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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the District Council of Mount Barker, 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
District Council of Mount Barker 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3562.22.12731.81.9+83
Information Technology2191.31.82391.61.6-20
Engineering and Related Technologies1,72410.510.91,61310.710.9+111
Architecture and Building6644.13.65523.63.3+112
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4702.91.94032.71.7+67
Health1,4228.78.61,1927.97.5+230
Education9846.05.48275.54.7+157
Management and Commerce2,02012.312.91,63910.811.4+381
Society and Culture1,4668.98.91,2118.07.4+255
Creative Arts3702.32.02941.91.8+76
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6784.13.65483.63.4+130
Mixed Field Programmes160.10.180.10.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described4552.82.54202.83.3+35
No qualification5,53633.835.75,91839.141.0-382

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, South Australia : 2.1% Information Technology, South Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia : 10.9% Architecture and Building, South Australia : 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia : 1.9% Health, South Australia : 8.6% Education, South Australia : 5.4% Management and Commerce, South Australia : 12.9% Society and Culture, South Australia : 8.9% Creative Arts, South Australia : 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia : 2.5% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 2.2% Information Technology, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 10.5% Architecture and Building, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 2.9% Health, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 8.7% Education, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 6.0% Management and Commerce, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 12.3% Society and Culture, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 8.9% Creative Arts, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: 33.8%
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, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +83 Information Technology, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -20 Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +111 Architecture and Building, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +112 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +67 Health, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +230 Education, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +157 Management and Commerce, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +381 Society and Culture, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +255 Creative Arts, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +76 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +130 Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +35 No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -382
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 the District Council of Mount Barker shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,020 people or 12.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,724 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,466 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,210 people in total or 31.8% of the resident workers .

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.

There were no major differences in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between District Council of Mount Barker and South Australia in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,243 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the District Council of Mount Barker were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+381 people)
  • Society and Culture (+255 people)
  • Health (+230 people)
  • Education (+157 people)

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