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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of South Perth 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 South Perth'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 South Perth 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 South Perth, 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 South Perth 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9734.72.59194.32.3+54
Information Technology5042.41.85182.41.6-14
Engineering and Related Technologies2,55912.314.12,60012.213.8-41
Architecture and Building7753.74.37243.44.1+51
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2461.21.62641.21.5-18
Health2,17510.57.51,8828.86.3+293
Education1,2185.95.81,1855.65.2+33
Management and Commerce4,00019.313.03,84718.011.4+153
Society and Culture1,8719.07.31,7678.36.2+104
Creative Arts5882.82.15832.71.9+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5072.43.75292.53.4-22
Mixed Field Programmes230.10.1130.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described3801.82.54712.23.2-91
No qualification4,93823.833.76,02528.338.9-1,087

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 South Perth - All industries: 4.7% Information Technology, City of South Perth - All industries: 2.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of South Perth - All industries: 12.3% Architecture and Building, City of South Perth - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of South Perth - All industries: 1.2% Health, City of South Perth - All industries: 10.5% Education, City of South Perth - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, City of South Perth - All industries: 19.3% Society and Culture, City of South Perth - All industries: 9.0% Creative Arts, City of South Perth - All industries: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of South Perth - All industries: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of South Perth - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of South Perth - All industries: 1.8% No qualification, City of South Perth - All industries: 23.8%
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 South Perth - All industries: +54 Information Technology, City of South Perth - All industries: -14 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of South Perth - All industries: -41 Architecture and Building, City of South Perth - All industries: +51 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of South Perth - All industries: -18 Health, City of South Perth - All industries: +293 Education, City of South Perth - All industries: +33 Management and Commerce, City of South Perth - All industries: +153 Society and Culture, City of South Perth - All industries: +104 Creative Arts, City of South Perth - All industries: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of South Perth - All industries: -22 Mixed Field Programmes, City of South Perth - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, City of South Perth - All industries: -91 No qualification, City of South Perth - All industries: -1,087
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 South Perth shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,000 people or 19.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,559 people or 12.3%)
  • Health (2,175 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,734 people in total or 42.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of South Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (19.3% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (10.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (4.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.3% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of South Perth decreased by 570 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 South Perth were for those qualified in:

  • Health (+293 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+153 people)
  • Society and Culture (+104 people)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+54 people)

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