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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Management and Commerce 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 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
Limestone Coast region - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences131.74.881.14.9+5
Information Technology141.87.5101.46.4+4
Engineering and Related Technologies749.413.0588.212.9+16
Architecture and Building232.95.1233.24.6--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies567.11.7385.41.7+18
Health597.54.4547.63.8+5
Education151.91.5253.51.7-10
Management and Commerce22028.024.220729.222.7+13
Society and Culture658.312.7507.112.4+15
Creative Arts243.04.2182.54.0+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services70.90.9101.40.9-3
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described40.51.6111.61.9-7
No qualification21327.118.419627.722.2+17
Total Persons787100.0100.0708100.0100.0+79

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 Limestone Coast region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (220 people or 28.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (74 people or 9.4%)
  • Society and Culture (65 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 359 people in total or 45.6% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, South Australia employed 24.2% in Management and Commerce; 13.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 12.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Information Technology (1.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Society and Culture (8.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (28.0% compared to 24.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region increased by 79 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region was for those qualified in:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+18 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+16 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+15 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+13 resident workers)

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