City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) 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 Sciences226.32.7204.92.1+2
Information Technology61.71.492.21.3-3
Engineering and Related Technologies6919.826.59222.426.3-23
Architecture and Building92.62.581.92.4+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies72.01.5001.3+7
Health61.71.792.21.4-3
Education000.9000.6--
Management and Commerce7822.411.37317.89.2+5
Society and Culture174.92.4297.11.8-12
Creative Arts205.71.6348.31.4-14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services82.33.392.22.5-1
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described002.5102.43.7-10
No qualification10630.541.711828.746.0-12
Total Persons348100.0100.0411100.0100.0-63

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 (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (78 people or 22.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (69 people or 19.8%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (22 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 169 people in total or 48.6% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.3% in Management and Commerce; 26.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 2.7% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Management and Commerce (22.4% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (19.8% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Creative Arts (5.7% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (6.3% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in the City of Adelaide decreased by 63 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-23 resident workers)
  • Creative Arts (-14 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (-12 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-10 resident workers)

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