City of South Perth
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of South Perth||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||973||4.7||2.5||919||4.3||2.3||+54||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||2,559||12.3||14.1||2,600||12.2||13.8||-41||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||775||3.7||4.3||724||3.4||4.1||+51||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||246||1.2||1.6||264||1.2||1.5||-18||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||4,000||19.3||13.0||3,847||18.0||11.4||+153||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||1,871||9.0||7.3||1,767||8.3||6.2||+104||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||507||2.4||3.7||529||2.5||3.4||-22||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||23||0.1||0.1||13||0.1||0.1||+10||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||380||1.8||2.5||471||2.2||3.2||-91||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)