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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Adelaide Hills Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6943.62.16983.41.9-4
Information Technology2581.31.82931.41.6-35
Engineering and Related Technologies2,14811.010.92,20910.910.9-61
Architecture and Building8294.33.67913.93.3+38
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5983.11.95682.81.7+30
Health2,07610.68.61,9929.87.5+84
Education1,3637.05.41,3536.74.7+10
Management and Commerce2,43812.512.92,29711.311.4+141
Society and Culture1,8869.78.91,8068.97.4+80
Creative Arts6333.22.05372.61.8+96
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5292.73.65472.73.4-18
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.180.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described4922.52.55282.63.3-36
No qualification5,55028.535.76,66732.941.0-1,117

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia : 2.1% Information Technology, South Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia : 10.9% Architecture and Building, South Australia : 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia : 1.9% Health, South Australia : 8.6% Education, South Australia : 5.4% Management and Commerce, South Australia : 12.9% Society and Culture, South Australia : 8.9% Creative Arts, South Australia : 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia : 2.5% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 3.6% Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 11.0% Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 3.1% Health, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 10.6% Education, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 12.5% Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 9.7% Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 28.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -4 Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -35 Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -61 Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +38 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +30 Health, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +84 Education, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +10 Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +141 Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +80 Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +96 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -18 Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -36 No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -1,117
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,438 people or 12.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,148 people or 11.0%)
  • Health (2,076 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,662 people in total or 34.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.6% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (10.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (3.2% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Adelaide Hills Council decreased by 789 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Adelaide Hills Council were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+141 people)
  • Creative Arts (+96 people)
  • Health (+84 people)
  • Society and Culture (+80 people)

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