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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Albany - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Public Administration and SafetyNumber%. Public Administration and Safety2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2351.53.82231.55.1+12
Information Technology1641.01.21220.81.3+42
Engineering and Related Technologies1,82211.410.71,58010.59.5+242
Architecture and Building7554.74.56994.63.7+56
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6374.08.25473.68.5+90
Health1,3058.26.91,0517.04.8+254
Education1,1106.93.88986.02.3+212
Management and Commerce1,5049.413.61,2998.612.6+205
Society and Culture1,2607.916.11,0166.814.7+244
Creative Arts2601.61.22311.52.3+29
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5883.72.25163.41.7+72
Mixed Field Programmes150.1070.00+8
Not stated or inadequately described4322.73.04783.22.8-46
No qualification5,90036.925.06,37342.430.7-473
Total Persons15,987100.0100.015,040100.0100.0+947

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Albany shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the City of Albany employed 10.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.6% in Management and Commerce and 6.9% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Albany and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.9% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (6.9% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Albany was for those qualified in:

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

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