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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in City of Armadale 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 City of Armadale'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 City of Armadale or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Armadale, 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
City of Armadale 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6941.92.54551.52.3+239
Information Technology7532.11.84081.41.6+345
Engineering and Related Technologies5,58115.414.14,23914.213.8+1,342
Architecture and Building1,3783.84.31,1063.74.1+272
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4601.31.63661.21.5+94
Health2,4426.77.51,4805.06.3+962
Education1,7904.95.81,2984.45.2+492
Management and Commerce4,38012.113.02,7999.411.4+1,581
Society and Culture2,5607.17.31,7906.06.2+770
Creative Arts6331.72.14661.61.9+167
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3813.83.71,0173.43.4+364
Mixed Field Programmes320.10.1200.10.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described8732.42.51,0553.53.2-182
No qualification13,33036.733.713,25144.538.9+79

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, City of Armadale - All industries: 1.9% Information Technology, City of Armadale - All industries: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Armadale - All industries: 15.4% Architecture and Building, City of Armadale - All industries: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Armadale - All industries: 1.3% Health, City of Armadale - All industries: 6.7% Education, City of Armadale - All industries: 4.9% Management and Commerce, City of Armadale - All industries: 12.1% Society and Culture, City of Armadale - All industries: 7.1% Creative Arts, City of Armadale - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Armadale - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Armadale - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Armadale - All industries: 2.4% No qualification, City of Armadale - All industries: 36.7%
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, City of Armadale - All industries: +239 Information Technology, City of Armadale - All industries: +345 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Armadale - All industries: +1,342 Architecture and Building, City of Armadale - All industries: +272 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Armadale - All industries: +94 Health, City of Armadale - All industries: +962 Education, City of Armadale - All industries: +492 Management and Commerce, City of Armadale - All industries: +1,581 Society and Culture, City of Armadale - All industries: +770 Creative Arts, City of Armadale - All industries: +167 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Armadale - All industries: +364 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Armadale - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Armadale - All industries: -182 No qualification, City of Armadale - All industries: +79
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 City of Armadale shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,581 people or 15.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,380 people or 12.1%)
  • Society and Culture (2,560 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,521 people in total or 34.5% of the resident workers .

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 difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of City of Armadale and Western Australia was:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.4% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Armadale increased by 6,537 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Armadale were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,581 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,342 people)
  • Health (+962 people)
  • Society and Culture (+770 people)

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