Southern Mallee District Council
Resident workers - Field of qualification
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 Southern Mallee District Council'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 Southern Mallee District Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of the Southern Mallee District Council, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Southern Mallee District Council - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||5||0.5||2.1||4||0.4||1.9||+1|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||78||8.0||10.9||94||8.9||10.9||-16|
|Architecture and Building||16||1.6||3.6||14||1.3||3.3||+2|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||105||10.8||1.9||89||8.4||1.7||+16|
|Management and Commerce||50||5.2||12.9||66||6.3||11.4||-16|
|Society and Culture||46||4.7||8.9||41||3.9||7.4||+5|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||26||2.7||3.6||31||2.9||3.4||-5|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0||0.1||0||0||0.1||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||29||3.0||2.5||33||3.1||3.3||-4|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Southern Mallee District Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (105 people or 10.8%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (78 people or 8.0%)
- Health (66 people or 6.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 249 people in total or 25.7% 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 8.6% in Health.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10.8% compared to 1.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (5.2% compared to 12.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 8.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.0% compared to 10.9%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Southern Mallee District Council decreased by 85 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 Southern Mallee District Council was for those qualified in:
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+16 resident workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (-16 resident workers)
- Management and Commerce (-16 resident workers)
- Society and Culture (+5 resident workers)