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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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
City of Playford 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 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
Health1,8275.68.61,3914.57.5+436
Education1,0683.35.46992.34.7+369
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

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, City of Playford - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, City of Playford - All industries: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford - All industries: 11.7% Architecture and Building, City of Playford - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford - All industries: 1.2% Health, City of Playford - All industries: 5.6% Education, City of Playford - All industries: 3.3% Management and Commerce, City of Playford - All industries: 10.4% Society and Culture, City of Playford - All industries: 9.1% Creative Arts, City of Playford - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, City of Playford - All industries: 45.7%
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, City of Playford - All industries: +69 Information Technology, City of Playford - All industries: +45 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford - All industries: +348 Architecture and Building, City of Playford - All industries: +180 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford - All industries: +59 Health, City of Playford - All industries: +436 Education, City of Playford - All industries: +369 Management and Commerce, City of Playford - All industries: +653 Society and Culture, City of Playford - All industries: +934 Creative Arts, City of Playford - All industries: +76 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford - All industries: +160 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford - All industries: -262 No qualification, City of Playford - All industries: -1,012
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 City of Playford shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Playford increased by 2,064 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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