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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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 Sciences742.03.0311.12.6+43
Information Technology130.40.7160.60.6-3
Engineering and Related Technologies501.41.8321.21.7+18
Architecture and Building160.40.5110.40.5+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies160.40.470.30.4+9
Health1,29735.641.590833.339.3+389
Education1183.23.2582.12.5+60
Management and Commerce2597.18.31585.87.0+101
Society and Culture80522.116.352119.115.0+284
Creative Arts180.51.1130.50.9+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services962.62.0752.72.0+21
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described561.51.8823.02.7-26
No qualification82622.719.481629.924.7+10

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.0% Information Technology, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.8% Architecture and Building, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 41.5% Education, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.3% Society and Culture, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 16.3% Creative Arts, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.8% No qualification, Western Australia - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 19.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.0% Information Technology, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.4% Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Health, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 35.6% Education, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.2% Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.1% Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.1% Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.5% No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.7%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +43 Information Technology, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +18 Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +9 Health, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +389 Education, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +60 Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +101 Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +284 Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +21 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -26 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (1,297 people or 35.6%)
  • Society and Culture (805 people or 22.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (259 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,361 people in total or 64.8% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 41.5% in Health; 16.3% in Society and Culture; and 8.3% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (22.1% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (35.6% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Mandurah increased by 916 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Mandurah were for those qualified in:

  • Health (+389 people)
  • Society and Culture (+284 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+101 people)
  • Education (+60 people)

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