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Coorong District Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies in the Coorong District Council area 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 Coorong District Council area'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 Coorong District Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Coorong District Council area, 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
Coorong District Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences100.42.1160.71.9-6
Information Technology70.31.8120.51.6-5
Engineering and Related Technologies2089.110.91837.510.9+25
Architecture and Building522.33.6542.23.3-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2099.11.91817.41.7+28
Health1285.68.61315.47.5-3
Education944.15.41014.14.7-7
Management and Commerce1576.812.91455.911.4+12
Society and Culture1325.88.91014.17.4+31
Creative Arts170.72.0120.51.8+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services703.13.6532.23.4+17
Mixed Field Programmes80.30.1000.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described662.92.5843.43.3-18
No qualification1,13649.535.71,37556.241.0-239
Total Persons2,294100.0100.02,448100.0100.0-154

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 Coorong District Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (209 people or 9.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (208 people or 9.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (157 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 574 people in total or 25.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 12.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Coorong District Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (9.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.6% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Coorong District Council area decreased by 154 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+31 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+28 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+25 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-18 resident workers)

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