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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Canning, 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, City of Canning 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 Canning - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0932.02.59841.72.3+109
Information Technology1,0621.91.89141.61.6+148
Engineering and Related Technologies9,64817.614.49,66717.014.0-19
Architecture and Building1,8433.44.31,6893.04.1+154
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4750.91.64640.81.5+11
Health2,6564.87.52,0343.66.3+622
Education2,4164.45.72,1343.75.1+282
Management and Commerce7,05012.812.96,19510.911.4+855
Society and Culture2,9795.47.22,5544.56.2+425
Creative Arts9101.72.18211.41.9+89
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7743.23.71,7353.03.4+39
Mixed Field Programmes880.20.1510.10.1+37
Not stated or inadequately described1,3702.52.52,0303.63.2-660
No qualification21,52639.233.625,65345.138.8-4,127

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 Canning: 2.0% Information Technology, City of Canning: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canning: 17.6% Architecture and Building, City of Canning: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canning: 0.9% Health, City of Canning: 4.8% Education, City of Canning: 4.4% Management and Commerce, City of Canning: 12.8% Society and Culture, City of Canning: 5.4% Creative Arts, City of Canning: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canning: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canning: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canning: 2.5% No qualification, City of Canning: 39.2%
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 Canning - All industries: +109 Information Technology, City of Canning - All industries: +148 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Canning - All industries: -19 Architecture and Building, City of Canning - All industries: +154 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Canning - All industries: +11 Health, City of Canning - All industries: +622 Education, City of Canning - All industries: +282 Management and Commerce, City of Canning - All industries: +855 Society and Culture, City of Canning - All industries: +425 Creative Arts, City of Canning - All industries: +89 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Canning - All industries: +39 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Canning - All industries: +37 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Canning - All industries: -660 No qualification, City of Canning - All industries: -4,127
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 (9,648 people or 17.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (7,050 people or 12.8%)
  • Society and Culture (2,979 people or 5.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,677 people in total or 35.8% 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 City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (17.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (4.4% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+855 local workers)
  • Health (+622 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+425 local workers)
  • Education (+282 local workers)

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