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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the City of Mandurah, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance with Health 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 Mandurah;
  • 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 Mandurah.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Mandurah in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences591.63.0260.92.6+33
Information Technology90.20.750.20.6+4
Engineering and Related Technologies431.21.8341.21.7+9
Architecture and Building140.40.5140.50.50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies140.40.490.30.4+5
Health1,40738.641.595533.939.3+452
Education952.63.2622.22.5+33
Management and Commerce2456.78.21575.67.0+88
Society and Culture78821.616.358920.915.0+199
Creative Arts240.71.1160.60.9+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services952.62.0802.82.0+15
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described671.81.8772.72.7-10
No qualification78321.519.479428.224.7-11

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: 3.0% Information Technology, Western Australia: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 1.8% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 0.4% Health, Western Australia: 41.5% Education, Western Australia: 3.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 8.2% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 16.3% Creative Arts, Western Australia: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia: 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia: 1.8% No qualification, Western Australia: 19.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Mandurah: 1.6% Information Technology, City of Mandurah: 0.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah: 1.2% Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Health, City of Mandurah: 38.6% Education, City of Mandurah: 2.6% Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah: 6.7% Society and Culture, City of Mandurah: 21.6% Creative Arts, City of Mandurah: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah: 2.6% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah: 1.8% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 21.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +33 Information Technology, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +9 Architecture and Building, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Health, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +452 Education, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +33 Management and Commerce, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +88 Society and Culture, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +199 Creative Arts, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -10 No qualification, City of Mandurah - Health Care and Social Assistance: -11
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 fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (1,407 people or 38.6%)
  • Society and Culture (788 people or 21.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (245 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,440 people in total or 67.0% of the Health Care and Social Assistance .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 41.5% in Health; 16.3% in Society and Culture; and 8.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (21.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (38.6% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (1.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+452 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+199 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+88 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+33 local workers)

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