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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons54,771100.0100.054,015100.0100.0+756

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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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 (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (6.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (9.4% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 756 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island was for those qualified in:

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

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