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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1851.42.51211.42.3+64
Information Technology1401.11.8790.91.6+61
Engineering and Related Technologies2,16916.914.11,39515.813.8+774
Architecture and Building5774.54.34154.74.1+162
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2311.81.61691.91.5+62
Health7896.17.54264.86.3+363
Education5904.65.83634.15.2+227
Management and Commerce1,31410.213.07358.311.4+579
Society and Culture8196.47.34364.96.2+383
Creative Arts1661.32.1931.11.9+73
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5514.33.73103.53.4+241
Mixed Field Programmes130.10.1100.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described3172.52.52733.13.2+44
No qualification5,00538.933.73,98845.338.9+1,017

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 16.9% Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 1.8% Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 6.1% Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 4.6% Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 10.2% Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 6.4% Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 38.9%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +64 Information Technology, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +61 Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +774 Architecture and Building, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +162 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +62 Health, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +363 Education, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +227 Management and Commerce, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +579 Society and Culture, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +383 Creative Arts, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +73 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +241 Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +44 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +1,017
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,169 people or 16.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,314 people or 10.2%)
  • Society and Culture (819 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,302 people in total or 33.4% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (16.9% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (4.6% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 4,053 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+774 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+579 people)
  • Society and Culture (+383 people)
  • Health (+363 people)

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