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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of South Perth, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 City of South Perth.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of South Perth in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of South Perth - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences8096.32.57145.82.3+95
Information Technology2712.11.82432.01.6+28
Engineering and Related Technologies8116.314.48086.614.0+3
Architecture and Building4283.34.34363.54.1-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3732.91.64483.61.5-75
Health1,2159.57.59948.16.3+221
Education1,0217.95.78767.15.1+145
Management and Commerce2,32018.012.92,07116.811.4+249
Society and Culture1,0538.27.28977.36.2+156
Creative Arts3652.82.12942.41.9+71
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5464.23.74934.03.4+53
Mixed Field Programmes130.10.190.10.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described2431.92.53162.63.2-73
No qualification3,38926.433.63,71330.238.8-324

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia: 2.5% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.6% Health, Western Australia: 7.5% Education, Western Australia: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 7.2% 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: 33.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of South Perth: 6.3% Information Technology, City of South Perth: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of South Perth: 6.3% Architecture and Building, City of South Perth: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of South Perth: 2.9% Health, City of South Perth: 9.5% Education, City of South Perth: 7.9% Management and Commerce, City of South Perth: 18.0% Society and Culture, City of South Perth: 8.2% Creative Arts, City of South Perth: 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of South Perth: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of South Perth: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of South Perth: 1.9% No qualification, City of South Perth: 26.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of South Perth - All industries: +95 Information Technology, City of South Perth - All industries: +28 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of South Perth - All industries: +3 Architecture and Building, City of South Perth - All industries: -8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of South Perth - All industries: -75 Health, City of South Perth - All industries: +221 Education, City of South Perth - All industries: +145 Management and Commerce, City of South Perth - All industries: +249 Society and Culture, City of South Perth - All industries: +156 Creative Arts, City of South Perth - All industries: +71 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of South Perth - All industries: +53 Mixed Field Programmes, City of South Perth - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, City of South Perth - All industries: -73 No qualification, City of South Perth - All industries: -324
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,320 people or 18.0%)
  • Health (1,215 people or 9.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,053 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,588 people in total or 35.7% of the .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 7.5% in Health; and 7.2% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (6.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.3% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of South Perth between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+249 local workers)
  • Health (+221 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+156 local workers)
  • Education (+145 local workers)

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