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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Kwinana 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 Kwinana'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 Kwinana 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 Kwinana, 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 Kwinana 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2771.62.51591.22.3+118
Information Technology4192.51.82151.71.6+204
Engineering and Related Technologies2,44114.514.11,80214.213.8+639
Architecture and Building6353.84.34603.64.1+175
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2071.21.61671.31.5+40
Health1,0596.37.55264.16.3+533
Education7234.35.84183.35.2+305
Management and Commerce1,97711.813.01,1118.711.4+866
Society and Culture1,2067.27.37395.86.2+467
Creative Arts2831.72.11831.41.9+100
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8094.83.75304.23.4+279
Mixed Field Programmes160.10.150.00.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described4702.82.55044.03.2-34
No qualification6,28437.433.75,90746.438.9+377

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 Kwinana - All industries: 1.6% Information Technology, City of Kwinana - All industries: 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Kwinana - All industries: 14.5% Architecture and Building, City of Kwinana - All industries: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Kwinana - All industries: 1.2% Health, City of Kwinana - All industries: 6.3% Education, City of Kwinana - All industries: 4.3% Management and Commerce, City of Kwinana - All industries: 11.8% Society and Culture, City of Kwinana - All industries: 7.2% Creative Arts, City of Kwinana - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Kwinana - All industries: 4.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Kwinana - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Kwinana - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, City of Kwinana - All industries: 37.4%
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 Kwinana - All industries: +118 Information Technology, City of Kwinana - All industries: +204 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Kwinana - All industries: +639 Architecture and Building, City of Kwinana - All industries: +175 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Kwinana - All industries: +40 Health, City of Kwinana - All industries: +533 Education, City of Kwinana - All industries: +305 Management and Commerce, City of Kwinana - All industries: +866 Society and Culture, City of Kwinana - All industries: +467 Creative Arts, City of Kwinana - All industries: +100 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Kwinana - All industries: +279 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Kwinana - All industries: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Kwinana - All industries: -34 No qualification, City of Kwinana - All industries: +377
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 Kwinana shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,441 people or 14.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,977 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,206 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,624 people in total or 33.5% of the resident workers .

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 Kwinana and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (4.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Kwinana increased by 4,080 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 Kwinana were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+866 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+639 people)
  • Health (+533 people)
  • Society and Culture (+467 people)

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