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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Rockingham, 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 City of Rockingham;
  • 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 Rockingham.

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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3621.22.52721.02.3+90
Information Technology3271.11.82821.11.6+45
Engineering and Related Technologies3,18510.614.42,84311.014.0+342
Architecture and Building9733.24.37622.94.1+211
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2971.01.62390.91.5+58
Health2,5388.47.51,7856.96.3+753
Education2,8309.45.72,2298.65.1+601
Management and Commerce2,9409.812.92,1468.311.4+794
Society and Culture2,4528.27.21,7676.86.2+685
Creative Arts4901.62.13601.41.9+130
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5165.03.71,2154.73.4+301
Mixed Field Programmes270.10.1110.00.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described6932.32.58903.43.2-197
No qualification11,43538.033.611,12142.938.8+314

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, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham: 10.6% Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham: 1.0% Health, City of Rockingham: 8.4% Education, City of Rockingham: 9.4% Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham: 9.8% Society and Culture, City of Rockingham: 8.2% Creative Arts, City of Rockingham: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham: 5.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham: 2.3% No qualification, City of Rockingham: 38.0%
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 Rockingham - All industries: +90 Information Technology, City of Rockingham - All industries: +45 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +342 Architecture and Building, City of Rockingham - All industries: +211 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Rockingham - All industries: +58 Health, City of Rockingham - All industries: +753 Education, City of Rockingham - All industries: +601 Management and Commerce, City of Rockingham - All industries: +794 Society and Culture, City of Rockingham - All industries: +685 Creative Arts, City of Rockingham - All industries: +130 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Rockingham - All industries: +301 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Rockingham - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Rockingham - All industries: -197 No qualification, City of Rockingham - All industries: +314
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 (3,185 people or 10.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,940 people or 9.8%)
  • Education (2,830 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,955 people in total or 29.8% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 14.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 5.7% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Rockingham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+794 local workers)
  • Health (+753 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+685 local workers)
  • Education (+601 local workers)

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