Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons12,866100.0100.08,813100.0100.0+4,053

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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 4,053 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was for those qualified in:

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

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