City of Charles Sturt

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt, 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 Charles Sturt - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1702.32.11,0272.11.9+143
Information Technology1,0382.01.89181.91.6+120
Engineering and Related Technologies5,51310.710.95,39411.110.9+119
Architecture and Building2,0554.03.61,6773.53.3+378
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4630.91.94130.91.7+50
Health4,1788.18.63,2396.77.5+939
Education2,8295.55.42,3244.84.7+505
Management and Commerce7,39814.312.95,98412.311.4+1,414
Society and Culture4,4638.68.93,5247.37.4+939
Creative Arts1,3362.62.01,0352.11.8+301
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0293.93.61,7543.63.4+275
Mixed Field Programmes510.10.1350.10.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described1,3422.62.51,7743.73.3-432
No qualification17,86334.535.719,36640.041.0-1,503
Total Persons51,728100.0100.048,464100.0100.0+3,264

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Charles Sturt shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (7,398 people or 14.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,513 people or 10.7%)
  • Society and Culture (4,463 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,374 people in total or 33.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (2.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (8.1% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Charles Sturt increased by 3,264 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 Charles Sturt was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,414 resident workers)
  • Health (+939 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+939 resident workers)
  • Education (+505 resident workers)

City of Charles Sturt

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