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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in RDA BGLAP Region 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 RDA BGLAP Region'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 RDA BGLAP Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of RDA BGLAP Region, 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
RDA BGLAP Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6121.92.15041.61.9+108
Information Technology2840.91.82520.81.6+32
Engineering and Related Technologies4,16212.810.93,93612.610.9+226
Architecture and Building1,0763.33.69453.03.3+131
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9462.91.98192.61.7+127
Health2,2136.88.61,9006.17.5+313
Education1,7715.55.41,4074.54.7+364
Management and Commerce3,40310.512.92,8969.311.4+507
Society and Culture2,4937.78.91,9036.17.4+590
Creative Arts3651.12.03081.01.8+57
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2313.83.61,0683.43.4+163
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.160.00.1+29
Not stated or inadequately described9102.82.59653.13.3-55
No qualification12,92139.935.714,26645.841.0-1,345

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 BGLAP Region - All industries: 1.9% Information Technology, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 12.8% Architecture and Building, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 2.9% Health, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 6.8% Education, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 5.5% Management and Commerce, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 10.5% Society and Culture, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 7.7% Creative Arts, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 39.9%
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 BGLAP Region - All industries: +108 Information Technology, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +32 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +226 Architecture and Building, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +131 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +127 Health, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +313 Education, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +364 Management and Commerce, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +507 Society and Culture, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +590 Creative Arts, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +57 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +163 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +29 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -55 No qualification, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -1,345
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 RDA BGLAP Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,162 people or 12.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,403 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (2,493 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,058 people in total or 31.0% 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 RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 1,247 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+590 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+507 people)
  • Education (+364 people)
  • Health (+313 people)

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