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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Rockingham 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 Rockingham'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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham, 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 Rockingham 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7721.42.55971.22.3+175
Information Technology8001.51.86131.31.6+187
Engineering and Related Technologies9,06816.514.18,05116.713.8+1,017
Architecture and Building2,5734.74.32,0864.34.1+487
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6251.11.64981.01.5+127
Health3,4986.47.52,4195.06.3+1,079
Education2,9805.45.82,2034.65.2+777
Management and Commerce5,62610.313.04,2648.911.4+1,362
Society and Culture3,7736.97.32,7345.76.2+1,039
Creative Arts7521.42.15501.11.9+202
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4224.43.71,9454.03.4+477
Mixed Field Programmes570.10.1270.10.1+30
Not stated or inadequately described1,3822.52.51,6883.53.2-306
No qualification20,51237.433.720,42342.538.9+89

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 Rockingham - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Rockingham - All industries: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham - All industries: 16.5% Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham - All industries: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham - All industries: 1.1% Health, City of Rockingham - All industries: 6.4% Education, City of Rockingham - All industries: 5.4% Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham - All industries: 10.3% Society and Culture, City of Rockingham - All industries: 6.9% Creative Arts, City of Rockingham - All industries: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham - All industries: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, City of Rockingham - All industries: 37.4%
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 Rockingham - All industries: +175 Information Technology, City of Rockingham - All industries: +187 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,017 Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham - All industries: +487 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +127 Health, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,079 Education, City of Rockingham - All industries: +777 Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,362 Society and Culture, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,039 Creative Arts, City of Rockingham - All industries: +202 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham - All industries: +477 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham - All industries: +30 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham - All industries: -306 No qualification, City of Rockingham - All industries: +89
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 Rockingham shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9,068 people or 16.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,626 people or 10.3%)
  • Society and Culture (3,773 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,467 people in total or 33.7% 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 Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (16.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.3% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • 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 Rockingham increased by 6,742 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 Rockingham were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,362 people)
  • Health (+1,079 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,039 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,017 people)

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