City of Gosnells

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Gosnells than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the City of Gosnells's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the City of Gosnells or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Gosnells, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Gosnells - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0442.02.58551.72.3+189
Information Technology1,3502.61.81,0712.11.6+279
Engineering and Related Technologies7,76814.714.17,09113.913.8+677
Architecture and Building1,8013.44.31,7173.44.1+84
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4930.91.65111.01.5-18
Management and Commerce6,84612.913.05,70111.211.4+1,145
Society and Culture3,5306.77.32,7725.46.2+758
Creative Arts7761.52.17191.41.9+57
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0603.93.71,8463.63.4+214
Mixed Field Programmes730.10.1340.10.1+39
Not stated or inadequately described1,3432.52.51,8663.73.2-523
No qualification20,52038.833.722,67044.438.9-2,150
Total Persons52,934100.0100.051,069100.0100.0+1,865

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Gosnells shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,768 people or 14.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (6,846 people or 12.9%)
  • Society and Culture (3,530 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,144 people in total or 34.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.0% in Management and Commerce and 7.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Gosnells and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (3.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (2.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Gosnells increased by 1,865 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Gosnells was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,145 resident workers)
  • Health (+796 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+758 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+677 resident workers)

City of Gosnells

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