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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in 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 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 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 City of Gosnells, 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 Gosnells 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 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
Health3,1275.97.52,3314.66.3+796
Education2,2034.25.81,8853.75.2+318
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

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 Gosnells - All industries: 2.0% Information Technology, City of Gosnells - All industries: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Gosnells - All industries: 14.7% Architecture and Building, City of Gosnells - All industries: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Gosnells - All industries: 0.9% Health, City of Gosnells - All industries: 5.9% Education, City of Gosnells - All industries: 4.2% Management and Commerce, City of Gosnells - All industries: 12.9% Society and Culture, City of Gosnells - All industries: 6.7% Creative Arts, City of Gosnells - All industries: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Gosnells - All industries: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Gosnells - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Gosnells - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, City of Gosnells - All industries: 38.8%
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 Gosnells - All industries: +189 Information Technology, City of Gosnells - All industries: +279 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Gosnells - All industries: +677 Architecture and Building, City of Gosnells - All industries: +84 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Gosnells - All industries: -18 Health, City of Gosnells - All industries: +796 Education, City of Gosnells - All industries: +318 Management and Commerce, City of Gosnells - All industries: +1,145 Society and Culture, City of Gosnells - All industries: +758 Creative Arts, City of Gosnells - All industries: +57 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Gosnells - All industries: +214 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Gosnells - All industries: +39 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Gosnells - All industries: -523 No qualification, City of Gosnells - All industries: -2,150
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 Gosnells shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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 City of Gosnells and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (4.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Gosnells increased by 1,865 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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