City of Kalamunda

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Kalamunda 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 Kalamunda'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 Kalamunda 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 Kalamunda, 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 Kalamunda - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6152.32.55472.02.3+68
Information Technology4401.61.83761.41.6+64
Engineering and Related Technologies4,31215.814.14,11115.213.8+201
Architecture and Building1,0543.94.39633.54.1+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3961.51.63461.31.5+50
Health1,7016.27.51,4515.36.3+250
Education1,6356.05.81,4155.25.2+220
Management and Commerce3,03211.113.02,6139.611.4+419
Society and Culture1,7106.37.31,4875.56.2+223
Creative Arts5101.92.14501.71.9+60
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9943.63.78593.23.4+135
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.1180.10.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described6322.32.58543.13.2-222
No qualification10,17837.433.711,64042.938.9-1,462
Total Persons27,244100.0100.027,130100.0100.0+114

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 Kalamunda shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,312 people or 15.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,032 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,710 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,054 people in total or 33.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.0% in Management and Commerce and 7.3% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.8% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.3% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kalamunda increased by 114 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 Kalamunda was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+419 resident workers)
  • Health (+250 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+223 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-222 resident workers)

City of Kalamunda

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