City of Fremantle

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Fremantle.

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 Fremantle;
  • 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 Fremantle.

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 Fremantle - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences7332.652.665912.372.47+142
Information Technology5181.872.063381.351.79+180
Engineering and Related Technologies2,7259.8813.742,83311.3814.41-108
Architecture and Building1,0973.973.961,0354.164.34+62
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3841.391.583551.421.57+29
Management and Commerce3,99014.4713.883,29913.2612.92+691
Society and Culture2,87910.448.152,2228.937.23+657
Creative Arts1,2044.362.458923.582.11+312
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2434.503.881,1224.513.72+121
Mixed Field Programmes260.090.08370.140.10-11
Not stated or inadequately described8082.932.906462.592.49+162
No qualification7,89228.6330.148,06832.4333.59-176
Total Persons27,564100.00100.0024,877100.00100.00+2,687

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:

  • Management and Commerce (3,990 people or 14.5%)
  • Society and Culture (2,879 people or 10.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,725 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,594 people in total or34.8% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.2% in Society and Culture and 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.9% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (4.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.1% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+691.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+657.00 local workers)
  • Health (+323.00 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+312.00 local workers)

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