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Southern Flinders Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences580.50.0550.50.0+3
Information Technology480.50.8490.40.0-1
Engineering and Related Technologies1,39813.13.61,26011.52.1+138
Architecture and Building2962.80.62722.50.9+24
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3233.00.03202.90.9+3
Health8688.12.47867.21.8+82
Education6666.20.56095.60.5+57
Management and Commerce8628.17.97596.95.6+103
Society and Culture7837.35.35935.42.0+190
Creative Arts590.60.5510.50.0+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3173.08.83212.97.2-4
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.0100.10.0-7
Not stated or inadequately described3032.82.43813.54.2-78
No qualification4,67843.967.25,46850.074.9-790

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, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Information Technology, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 3.6% Architecture and Building, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Health, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.4% Education, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.5% Management and Commerce, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 7.9% Society and Culture, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 5.3% Creative Arts, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 8.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.4% No qualification, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 67.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0.5% Information Technology, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 13.1% Architecture and Building, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 3.0% Health, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 8.1% Education, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 8.1% Society and Culture, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 7.3% Creative Arts, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 43.9%
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, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +3 Information Technology, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +138 Architecture and Building, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +24 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +3 Health, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +82 Education, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +57 Management and Commerce, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +103 Society and Culture, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +190 Creative Arts, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -4 Mixed Field Programmes, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -7 Not stated or inadequately described, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -78 No qualification, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -790
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 Southern Flinders Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,398 people or 13.1%)
  • Health (868 people or 8.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (862 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,128 people in total or 29.3% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 3.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 2.4% in Health; and 7.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Southern Flinders Region and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (6.2% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (8.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Southern Flinders Region decreased by 272 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Southern Flinders Region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+190 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+138 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+103 people)
  • Health (+82 people)

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