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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in City of Kalamunda 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 Kalamunda'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 Kalamunda or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Kalamunda, 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 Kalamunda 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6152.32.55472.02.3+68
Information Technology4401.61.83761.41.6+64
Engineering and Related Technologies4,31215.814.14,11115.213.8+201
Architecture and Building1,0543.94.39633.54.1+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3961.51.63461.31.5+50
Health1,7016.27.51,4515.36.3+250
Education1,6356.05.81,4155.25.2+220
Management and Commerce3,03211.113.02,6139.611.4+419
Society and Culture1,7106.37.31,4875.56.2+223
Creative Arts5101.92.14501.71.9+60
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9943.63.78593.23.4+135
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.1180.10.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described6322.32.58543.13.2-222
No qualification10,17837.433.711,64042.938.9-1,462

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 Kalamunda - All industries: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 15.8% Architecture and Building, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 1.5% Health, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 6.2% Education, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 6.0% Management and Commerce, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 11.1% Society and Culture, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 6.3% Creative Arts, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, City of Kalamunda - All industries: 37.4%
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 Kalamunda - All industries: +68 Information Technology, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +64 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +201 Architecture and Building, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +91 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +50 Health, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +250 Education, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +220 Management and Commerce, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +419 Society and Culture, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +223 Creative Arts, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +60 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +135 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Kalamunda - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Kalamunda - All industries: -222 No qualification, City of Kalamunda - All industries: -1,462
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 Kalamunda shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,312 people or 15.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,032 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,710 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,054 people in total or 33.2% 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 Kalamunda and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.8% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.3% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Kalamunda increased by 114 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+419 people)
  • Health (+250 people)
  • Society and Culture (+223 people)
  • Education (+220 people)

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