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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Town of Port Hedland, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Town of Port Hedland;
  • 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 Town of Port Hedland.

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, Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences870.92.5951.02.3-8
Information Technology630.71.8610.61.6+2
Engineering and Related Technologies2,91330.714.42,56226.614.0+351
Architecture and Building3934.14.34815.04.1-88
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1061.11.61151.21.5-9
Health5515.87.54975.26.3+54
Education3964.25.73153.35.1+81
Management and Commerce8769.212.98659.011.4+11
Society and Culture4144.47.23543.76.2+60
Creative Arts760.82.1921.01.9-16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2853.03.73463.63.4-61
Mixed Field Programmes190.20.170.10.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described3463.62.53703.83.2-24
No qualification2,95631.233.63,46536.038.8-509

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: 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.6% Health, Western Australia: 7.5% Education, Western Australia: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 7.2% 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: 33.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Town of Port Hedland: 0.9% Information Technology, Town of Port Hedland: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Town of Port Hedland: 30.7% Architecture and Building, Town of Port Hedland: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Town of Port Hedland: 1.1% Health, Town of Port Hedland: 5.8% Education, Town of Port Hedland: 4.2% Management and Commerce, Town of Port Hedland: 9.2% Society and Culture, Town of Port Hedland: 4.4% Creative Arts, Town of Port Hedland: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Town of Port Hedland: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Town of Port Hedland: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Town of Port Hedland: 3.6% No qualification, Town of Port Hedland: 31.2%
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, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -8 Information Technology, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +351 Architecture and Building, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -88 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -9 Health, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +54 Education, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +81 Management and Commerce, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +11 Society and Culture, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +60 Creative Arts, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -16 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -61 Mixed Field Programmes, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -24 No qualification, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -509
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,913 people or 30.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (876 people or 9.2%)
  • Health (551 people or 5.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,340 people in total or 45.8% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (30.7% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.8% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Town of Port Hedland between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+351 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-88 local workers)
  • Education (+81 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-61 local workers)

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