Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||6,188||2.7||2.5||5,290||2.5||2.3||+898||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||33,183||14.5||14.1||29,954||13.9||13.8||+3,229||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||8,384||3.7||4.3||7,501||3.5||4.1||+883||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||2,640||1.2||1.6||2,491||1.2||1.5||+149||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||32,167||14.1||13.0||26,833||12.5||11.4||+5,334||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||16,222||7.1||7.3||13,262||6.2||6.2||+2,960||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||8,523||3.7||3.7||7,311||3.4||3.4||+1,212||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||279||0.1||0.1||173||0.1||0.1||+106||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||5,347||2.3||2.5||6,895||3.2||3.2||-1,548||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)