts, City of Albany - All industries: +29 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - All industries: +72 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - All industries: -46 No qualification, City of Albany - All industries: -473
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Albany shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,822 people or 11.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,504 people or 9.4%)
  • Health (1,305 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,631 people in total or 29.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.0% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (6.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.4% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Albany increased by 947 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Albany were for those qualified in:

  • Health (+254 people)
  • Society and Culture (+244 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+242 people)
  • Education (+212 people)

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