District Council of Elliston
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health in the District Council of Elliston 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 Elliston'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 Elliston 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 Elliston, 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|
|District Council of Elliston - 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||0||0||2.1||3||0.6||1.9||-3|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||36||7.2||10.9||36||6.7||10.9||--|
|Architecture and Building||6||1.2||3.6||5||0.9||3.3||+1|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||37||7.4||1.9||36||6.7||1.7||+1|
|Management and Commerce||25||5.0||12.9||21||3.9||11.4||+4|
|Society and Culture||27||5.4||8.9||42||7.8||7.4||-15|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||12||2.4||3.6||14||2.6||3.4||-2|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0||0.1||0||0||0.1||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||16||3.2||2.5||9||1.7||3.3||+7|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in the District Council of Elliston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Health (45 people or 9.1%)
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (37 people or 7.4%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (36 people or 7.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 118 people in total or 23.7% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, South Australia employed 8.6% in Health; 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies and 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the District Council of Elliston and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (5.0% compared to 12.9%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.4% compared to 1.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.2% compared to 10.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.4% compared to 8.9%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Elliston decreased by 39 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 Elliston was for those qualified in:
- Society and Culture (-15 resident workers)
- Not stated or inadequately described (+7 resident workers)
- Education (+5 resident workers)
- Management and Commerce (+4 resident workers)