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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Rural City of Murray Bridge 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge'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 Rural City of Murray Bridge or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Rural City of Murray Bridge, 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
Rural City of Murray Bridge - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences520.62.1440.51.9+8
Information Technology780.91.8510.61.6+27
Engineering and Related Technologies91810.810.982910.310.9+89
Architecture and Building2172.63.62262.83.3-9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2352.81.92032.51.7+32
Health4665.58.64135.27.5+53
Education3253.85.42463.14.7+79
Management and Commerce86510.212.96798.511.4+186
Society and Culture7338.68.94936.17.4+240
Creative Arts740.92.0500.61.8+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3053.63.62913.63.4+14
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.1100.10.1-1
Not stated or inadequately described3023.62.53244.03.3-22
No qualification3,90246.035.74,15851.941.0-256
Total Persons8,481100.0100.08,017100.0100.0+464

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 Rural City of Murray Bridge shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (918 people or 10.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (865 people or 10.2%)
  • Society and Culture (733 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,516 people in total or 29.7% 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (3.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.6% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Rural City of Murray Bridge increased by 464 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+240 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+186 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+89 resident workers)
  • Education (+79 resident workers)

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