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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Armadale, there are more with Health 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, City of Armadale 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
City of Armadale - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2431.42.51571.12.3+86
Information Technology1761.01.81110.81.6+65
Engineering and Related Technologies1,77910.114.41,2458.914.0+534
Architecture and Building6373.64.34803.44.1+157
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2441.41.61951.41.5+49
Health1,86210.67.51,3359.56.3+527
Education1,6099.15.71,2428.95.1+367
Management and Commerce1,6529.412.91,0637.611.4+589
Society and Culture1,4488.27.21,0357.46.2+413
Creative Arts3001.72.12131.51.9+87
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7364.23.75103.63.4+226
Mixed Field Programmes140.10.190.10.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described4122.32.54853.53.2-73
No qualification6,49636.933.65,90742.238.8+589

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, City of Armadale: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Armadale: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Armadale: 10.1% Architecture and Building, City of Armadale: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Armadale: 1.4% Health, City of Armadale: 10.6% Education, City of Armadale: 9.1% Management and Commerce, City of Armadale: 9.4% Society and Culture, City of Armadale: 8.2% Creative Arts, City of Armadale: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Armadale: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Armadale: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Armadale: 2.3% No qualification, City of Armadale: 36.9%
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, City of Armadale - All industries: +86 Information Technology, City of Armadale - All industries: +65 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Armadale - All industries: +534 Architecture and Building, City of Armadale - All industries: +157 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Armadale - All industries: +49 Health, City of Armadale - All industries: +527 Education, City of Armadale - All industries: +367 Management and Commerce, City of Armadale - All industries: +589 Society and Culture, City of Armadale - All industries: +413 Creative Arts, City of Armadale - All industries: +87 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Armadale - All industries: +226 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Armadale - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Armadale - All industries: -73 No qualification, City of Armadale - All industries: +589
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:

  • Health (1,862 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,779 people or 10.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,652 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,293 people in total or 30.1% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.5% in Health; 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 12.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Armadale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.1% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.4% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Armadale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+589 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+534 local workers)
  • Health (+527 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+413 local workers)

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