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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Adelaide 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 City of Adelaide's local resident workers, 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 Adelaide 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 Adelaide, 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 Sciences3583.91.93124.01.8+46
Information Technology2783.11.62583.31.4+20
Engineering and Related Technologies7077.810.95757.411.0+132
Architecture and Building2713.03.32212.93.0+50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies630.71.7781.01.6-15
Health1,07611.87.586211.16.6+214
Education3283.64.73394.44.7-11
Management and Commerce1,50416.511.41,16215.09.5+342
Society and Culture1,20613.37.496412.46.0+242
Creative Arts4464.91.83274.21.6+119
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3023.33.42192.83.1+83
Mixed Field Programmes150.20.100.00.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described2682.93.32413.13.7+27
No qualification2,26724.941.02,19228.346.0+75

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, City of Adelaide: 3.9% Information Technology, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Health, City of Adelaide: 11.8% Education, City of Adelaide: 3.6% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: 16.5% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: 13.3% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 2.9% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 24.9%
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, City of Adelaide: +46 Information Technology, City of Adelaide: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: +132 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: +50 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: -15 Health, City of Adelaide: +214 Education, City of Adelaide: -11 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: +342 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: +242 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: +119 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: +83 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: +27 No qualification, City of Adelaide: +75
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 the City of Adelaide shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,504 people or 16.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,206 people or 13.3%)
  • Health (1,076 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,786 people in total or 41.7% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.4% in Management and Commerce; 7.4% in Society and Culture; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (13.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (16.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Health (11.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in the City of Adelaide increased by 1,339 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+342 local resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+242 local resident workers)
  • Health (+214 local resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+132 local resident workers)

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