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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Glenelg Shire 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 Glenelg Shire'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 Glenelg Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Glenelg Shire, 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
Glenelg Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences680.82.4600.72.2+8
Information Technology380.53.1410.52.7-3
Engineering and Related Technologies1,04212.510.11,06712.110.4-25
Architecture and Building3554.34.63684.24.2-13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3724.51.63363.81.5+36
Health6577.97.56016.86.7+56
Education4405.35.54344.95.0+6
Management and Commerce6207.515.05726.513.3+48
Society and Culture5827.08.94425.07.7+140
Creative Arts720.93.2700.82.7+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3334.03.63343.83.5-1
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.130.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described2973.62.93674.23.8-70
No qualification3,43141.331.54,10846.736.4-677

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, Victoria : 2.4% Information Technology, Victoria : 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Victoria : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Victoria : 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Victoria : 1.6% Health, Victoria : 7.5% Education, Victoria : 5.5% Management and Commerce, Victoria : 15.0% Society and Culture, Victoria : 8.9% Creative Arts, Victoria : 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Victoria : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Victoria : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Victoria : 2.9% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 12.5% Architecture and Building, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 4.5% Health, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 7.9% Education, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 7.5% Society and Culture, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 7.0% Creative Arts, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 3.6% No qualification, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 41.3%
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, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +8 Information Technology, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -25 Architecture and Building, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +36 Health, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +56 Education, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +6 Management and Commerce, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +48 Society and Culture, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +140 Creative Arts, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Glenelg Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -70 No qualification, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -677
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 Glenelg Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,042 people or 12.5%)
  • Health (657 people or 7.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (620 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,319 people in total or 27.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 7.5% in Health; and 15.0% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Glenelg Shire decreased by 493 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+140 people)
  • Health (+56 people)

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