Town of Cambridge

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Health is the most common qualification for workers in the Town of Cambridge.

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 Town of Cambridge;
  • 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 Town of Cambridge.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Town of Cambridge - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4893.492.664753.622.47+14
Information Technology3082.202.062591.971.79+49
Engineering and Related Technologies6704.7813.746785.1614.41-8
Architecture and Building4363.113.964673.554.34-31
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1431.021.581010.761.57+42
Management and Commerce2,35516.8313.882,20516.8012.92+150
Society and Culture1,2809.148.151,1328.627.23+148
Creative Arts4693.352.454123.142.11+57
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5333.803.884263.243.72+107
Mixed Field Programmes110.070.08140.100.10-3
Not stated or inadequately described3072.192.902301.752.49+77
No qualification3,17422.6830.143,16524.1233.59+9
Total Persons13,992100.00100.0013,119100.00100.00+873

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Health (2,853 people or 20.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,355 people or 16.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,280 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,488 people in total or46.4% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.5% in Health; 13.9% in Management and Commerce and 8.2% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Town of Cambridge and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (20.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (4.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.8% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.1% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+150.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+148.00 local workers)
  • Health (+148.00 local workers)
  • Education (+114.00 local workers)

Town of Cambridge

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