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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6,1882.72.55,2902.52.3+898
Information Technology5,5762.41.84,6002.11.6+976
Engineering and Related Technologies33,18314.514.129,95413.913.8+3,229
Architecture and Building8,3843.74.37,5013.54.1+883
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,6401.21.62,4911.21.5+149
Health16,3507.27.512,4485.86.3+3,902
Education11,2274.95.89,6464.55.2+1,581
Management and Commerce32,16714.113.026,83312.511.4+5,334
Society and Culture16,2227.17.313,2626.26.2+2,960
Creative Arts4,5002.02.13,9601.81.9+540
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8,5233.73.77,3113.43.4+1,212
Mixed Field Programmes2790.10.11730.10.1+106
Not stated or inadequately described5,3472.32.56,8953.23.2-1,548
No qualification77,71734.033.784,84739.438.9-7,130

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia : 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia : 14.1% Architecture and Building, Western Australia : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia : 1.6% Health, Western Australia : 7.5% Education, Western Australia : 5.8% Management and Commerce, Western Australia : 13.0% Society and Culture, Western Australia : 7.3% Creative Arts, Western Australia : 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia : 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia : 2.5% No qualification, Western Australia : 33.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 2.7% Information Technology, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 14.5% Architecture and Building, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 1.2% Health, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 7.2% Education, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 4.9% Management and Commerce, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 14.1% Society and Culture, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 7.1% Creative Arts, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: 34.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +898 Information Technology, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +976 Engineering and Related Technologies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,229 Architecture and Building, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +883 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +149 Health, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,902 Education, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,581 Management and Commerce, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +5,334 Society and Culture, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,960 Creative Arts, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +540 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,212 Mixed Field Programmes, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +106 Not stated or inadequately described, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -1,548 No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -7,130
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (33,183 people or 14.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (32,167 people or 14.1%)
  • Health (16,350 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 81,700 people in total or 35.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.0% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia was:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (14.1% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by 13,092 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+5,334 people)
  • Health (+3,902 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+3,229 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,960 people)

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