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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in City of Port Lincoln 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 City of Port Lincoln'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 City of Port Lincoln or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Port Lincoln, 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
City of Port Lincoln 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences601.02.1420.71.9+18
Information Technology250.41.8310.51.6-6
Engineering and Related Technologies74012.010.974511.610.9-5
Architecture and Building2974.83.62574.03.3+40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1542.51.91692.61.7-15
Health4136.78.63775.97.5+36
Education3726.15.43605.64.7+12
Management and Commerce6089.912.95929.211.4+16
Society and Culture4657.68.93816.07.4+84
Creative Arts631.02.0420.71.8+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2684.43.62503.93.4+18
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.130.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1682.72.52523.93.3-84
No qualification2,50640.835.72,90145.341.0-395

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, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 12.0% Architecture and Building, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 2.5% Health, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 6.7% Education, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 6.1% Management and Commerce, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 9.9% Society and Culture, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 7.6% Creative Arts, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: 40.8%
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, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +18 Information Technology, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: -6 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: -5 Architecture and Building, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +40 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: -15 Health, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +36 Education, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +12 Management and Commerce, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +16 Society and Culture, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +84 Creative Arts, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +18 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: -84 No qualification, City of Port Lincoln - All industries: -395
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 City of Port Lincoln shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (740 people or 12.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (608 people or 9.9%)
  • Society and Culture (465 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,813 people in total or 29.5% of the resident workers .

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 City of Port Lincoln and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.6% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Port Lincoln decreased by 254 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Port Lincoln was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+84 people)

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