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Local workers - Field of qualification - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Within the City of Albany, there are more Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 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 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences31.64.073.55.6-4
Information Technology----0.9----1.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies8445.49.76331.39.0+21
Architecture and Building84.34.6136.52.8-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies105.48.294.58.5+1
Health00.06.231.54.5-3
Education----4.0----2.2--
Management and Commerce2111.413.5178.513.2+4
Society and Culture84.317.800.015.2+8
Creative Arts31.60.542.02.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.02.252.52.0-5
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described31.63.363.03.0-3
No qualification4524.325.27436.830.7-29

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 Natural and Physical Sciences, Public Administration and Safety: 4.0% Information Technology, Public Administration and Safety: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Public Administration and Safety: 9.7% Architecture and Building, Public Administration and Safety: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 8.2% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 6.2% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 4.0% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 13.5% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 17.8% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Public Administration and Safety: 2.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Public Administration and Safety: 3.3% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 25.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 45.4% Architecture and Building, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 5.4% Health, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 11.4% Society and Culture, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 4.3% Creative Arts, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.6% No qualification, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 24.3%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +21 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Health, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +4 Society and Culture, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +8 Creative Arts, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 No qualification, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -29
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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (84 people or 45.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (21 people or 11.4%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10 people or 5.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 115 people in total or 62.2% of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services .

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce within City of Albany employed 9.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 8.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the City of Albany and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (45.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.3% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (0.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (0.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+21 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+8 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-5 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-5 local workers)

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