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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie'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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, 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
District Council of Loxton Waikerie - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences501.02.1420.81.9+8
Information Technology230.51.8140.31.6+9
Engineering and Related Technologies4479.010.94368.510.9+11
Architecture and Building1102.23.6971.93.3+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2955.91.92484.81.7+47
Health3226.58.63066.07.5+16
Education3076.25.43015.94.7+6
Management and Commerce4348.712.93336.511.4+101
Society and Culture3376.88.92725.37.4+65
Creative Arts340.72.0330.61.8+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2034.13.61703.33.4+33
Mixed Field Programmes100.20.170.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described1412.82.51603.13.3-19
No qualification2,27245.635.72,70552.841.0-433
Total Persons4,985100.0100.05,124100.0100.0-139

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (447 people or 9.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (434 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (337 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,218 people in total or 24.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie decreased by 139 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+101 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+65 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+47 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+33 resident workers)

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