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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more 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 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 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Adelaide 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3734.02.13614.01.9+12
Information Technology3123.41.82753.01.6+37
Engineering and Related Technologies7067.610.97047.710.9+2
Architecture and Building2753.03.62703.03.3+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies750.81.9680.71.7+7
Health1,08611.78.61,08011.97.5+6
Education3874.25.43333.74.7+54
Management and Commerce1,71118.512.91,50316.511.4+208
Society and Culture1,18512.88.91,21313.37.4-28
Creative Arts4615.02.04434.91.8+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3483.83.63053.43.4+43
Mixed Field Programmes140.20.170.10.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described2282.52.52652.93.3-37
No qualification2,11222.835.72,26924.941.0-157

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, City of Adelaide - All industries: 4.0% Information Technology, City of Adelaide - All industries: 3.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide - All industries: 7.6% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide - All industries: 0.8% Health, City of Adelaide - All industries: 11.7% Education, City of Adelaide - All industries: 4.2% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide - All industries: 18.5% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide - All industries: 12.8% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, City of Adelaide - All industries: 22.8%
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, City of Adelaide - All industries: +12 Information Technology, City of Adelaide - All industries: +37 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide - All industries: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +7 Health, City of Adelaide - All industries: +6 Education, City of Adelaide - All industries: +54 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide - All industries: +208 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide - All industries: -28 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide - All industries: +18 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide - All industries: +43 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide - All industries: -37 No qualification, City of Adelaide - All industries: -157
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 the City of Adelaide shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,711 people or 18.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,185 people or 12.8%)
  • Health (1,086 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,982 people in total or 42.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (18.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (12.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (11.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.6% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Adelaide increased by 177 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+208 people)
  • Education (+54 people)

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