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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Playford 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 Playford'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 Playford 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 Playford, 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
City of Playford 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2290.71.91620.61.8+67
Information Technology3821.21.63041.21.4+78
Engineering and Related Technologies3,44411.310.92,98011.311.0+464
Architecture and Building8072.63.36272.43.0+180
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3401.11.72410.91.6+99
Health1,3994.67.59853.76.6+414
Education7052.34.75292.04.7+176
Management and Commerce2,7258.911.41,8307.09.5+895
Society and Culture2,0396.77.41,2374.76.0+802
Creative Arts2770.91.81770.71.6+100
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0783.53.47532.93.1+325
Mixed Field Programmes310.10.1210.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described1,1953.93.31,2024.63.7-7
No qualification15,93352.141.015,25458.046.0+679

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 Playford: 0.7% Information Technology, City of Playford: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford: 11.3% Architecture and Building, City of Playford: 2.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford: 1.1% Health, City of Playford: 4.6% Education, City of Playford: 2.3% Management and Commerce, City of Playford: 8.9% Society and Culture, City of Playford: 6.7% Creative Arts, City of Playford: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford: 3.9% No qualification, City of Playford: 52.1%
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 Playford: +67 Information Technology, City of Playford: +78 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford: +464 Architecture and Building, City of Playford: +180 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford: +99 Health, City of Playford: +414 Education, City of Playford: +176 Management and Commerce, City of Playford: +895 Society and Culture, City of Playford: +802 Creative Arts, City of Playford: +100 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford: +325 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford: -7 No qualification, City of Playford: +679
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 Playford shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,444 people or 11.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,725 people or 8.9%)
  • Society and Culture (2,039 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,208 people in total or 26.8% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 7.4% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Health (4.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Education (2.3% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in the City of Playford increased by 4,282 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 Playford were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+895 local resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+802 local resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+464 local resident workers)
  • Health (+414 local resident workers)

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