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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Light Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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 Programmes80.10.1000.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described1922.62.51862.73.3+6
No qualification2,90739.835.73,17446.041.0-267
Total Persons7,310100.0100.06,902100.0100.0+408

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 Light Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Light Regional Council was for those qualified in:

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

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