City of South Perth

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of South Perth.

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 City of South Perth;
  • 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 City of South Perth.

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
City of South Perth - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences8566.062.668096.292.47+47
Information Technology3102.192.062712.101.79+39
Engineering and Related Technologies8305.8813.748116.3014.41+19
Architecture and Building4513.193.964283.324.34+23
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3742.651.583732.901.57+1
Management and Commerce2,59918.4113.882,32018.0412.92+279
Society and Culture1,3129.298.151,0538.197.23+259
Creative Arts4483.172.453652.832.11+83
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6114.323.885464.243.72+65
Mixed Field Programmes130.090.08130.100.10--
Not stated or inadequately described3262.312.902431.892.49+83
No qualification3,29223.3230.143,38926.3533.59-97
Total Persons14,111100.00100.0012,857100.00100.00+1,254

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:

  • Management and Commerce (2,599 people or 18.4%)
  • Health (1,528 people or 10.8%)
  • Society and Culture (1,312 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,439 people in total or38.5% of All industries.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.5% in Health and 8.2% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of South Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (5.9% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (6.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.8% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of South Perth between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+313.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+279.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+259.00 local workers)
  • Education (+140.00 local workers)

City of South Perth

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