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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region);
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4,9422.52.54,1412.22.3+801
Information Technology3,8612.01.83,1391.71.6+722
Engineering and Related Technologies28,91614.814.426,96914.514.0+1,947
Architecture and Building6,8053.54.35,8183.14.1+987
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,4711.31.62,3381.31.5+133
Health11,2645.87.58,5144.66.3+2,750
Education11,4795.95.79,5745.15.1+1,905
Management and Commerce25,99013.312.921,27111.411.4+4,719
Society and Culture13,2546.87.210,7105.76.2+2,544
Creative Arts3,8862.02.13,2431.71.9+643
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7,4413.83.76,3583.43.4+1,083
Mixed Field Programmes2360.10.11410.10.1+95
Not stated or inadequately described4,6762.42.56,4103.43.2-1,734
No qualification69,90035.833.677,79141.738.8-7,891

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia: 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.6% Health, Western Australia: 7.5% Education, Western Australia: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 7.2% 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: 33.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.5% Information Technology, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 14.8% Architecture and Building, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Health, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.8% Education, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.9% Management and Commerce, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 13.3% Society and Culture, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.8% Creative Arts, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.4% No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 35.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +801 Information Technology, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +722 Engineering and Related Technologies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,947 Architecture and Building, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +987 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +133 Health, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,750 Education, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,905 Management and Commerce, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +4,719 Society and Culture, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +2,544 Creative Arts, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +643 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,083 Mixed Field Programmes, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +95 Not stated or inadequately described, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -1,734 No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -7,891
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (28,916 people or 14.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (25,990 people or 13.3%)
  • Society and Culture (13,254 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 68,160 people in total or 34.9% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 7.2% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.8% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,719 local workers)
  • Health (+2,750 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,544 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,947 local workers)

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