City of Playford

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Playford 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 Playford'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 Playford 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 Playford, 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 Playford - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2730.82.12040.71.9+69
Information Technology4421.41.83971.31.6+45
Engineering and Related Technologies3,80511.710.93,45711.310.9+348
Architecture and Building9883.03.68082.63.3+180
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3971.21.93381.11.7+59
Management and Commerce3,39410.412.92,7419.011.4+653
Society and Culture2,9669.18.92,0326.67.4+934
Creative Arts3541.12.02780.91.8+76
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2373.83.61,0773.53.4+160
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.1260.10.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described9402.92.51,2023.93.3-262
No qualification14,92945.735.715,94152.141.0-1,012
Total Persons32,655100.0100.030,591100.0100.0+2,064

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 Playford shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,805 people or 11.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,394 people or 10.4%)
  • Society and Culture (2,966 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,165 people in total or 31.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.4% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (3.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Playford increased by 2,064 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 Playford was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+934 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+653 resident workers)
  • Health (+436 resident workers)
  • Education (+369 resident workers)

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