City of Joondalup

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Joondalup than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the City of Joondalup's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

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

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the City of Joondalup or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Joondalup, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Joondalup - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,0552.62.51,8912.32.3+164
Information Technology1,5361.91.81,4901.81.6+46
Engineering and Related Technologies10,70713.614.111,28013.613.8-573
Architecture and Building4,5135.74.34,2955.24.1+218
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8811.11.68351.01.5+46
Health6,3938.17.55,6296.86.3+764
Education5,7067.25.85,2116.35.2+495
Management and Commerce11,16614.113.010,36312.511.4+803
Society and Culture5,4776.97.34,8805.96.2+597
Creative Arts1,6592.12.11,5091.81.9+150
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,5983.33.72,7523.33.4-154
Mixed Field Programmes500.10.1470.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described1,5582.02.52,2002.63.2-642
No qualification24,66131.233.730,65636.938.9-5,995
Total Persons78,960100.0100.083,038100.0100.0-4,078

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Joondalup shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (11,166 people or 14.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,707 people or 13.6%)
  • Health (6,393 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,266 people in total or 35.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (7.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (8.1% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Joondalup decreased by 4,078 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Joondalup was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+803 resident workers)
  • Health (+764 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-642 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+597 resident workers)

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