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 Subiaco'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 Subiaco 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 Subiaco, 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 Subiaco - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||479||5.9||2.5||516||6.4||2.3||-37|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||814||10.1||14.1||775||9.7||13.8||+39|
|Architecture and Building||284||3.5||4.3||298||3.7||4.1||-14|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||85||1.1||1.6||91||1.1||1.5||-6|
|Management and Commerce||1,482||18.4||13.0||1,369||17.1||11.4||+113|
|Society and Culture||1,096||13.6||7.3||1,030||12.8||6.2||+66|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||163||2.0||3.7||144||1.8||3.4||+19|
|Mixed Field Programmes||8||0.1||0.1||3||0.0||0.1||+5|
|Not stated or inadequately described||176||2.2||2.5||165||2.1||3.2||+11|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Subiaco shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (1,482 people or 18.4%)
- Health (1,169 people or 14.5%)
- Society and Culture (1,096 people or 13.6%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 3,747 people in total or 46.4% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 7.5% in Health and 7.3% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Subiaco and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (14.5% compared to 7.5%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (13.6% compared to 7.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (18.4% compared to 13.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (10.1% compared to 14.1%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Subiaco increased by 56 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Subiaco was for those qualified in:
- Health (+139 resident workers)
- Management and Commerce (+113 resident workers)
- Society and Culture (+66 resident workers)
- Creative Arts (+62 resident workers)