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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Joondalup, 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 City of Joondalup;
  • 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 City of Joondalup.

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 Joondalup 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 Joondalup - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0012.22.57151.72.3+286
Information Technology6591.41.85281.31.6+131
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8176.114.42,3435.714.0+474
Architecture and Building1,4043.04.31,3053.24.1+99
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3660.81.63290.81.5+37
Health5,48311.97.53,9929.86.3+1,491
Education4,4339.65.73,6799.05.1+754
Management and Commerce5,50612.012.94,13910.111.4+1,367
Society and Culture3,9198.57.22,9827.36.2+937
Creative Arts1,0232.22.17621.91.9+261
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2564.93.71,8964.63.4+360
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1250.10.1+13
Not stated or inadequately described9582.12.51,1202.73.2-162
No qualification16,19335.233.617,11541.838.8-922

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 Joondalup: 2.2% Information Technology, City of Joondalup: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup: 6.1% Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup: 0.8% Health, City of Joondalup: 11.9% Education, City of Joondalup: 9.6% Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup: 12.0% Society and Culture, City of Joondalup: 8.5% Creative Arts, City of Joondalup: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup: 4.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup: 2.1% No qualification, City of Joondalup: 35.2%
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 Joondalup - All industries: +286 Information Technology, City of Joondalup - All industries: +131 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup - All industries: +474 Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup - All industries: +99 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup - All industries: +37 Health, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1,491 Education, City of Joondalup - All industries: +754 Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1,367 Society and Culture, City of Joondalup - All industries: +937 Creative Arts, City of Joondalup - All industries: +261 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup - All industries: +360 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup - All industries: +13 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup - All industries: -162 No qualification, City of Joondalup - All industries: -922
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 (5,506 people or 12.0%)
  • Health (5,483 people or 11.9%)
  • Education (4,433 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,422 people in total or 33.5% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 7.5% in Health; and 5.7% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • 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 Engineering and Related Technologies (6.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+1,491 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,367 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+937 local workers)
  • Education (+754 local workers)

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