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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Light Regional Council 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 Light Regional Council'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 Light Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Light Regional Council, 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
Light Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1101.52.1991.41.9+11
Information Technology610.81.8350.51.6+26
Engineering and Related Technologies99913.710.990713.110.9+92
Architecture and Building2363.23.62012.93.3+35
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2413.31.92203.21.7+21
Health5267.28.64246.17.5+102
Education4105.65.43334.84.7+77
Management and Commerce75010.312.96289.111.4+122
Society and Culture5327.38.94176.07.4+115
Creative Arts801.12.0711.01.8+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2583.53.62073.03.4+51
Mixed Field Programmes80.10.100.00.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described1922.62.51862.73.3+6
No qualification2,90739.835.73,17446.041.0-267

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, Light Regional Council - All industries: 1.5% Information Technology, Light Regional Council - All industries: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Light Regional Council - All industries: 13.7% Architecture and Building, Light Regional Council - All industries: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Light Regional Council - All industries: 3.3% Health, Light Regional Council - All industries: 7.2% Education, Light Regional Council - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Light Regional Council - All industries: 10.3% Society and Culture, Light Regional Council - All industries: 7.3% Creative Arts, Light Regional Council - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Light Regional Council - All industries: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Light Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Light Regional Council - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Light Regional Council - All industries: 39.8%
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, Light Regional Council - All industries: +11 Information Technology, Light Regional Council - All industries: +26 Engineering and Related Technologies, Light Regional Council - All industries: +92 Architecture and Building, Light Regional Council - All industries: +35 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Light Regional Council - All industries: +21 Health, Light Regional Council - All industries: +102 Education, Light Regional Council - All industries: +77 Management and Commerce, Light Regional Council - All industries: +122 Society and Culture, Light Regional Council - All industries: +115 Creative Arts, Light Regional Council - All industries: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Light Regional Council - All industries: +51 Mixed Field Programmes, Light Regional Council - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, Light Regional Council - All industries: +6 No qualification, Light Regional Council - All industries: -267
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 Light Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (999 people or 13.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (750 people or 10.3%)
  • Society and Culture (532 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,281 people in total or 31.2% 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 Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • 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 (10.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Light Regional Council increased by 408 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+122 people)
  • Society and Culture (+115 people)
  • Health (+102 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+92 people)

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