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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 Yorke and Mid North Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2160.72.12290.81.9-13
Information Technology1370.51.81280.41.6+9
Engineering and Related Technologies3,41111.710.93,11510.510.9+296
Architecture and Building8783.03.67772.63.3+101
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3324.61.91,2164.11.7+116
Health2,2557.78.62,0917.07.5+164
Education1,7285.95.41,5665.34.7+162
Management and Commerce2,3258.012.91,9776.711.4+348
Society and Culture1,9476.78.91,5795.37.4+368
Creative Arts2060.72.01810.61.8+25
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0103.53.69613.23.4+49
Mixed Field Programmes280.10.1190.10.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described8703.02.59283.13.3-58
No qualification12,86744.035.714,95250.341.0-2,085

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 Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 0.7% Information Technology, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 11.7% Architecture and Building, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 4.6% Health, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 7.7% Education, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 8.0% Society and Culture, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 6.7% Creative Arts, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 44.0%
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 Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -13 Information Technology, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +296 Architecture and Building, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +101 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +116 Health, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +164 Education, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +162 Management and Commerce, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +348 Society and Culture, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +368 Creative Arts, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +25 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +49 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -58 No qualification, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -2,085
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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,411 people or 11.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,325 people or 8.0%)
  • Health (2,255 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,991 people in total or 27.3% 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region decreased by 509 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+368 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+348 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+296 people)
  • Health (+164 people)

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