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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Limestone Coast 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 the Limestone Coast 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 the Limestone Coast region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2460.82.12330.81.9+13
Information Technology1550.51.81090.41.6+46
Engineering and Related Technologies3,43211.510.93,28110.910.9+151
Architecture and Building1,0613.53.61,0283.43.3+33
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,4434.81.91,3074.31.7+136
Health1,7635.98.61,5915.37.5+172
Education1,6735.65.41,4614.84.7+212
Management and Commerce2,7899.312.92,5138.311.4+276
Society and Culture1,7846.08.91,2914.37.4+493
Creative Arts2490.82.02150.71.8+34
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1473.83.61,0543.53.4+93
Mixed Field Programmes310.10.1150.00.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described8202.72.59593.23.3-139
No qualification13,32644.535.715,16650.241.0-1,840

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, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 4.8% Health, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 5.9% Education, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 9.3% Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 6.0% Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 44.5%
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, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +13 Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +46 Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +151 Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +33 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +136 Health, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +172 Education, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +212 Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +276 Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +493 Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +34 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +93 Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -139 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -1,840
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 Limestone Coast region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,432 people or 11.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,789 people or 9.3%)
  • Society and Culture (1,784 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,005 people in total or 26.8% 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 the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.8% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.9% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Limestone Coast region decreased by 304 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+493 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+276 people)
  • Education (+212 people)
  • Health (+172 people)

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