Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Education is the most common qualification for workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale;
  • 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences721.122.66541.172.47+18
Information Technology641.002.06300.651.79+34
Engineering and Related Technologies5979.3513.7452611.4714.41+71
Architecture and Building2724.253.962264.934.34+46
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1842.881.581433.121.57+41
Management and Commerce5989.3613.883898.4812.92+209
Society and Culture4907.678.152856.217.23+205
Creative Arts1181.842.45450.982.11+73
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3585.603.881773.863.72+181
Mixed Field Programmes50.070.08--00.10--
Not stated or inadequately described1692.642.901182.572.49+51
No qualification2,42337.9430.141,94542.4333.59+478
Total Persons6,385100.00100.004,583100.00100.00+1,802

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Education (694 people or 10.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (598 people or 9.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (597 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,889 people in total or29.6% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.0% in Education; 13.9% in Management and Commerce and 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (10.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.3% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Education (+252.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+209.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+205.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+181.00 local workers)

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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