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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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Joondalup - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0012.22.5
Information Technology6591.41.8
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8176.114.4
Architecture and Building1,4043.04.3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3660.81.6
Management and Commerce5,50612.012.9
Society and Culture3,9198.57.2
Creative Arts1,0232.22.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,2564.93.7
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described9582.12.5
No qualification16,19335.233.6

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 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 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%)

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