City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Resident workers - Field of qualification
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 City of Port Adelaide Enfield'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 City of Port Adelaide Enfield or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of City of Port Adelaide Enfield, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Port Adelaide Enfield - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||1,179||2.3||2.1||1,024||2.1||1.9||+155|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||5,901||11.3||10.9||5,792||11.8||10.9||+109|
|Architecture and Building||1,587||3.0||3.6||1,396||2.8||3.3||+191|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||511||1.0||1.9||452||0.9||1.7||+59|
|Management and Commerce||7,508||14.4||12.9||5,900||12.0||11.4||+1,608|
|Society and Culture||4,624||8.8||8.9||3,809||7.7||7.4||+815|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||1,991||3.8||3.6||1,686||3.4||3.4||+305|
|Mixed Field Programmes||65||0.1||0.1||52||0.1||0.1||+13|
|Not stated or inadequately described||1,377||2.6||2.5||1,863||3.8||3.3||-486|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in City of Port Adelaide Enfield shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (7,508 people or 14.4%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (5,901 people or 11.3%)
- Society and Culture (4,624 people or 8.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 18,033 people in total or 34.5% 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 City of Port Adelaide Enfield and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.4% compared to 12.9%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (2.7% compared to 1.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.0% compared to 1.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.7% compared to 5.4%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in City of Port Adelaide Enfield increased by 3,055 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Port Adelaide Enfield was for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+1,608 resident workers)
- Health (+939 resident workers)
- Society and Culture (+815 resident workers)
- Not stated or inadequately described (-486 resident workers)