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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2620.92.12460.91.9+16
Information Technology1800.61.81400.51.6+40
Engineering and Related Technologies2,95510.210.92,7229.410.9+233
Architecture and Building7362.63.66932.43.3+43
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3054.51.91,1444.01.7+161
Health1,7646.18.61,6355.77.5+129
Education1,3294.65.41,1934.14.7+136
Management and Commerce2,5128.712.92,0917.311.4+421
Society and Culture2,1337.48.91,5845.57.4+549
Creative Arts2200.82.01730.61.8+47
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0883.83.61,0123.53.4+76
Mixed Field Programmes360.10.1260.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described9373.22.51,0353.63.3-98
No qualification13,40446.435.715,12252.541.0-1,718

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, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 0.9% Information Technology, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 10.2% Architecture and Building, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 2.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 4.5% Health, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 6.1% Education, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 4.6% Management and Commerce, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 8.7% Society and Culture, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 7.4% Creative Arts, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: 46.4%
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, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +16 Information Technology, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +40 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +233 Architecture and Building, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +43 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +161 Health, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +129 Education, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +136 Management and Commerce, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +421 Society and Culture, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +549 Creative Arts, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +47 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +76 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: -98 No qualification, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries: -1,718
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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,955 people or 10.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,512 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (2,133 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,600 people in total or 26.3% 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.4% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region increased by 45 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+549 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+421 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+233 people)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+161 people)

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