City of Armadale

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Health is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Armadale.

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 the City of Armadale;
  • 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 the City of Armadale.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Armadale - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences3361.582.662431.382.47+93
Information Technology2921.372.061760.991.79+116
Engineering and Related Technologies2,0459.6413.741,77910.1014.41+266
Architecture and Building6853.233.966373.614.34+48
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2811.321.582441.381.57+37
Management and Commerce2,25110.6113.881,6529.3812.92+599
Society and Culture1,9249.078.151,4488.227.23+476
Creative Arts4282.012.453001.702.11+128
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8854.173.887364.173.72+149
Mixed Field Programmes140.060.08140.070.10--
Not stated or inadequately described5502.592.904122.332.49+138
No qualification6,83432.2330.146,49636.8933.59+338
Total Persons21,202100.00100.0017,608100.00100.00+3,594

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (2,367 people or 11.2%)
  • Education (2,310 people or 10.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,251 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,928 people in total or32.7% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.5% in Health; 6.0% in Education and 13.9% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.6% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.2% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Armadale between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Education (+701.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+599.00 local workers)
  • Health (+505.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+476.00 local workers)

City of Armadale

economic profile