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Town of Victoria Park

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Town of Victoria Park, there are more with Management and Commerce 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, Town of Victoria Park 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
Town of Victoria Park - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3284.72.51,0574.22.3+271
Information Technology9823.51.88213.21.6+161
Engineering and Related Technologies3,39312.114.42,87111.314.0+522
Architecture and Building1,0803.94.37282.94.1+352
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3161.11.62761.11.5+40
Health1,6205.87.51,2384.96.3+382
Education1,3204.75.71,2124.85.1+108
Management and Commerce4,69716.812.93,84015.211.4+857
Society and Culture2,5709.27.22,1108.36.2+460
Creative Arts8773.12.17422.91.9+135
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3854.93.71,0704.23.4+315
Mixed Field Programmes270.10.1230.10.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described5852.12.57823.13.2-197
No qualification7,81927.933.68,52833.738.8-709

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, Town of Victoria Park: 4.7% Information Technology, Town of Victoria Park: 3.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Town of Victoria Park: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Town of Victoria Park: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Town of Victoria Park: 1.1% Health, Town of Victoria Park: 5.8% Education, Town of Victoria Park: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Town of Victoria Park: 16.8% Society and Culture, Town of Victoria Park: 9.2% Creative Arts, Town of Victoria Park: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Town of Victoria Park: 4.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Town of Victoria Park: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Town of Victoria Park: 2.1% No qualification, Town of Victoria Park: 27.9%
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, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +271 Information Technology, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +161 Engineering and Related Technologies, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +522 Architecture and Building, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +352 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +40 Health, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +382 Education, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +108 Management and Commerce, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +857 Society and Culture, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +460 Creative Arts, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +135 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +315 Mixed Field Programmes, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: -197 No qualification, Town of Victoria Park - All industries: -709
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:

  • Management and Commerce (4,697 people or 16.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,393 people or 12.1%)
  • Society and Culture (2,570 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,660 people in total or 38.1% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Town of Victoria Park and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (4.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.1% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Town of Victoria Park between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+857 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+522 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+460 local workers)
  • Health (+382 local workers)

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