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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Mandurah 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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah, 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 Mandurah 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4241.42.52731.02.3+151
Information Technology3291.11.82871.01.6+42
Engineering and Related Technologies4,70315.214.13,96814.313.8+735
Architecture and Building1,6015.24.31,3945.04.1+207
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4341.41.63871.41.5+47
Health2,0526.67.51,4535.26.3+599
Education2,0566.65.81,5555.65.2+501
Management and Commerce3,0289.813.02,4158.711.4+613
Society and Culture2,0856.77.31,3985.06.2+687
Creative Arts3901.32.12681.01.9+122
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4304.63.71,1484.13.4+282
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.1110.00.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described7052.32.51,0083.63.2-303
No qualification11,77637.933.712,16443.938.9-388

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 Mandurah - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Mandurah - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - All industries: 15.2% Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - All industries: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - All industries: 1.4% Health, City of Mandurah - All industries: 6.6% Education, City of Mandurah - All industries: 6.6% Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - All industries: 9.8% Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - All industries: 6.7% Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - All industries: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - All industries: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, City of Mandurah - All industries: 37.9%
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 Mandurah - All industries: +151 Information Technology, City of Mandurah - All industries: +42 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - All industries: +735 Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - All industries: +207 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - All industries: +47 Health, City of Mandurah - All industries: +599 Education, City of Mandurah - All industries: +501 Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - All industries: +613 Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - All industries: +687 Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - All industries: +122 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - All industries: +282 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah - All industries: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - All industries: -303 No qualification, City of Mandurah - All industries: -388
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 Mandurah shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,703 people or 15.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,028 people or 9.8%)
  • Society and Culture (2,085 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,816 people in total or 31.6% 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 Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.4% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Mandurah increased by 3,310 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 Mandurah were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+735 people)
  • Society and Culture (+687 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+613 people)
  • Health (+599 people)

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