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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Albany, there are more 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 - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2291.52.52111.52.3+18
Information Technology1491.01.81120.81.6+37
Engineering and Related Technologies1,54510.414.41,3379.714.0+208
Architecture and Building5833.94.35273.84.1+56
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5793.91.64953.61.5+84
Health1,3469.17.51,0897.96.3+257
Education1,0967.45.78826.45.1+214
Management and Commerce1,50510.212.91,2799.311.4+226
Society and Culture1,2518.47.21,0057.36.2+246
Creative Arts2401.62.12231.61.9+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5643.83.74793.53.4+85
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.180.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described3992.72.54163.03.2-17
No qualification5,32435.933.65,70941.538.8-385

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, Western Australia: 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.6% Health, Western Australia: 7.5% Education, Western Australia: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 7.2% 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: 33.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany: 1.5% Information Technology, City of Albany: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany: 10.4% Architecture and Building, City of Albany: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany: 3.9% Health, City of Albany: 9.1% Education, City of Albany: 7.4% Management and Commerce, City of Albany: 10.2% Society and Culture, City of Albany: 8.4% Creative Arts, City of Albany: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany: 2.7% No qualification, City of Albany: 35.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Albany - All industries: +18 Information Technology, City of Albany - All industries: +37 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Albany - All industries: +208 Architecture and Building, City of Albany - All industries: +56 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Albany - All industries: +84 Health, City of Albany - All industries: +257 Education, City of Albany - All industries: +214 Management and Commerce, City of Albany - All industries: +226 Society and Culture, City of Albany - All industries: +246 Creative Arts, City of Albany - All industries: +17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Albany - All industries: +85 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Albany - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Albany - All industries: -17 No qualification, City of Albany - All industries: -385
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,545 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,505 people or 10.2%)
  • Health (1,346 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,396 people in total or 29.7% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.9% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.4% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+257 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+246 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+226 local workers)
  • Education (+214 local workers)

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