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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in City of Darwin 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 City of Darwin'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 City of Darwin or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Darwin, 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 Darwin - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Northern TerritoryNumber%. Northern Territory2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9782.31.78282.11.6+150
Information Technology8672.11.58012.11.4+66
Engineering and Related Technologies5,44712.913.74,51411.612.1+933
Architecture and Building1,7384.14.21,4553.83.8+283
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5831.42.06131.62.1-30
Health3,8149.17.82,9747.76.6+840
Education2,3655.65.92,1045.45.5+261
Management and Commerce6,03614.312.24,99712.910.6+1,039
Society and Culture3,9279.38.83,2888.57.4+639
Creative Arts8332.01.77842.01.6+49
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5343.63.71,4103.63.5+124
Mixed Field Programmes720.20.2280.10.1+44
Not stated or inadequately described1,3093.13.91,5394.04.3-230
No qualification12,57129.932.913,45934.739.2-888
Total Persons42,074100.0100.038,794100.0100.0+3,280

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 City of Darwin shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,036 people or 14.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,447 people or 12.9%)
  • Society and Culture (3,927 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,410 people in total or 36.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 12.2% in Management and Commerce; 13.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.3% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (9.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Not stated or inadequately described (3.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.9% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin increased by 3,280 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,039 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+933 resident workers)
  • Health (+840 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+639 resident workers)

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