City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Adelaide - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons9,273100.0100.09,096100.0100.0+177

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Adelaide shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Adelaide was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+208 resident workers)
  • Education (+54 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+43 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+37 resident workers)

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