City of Canning

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Canning.

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 Canning;
  • 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 Canning.

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
City of Canning - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,2582.052.661,0931.992.47+165
Information Technology1,2252.002.061,0621.931.79+163
Engineering and Related Technologies10,42617.0613.749,64817.5714.41+778
Architecture and Building1,8893.093.961,8433.354.34+46
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5640.921.584750.861.57+89
Management and Commerce8,77314.3613.887,05012.8412.92+1,723
Society and Culture3,7866.198.152,9795.427.23+807
Creative Arts1,3242.162.459101.652.11+414
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2063.613.881,7743.233.72+432
Mixed Field Programmes660.100.08880.160.10-22
Not stated or inadequately described1,8463.022.901,3702.492.49+476
No qualification21,80535.6930.1421,52639.2133.59+279
Total Persons61,089100.00100.0054,890100.00100.00+6,199

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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,426 people or 17.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (8,773 people or 14.4%)
  • Society and Culture (3,786 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,985 people in total or37.6% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 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 City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (17.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (4.4% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,723.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+807.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+778.00 local workers)
  • Health (+591.00 local workers)

City of Canning

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