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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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 Darwin 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2011 to 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

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, Northern Territory : 1.7% Information Technology, Northern Territory : 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Territory : 13.7% Architecture and Building, Northern Territory : 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Territory : 2.0% Health, Northern Territory : 7.8% Education, Northern Territory : 5.9% Management and Commerce, Northern Territory : 12.2% Society and Culture, Northern Territory : 8.8% Creative Arts, Northern Territory : 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Territory : 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Territory : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Territory : 3.9% No qualification, Northern Territory : 32.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darwin - All industries: 12.9% Architecture and Building, City of Darwin - All industries: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darwin - All industries: 1.4% Health, City of Darwin - All industries: 9.1% Education, City of Darwin - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, City of Darwin - All industries: 14.3% Society and Culture, City of Darwin - All industries: 9.3% Creative Arts, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darwin - All industries: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darwin - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darwin - All industries: 3.1% No qualification, City of Darwin - All industries: 29.9%
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 Darwin - All industries: +150 Information Technology, City of Darwin - All industries: +66 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darwin - All industries: +933 Architecture and Building, City of Darwin - All industries: +283 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darwin - All industries: -30 Health, City of Darwin - All industries: +840 Education, City of Darwin - All industries: +261 Management and Commerce, City of Darwin - All industries: +1,039 Society and Culture, City of Darwin - All industries: +639 Creative Arts, City of Darwin - All industries: +49 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darwin - All industries: +124 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darwin - All industries: +44 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darwin - All industries: -230 No qualification, City of Darwin - All industries: -888
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 City of Darwin shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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 qualified in Management and Commerce (14.3% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (9.1% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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

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