City of Onkaparinga

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Onkaparinga 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 City of Onkaparinga'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 City of Onkaparinga or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Onkaparinga, 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 Onkaparinga - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1601.52.11,1021.51.9+58
Information Technology1,1321.51.81,0751.41.6+57
Engineering and Related Technologies8,57911.510.98,80311.610.9-224
Architecture and Building3,3474.53.63,0164.03.3+331
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1961.61.91,0321.41.7+164
Health6,2668.48.65,4257.17.5+841
Education3,5354.75.42,9753.94.7+560
Management and Commerce9,09012.112.98,04010.611.4+1,050
Society and Culture7,0139.48.95,8147.77.4+1,199
Creative Arts1,3101.72.01,1221.51.8+188
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,1134.23.62,8803.83.4+233
Mixed Field Programmes650.10.1460.10.1+19
Not stated or inadequately described1,8162.42.52,3603.13.3-544
No qualification27,27436.435.732,21742.441.0-4,943
Total Persons74,896100.0100.075,907100.0100.0-1,011

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Onkaparinga shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,090 people or 12.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,579 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (7,013 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,682 people in total or 32.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

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.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Onkaparinga and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (4.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.5% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Onkaparinga decreased by 1,011 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+1,199 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,050 resident workers)
  • Health (+841 resident workers)
  • Education (+560 resident workers)

City of Onkaparinga

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