Glenelg Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Glenelg Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 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 Programmes30.00.130.00.0--
Not stated or inadequately described2973.62.93674.23.8-70
No qualification3,43141.331.54,10846.736.4-677
Total Persons8,310100.0100.08,803100.0100.0-493

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 Glenelg Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Society and Culture (+140 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-70 resident workers)
  • Health (+56 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+48 resident workers)

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