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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences541.22.5320.92.3+22
Information Technology300.71.8140.41.6+16
Engineering and Related Technologies52611.514.437110.814.0+155
Architecture and Building2264.94.31474.34.1+79
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1433.11.61103.21.5+33
Health2034.47.51283.76.3+75
Education4429.65.72407.05.1+202
Management and Commerce3898.512.92266.611.4+163
Society and Culture2856.27.21715.06.2+114
Creative Arts451.02.1381.11.9+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1773.93.71243.63.4+53
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described1182.62.51002.93.2+18
No qualification1,94542.433.61,72150.338.8+224

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.1% Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.4% Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.6% Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.5% Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.2% Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.6% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 42.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +22 Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +16 Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +155 Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +79 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +33 Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +75 Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +202 Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +163 Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +114 Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +53 Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +18 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +224
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 (526 people or 11.5%)
  • Education (442 people or 9.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (389 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,357 people in total or 29.6% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.7% in Education; and 12.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Education (+202 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+163 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+155 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+114 local workers)

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