RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo IslandEconomic profile
Skip to content

RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island'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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, 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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Resident workers field of qualification
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3272.42.11,2102.21.9+117
Information Technology5871.11.86471.21.6-60
Engineering and Related Technologies5,82110.610.95,69010.510.9+131
Architecture and Building2,3114.23.62,1273.93.3+184
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,8213.31.91,6483.11.7+173
Health5,1299.48.64,6508.67.5+479
Education3,4456.35.43,1515.84.7+294
Management and Commerce6,28011.512.95,49110.211.4+789
Society and Culture4,9399.08.94,2337.87.4+706
Creative Arts1,2702.32.01,0572.01.8+213
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0343.73.61,8443.43.4+190
Mixed Field Programmes450.10.1230.00.1+22
Not stated or inadequately described1,5222.82.51,5142.83.3+8
No qualification18,24033.335.720,73038.441.0-2,490

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 2.4% Information Technology, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 10.6% Architecture and Building, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 3.3% Health, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 9.4% Education, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 6.3% Management and Commerce, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 11.5% Society and Culture, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 9.0% Creative Arts, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: 33.3%
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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +117 Information Technology, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -60 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +131 Architecture and Building, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +184 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +173 Health, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +479 Education, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +294 Management and Commerce, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +789 Society and Culture, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +706 Creative Arts, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +213 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +190 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +22 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +8 No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -2,490
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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (6,280 people or 11.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,821 people or 10.6%)
  • Health (5,129 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,230 people in total or 31.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.6% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 756 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+789 people)
  • Society and Culture (+706 people)
  • Health (+479 people)
  • Education (+294 people)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.07.26-1.0.1