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Local workers - Field of qualification - Retail Trade

Within the City of Albany, there are more Retail Trade with Management and Commerce 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 Albany;
  • 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 Albany.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Albany in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Albany - Retail Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences110.6--80.4--+3
Information Technology351.8--221.1--+13
Engineering and Related Technologies1346.836.41246.135.7+10
Architecture and Building241.2--251.2---1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies412.1--402.0--+1
Health844.3--592.9--+25
Education351.8--422.1---7
Management and Commerce1899.612.11668.27.1+23
Society and Culture924.7--723.6--+20
Creative Arts432.2--391.9--+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services974.9--1035.1---6
Mixed Field Programmes50.3--00.0--+5
Not stated or inadequately described281.4--653.2---37
No qualification1,14958.451.51,25862.257.1-109

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Engineering and Related Technologies, Mining: 36.4% Management and Commerce, Mining: 12.1% No qualification, Mining: 51.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Retail Trade: 0.6% Information Technology, Retail Trade: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 6.8% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 1.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 2.1% Health, Retail Trade: 4.3% Education, Retail Trade: 1.8% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 9.6% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 4.7% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 4.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Retail Trade: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 1.4% No qualification, Retail Trade: 58.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +3 Information Technology, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +13 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +10 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +1 Health, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +25 Education, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -7 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +23 Society and Culture, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +20 Creative Arts, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -6 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -37 No qualification, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -109
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 fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (189 people or 9.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (134 people or 6.8%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (97 people or 4.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 420 people in total or 21.3% of the Retail Trade .

In comparison, the Mining workforce within City of Albany employed 12.1% in Management and Commerce; 36.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and % in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Albany and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.9% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.3% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.8% compared to 36.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+25 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+23 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+20 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+13 local workers)

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