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Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Within the City of Albany, there are more Accommodation and Food Services with Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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 - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.650.53.5-5
Information Technology100.9--70.8--+3
Engineering and Related Technologies565.145.4232.531.3+33
Architecture and Building161.54.3111.26.5+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies201.85.4121.34.5+8
Health373.40.0212.31.5+16
Education222.0--202.2--+2
Management and Commerce1039.411.4667.18.5+37
Society and Culture534.84.3414.40.0+12
Creative Arts121.11.6151.62.0-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services12211.10.09610.42.5+26
Mixed Field Programmes40.4--00.0--+4
Not stated or inadequately described191.71.6323.53.0-13
No qualification62456.824.357862.436.8+46

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, 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% Natural and Physical Sciences, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 5.1% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.8% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.4% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 9.4% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 4.8% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 11.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.7% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 56.8%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Information Technology, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +33 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +8 Health, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +16 Education, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +37 Society and Culture, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +12 Creative Arts, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +26 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: -13 No qualification, City of Albany - Accommodation and Food Services: +46
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 Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (122 people or 11.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (103 people or 9.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (56 people or 5.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 281 people in total or 25.6% of the Accommodation and Food Services .

In comparison, the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce within City of Albany employed 0.0% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 45.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (11.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.4% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (5.1% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.8% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+37 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+33 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+26 local workers)
  • Health (+16 local workers)

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