RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons29,210100.0100.029,719100.0100.0-509

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region was for those qualified in:

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

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