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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in Adelaide Hills Council 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 Adelaide Hills Council's local labour force, 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 Adelaide Hills Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Adelaide Hills Council, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
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Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences7073.51.96343.21.8+73
Information Technology2991.51.62651.31.4+34
Engineering and Related Technologies2,21210.910.92,16010.911.0+52
Architecture and Building7853.93.36943.53.0+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5802.91.75092.61.6+71
Health2,0029.97.51,8399.36.6+163
Education1,3376.64.71,4067.14.7-69
Management and Commerce2,29911.311.42,01210.19.5+287
Society and Culture1,8179.07.41,5227.76.0+295
Creative Arts5422.71.84902.51.6+52
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5372.63.45102.63.1+27
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.160.00.1-6
Not stated or inadequately described5192.63.36833.43.7-164
No qualification6,66032.841.07,10835.846.0-448

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia: 1.9% Information Technology, South Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 10.9% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 1.7% Health, South Australia: 7.5% Education, South Australia: 4.7% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 11.4% Society and Culture, South Australia: 7.4% Creative Arts, South Australia: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 3.3% No qualification, South Australia: 41.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.5% Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council: 10.9% Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.9% Health, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.9% Education, Adelaide Hills Council: 6.6% Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council: 11.3% Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.0% Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.6% No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council: 32.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council: +73 Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council: +34 Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council: +52 Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council: +91 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council: +71 Health, Adelaide Hills Council: +163 Education, Adelaide Hills Council: -69 Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council: +287 Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council: +295 Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council: +52 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +27 Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council: -6 Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council: -164 No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council: -448
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Adelaide Hills Council shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,299 people or 11.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,212 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (2,002 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,513 people in total or 32.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.4% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (9.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (6.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (9.0% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Adelaide Hills Council increased by 458 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Adelaide Hills Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+295 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+287 local labour force)
  • Health (+163 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+91 local labour force)

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