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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region'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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1790.72.11740.71.9+5
Information Technology1210.51.81160.51.6+5
Engineering and Related Technologies3,39814.210.93,45013.610.9-52
Architecture and Building8053.43.68003.23.3+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6992.91.96982.81.7+1
Health1,6887.18.61,5076.07.5+181
Education1,4175.95.41,2795.14.7+138
Management and Commerce2,0028.412.91,8977.511.4+105
Society and Culture1,6556.98.91,4015.57.4+254
Creative Arts1750.72.01470.61.8+28
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8583.63.68253.33.4+33
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.1130.10.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described6932.92.58743.53.3-181
No qualification10,21042.735.712,09747.941.0-1,887

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia : 2.1% Information Technology, South Australia : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia : 10.9% Architecture and Building, South Australia : 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia : 1.9% Health, South Australia : 8.6% Education, South Australia : 5.4% Management and Commerce, South Australia : 12.9% Society and Culture, South Australia : 8.9% Creative Arts, South Australia : 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia : 2.5% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.7% Information Technology, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 14.2% Architecture and Building, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 2.9% Health, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 7.1% Education, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 8.4% Society and Culture, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 6.9% Creative Arts, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 42.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +5 Information Technology, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -52 Architecture and Building, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +1 Health, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +181 Education, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +138 Management and Commerce, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +105 Society and Culture, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +254 Creative Arts, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +28 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +33 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -181 No qualification, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -1,887
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,398 people or 14.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,002 people or 8.4%)
  • Health (1,688 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,088 people in total or 29.6% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 8.6% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (14.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.4% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (7.1% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 1,358 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+254 people)
  • Health (+181 people)
  • Education (+138 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+105 people)

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