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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Joondalup 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia : 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia : 14.1% Architecture and Building, Western Australia : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia : 1.6% Health, Western Australia : 7.5% Education, Western Australia : 5.8% Management and Commerce, Western Australia : 13.0% Society and Culture, Western Australia : 7.3% 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 : 33.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Joondalup - All industries: 2.6% Information Technology, City of Joondalup - All industries: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup - All industries: 13.6% Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup - All industries: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup - All industries: 1.1% Health, City of Joondalup - All industries: 8.1% Education, City of Joondalup - All industries: 7.2% Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup - All industries: 14.1% Society and Culture, City of Joondalup - All industries: 6.9% Creative Arts, City of Joondalup - All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup - All industries: 2.0% No qualification, City of Joondalup - All industries: 31.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Joondalup - All industries: +164 Information Technology, City of Joondalup - All industries: +46 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup - All industries: -573 Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup - All industries: +218 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup - All industries: +46 Health, City of Joondalup - All industries: +764 Education, City of Joondalup - All industries: +495 Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup - All industries: +803 Society and Culture, City of Joondalup - All industries: +597 Creative Arts, City of Joondalup - All industries: +150 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup - All industries: -154 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup - All industries: -642 No qualification, City of Joondalup - All industries: -5,995
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 field of qualifications in the City of Joondalup shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Joondalup were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+803 people)
  • Health (+764 people)
  • Society and Culture (+597 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-573 people)

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