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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons228,303100.0100.0215,211100.0100.0+13,092

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

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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 (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (3.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (2.4% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by 13,092 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) was for those qualified in:

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

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