City of Melville

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Melville 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 Melville'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 Melville 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 Melville, 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 Melville - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,7703.82.51,7873.72.3-17
Information Technology1,0542.31.81,0142.11.6+40
Engineering and Related Technologies5,95512.814.16,24212.913.8-287
Architecture and Building1,6833.64.31,5823.34.1+101
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5911.31.65751.21.5+16
Health4,74010.27.54,2188.76.3+522
Education3,3557.25.83,2766.85.2+79
Management and Commerce8,12817.413.07,58515.711.4+543
Society and Culture3,6607.87.33,4287.16.2+232
Creative Arts1,2432.72.11,0842.21.9+159
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2332.63.71,2492.63.4-16
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1230.00.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described8671.92.51,2132.53.2-346
No qualification12,33926.433.715,10031.238.9-2,761
Total Persons46,656100.0100.048,376100.0100.0-1,720

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Melville shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (8,128 people or 17.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,955 people or 12.8%)
  • Health (4,740 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,823 people in total or 40.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.5% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (17.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (10.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (7.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.8% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Melville decreased by 1,720 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 Melville was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+543 resident workers)
  • Health (+522 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-346 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-287 resident workers)

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