Town of Victoria Park

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Town of Victoria Park 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 Town of Victoria Park'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 Town of Victoria Park or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Town of Victoria Park, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Town of Victoria Park - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7484.32.56433.82.3+105
Information Technology5603.21.85293.21.6+31
Engineering and Related Technologies2,20912.614.12,15412.813.8+55
Architecture and Building7424.24.36694.04.1+73
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1961.11.61861.11.5+10
Health1,3777.97.51,1897.16.3+188
Education8554.95.87444.45.2+111
Management and Commerce2,95816.913.02,71016.211.4+248
Society and Culture1,5648.97.31,2887.76.2+276
Creative Arts5513.22.14852.91.9+66
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7104.13.76573.93.4+53
Mixed Field Programmes210.10.1180.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described3782.22.54922.93.2-114
No qualification4,62226.433.75,01329.938.9-391
Total Persons17,491100.0100.016,777100.0100.0+714

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Town of Victoria Park shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,958 people or 16.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,209 people or 12.6%)
  • Society and Culture (1,564 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,731 people in total or 38.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Town of Victoria Park and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (16.9% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (4.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (8.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.6% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Victoria Park increased by 714 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 Town of Victoria Park was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+276 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+248 resident workers)
  • Health (+188 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-114 resident workers)

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