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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 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 Sciences131.74.881.14.9+5
Information Technology141.87.5101.46.4+4
Engineering and Related Technologies749.413.0588.212.9+16
Architecture and Building232.95.1233.24.60
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 Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described40.51.6111.61.9-7
No qualification21327.118.419627.722.2+17

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 4.8% Information Technology, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 7.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 13.0% Architecture and Building, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.7% Health, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 4.4% Education, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.5% Management and Commerce, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 24.2% Society and Culture, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 12.7% Creative Arts, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 4.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.9% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.6% No qualification, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 18.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.4% Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.1% Health, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.5% Education, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 28.0% Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 8.3% Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.5% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 27.1%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +16 Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +18 Health, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Education, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -10 Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +13 Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +15 Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -7 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +17
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 (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 larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (28.0% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Information Technology (1.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Society and Culture (8.3% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

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

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region.

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