City of Cockburn

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

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

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 Cockburn;
  • 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 Cockburn.

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 Cockburn - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0652.122.666491.552.47+416
Information Technology8381.672.065911.411.79+247
Engineering and Related Technologies10,07920.1413.748,93421.4314.41+1,145
Architecture and Building2,0044.003.961,8294.384.34+175
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6001.191.585301.271.57+70
Management and Commerce6,38012.7513.884,93611.8412.92+1,444
Society and Culture3,0596.118.152,1805.237.23+879
Creative Arts1,0082.012.456971.672.11+311
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7863.563.881,4573.493.72+329
Mixed Field Programmes330.060.08530.120.10-20
Not stated or inadequately described1,5183.032.901,0492.512.49+469
No qualification16,30232.5830.1414,80735.5233.59+1,495
Total Persons50,034100.00100.0041,679100.00100.00+8,355

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 (10,079 people or 20.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (6,380 people or 12.8%)
  • Society and Culture (3,059 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,518 people in total or39.0% 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 Cockburn and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (20.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,444.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,145.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+879.00 local workers)
  • Health (+793.00 local workers)

City of Cockburn

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