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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Barunga West Council 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 Barunga West Council'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 Barunga West Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Barunga West Council, 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
Barunga West Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences60.72.150.51.9+1
Information Technology30.31.800.01.6+3
Engineering and Related Technologies11212.310.9879.410.9+25
Architecture and Building121.33.6161.73.3-4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies434.71.9363.91.7+7
Health697.68.6626.77.5+7
Education515.65.4485.24.7+3
Management and Commerce647.012.9616.611.4+3
Society and Culture444.88.9465.07.4-2
Creative Arts40.42.030.31.8+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services202.23.6222.43.4-2
Mixed Field Programmes40.40.100.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described303.32.5212.33.3+9
No qualification45049.335.752056.141.0-70

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, Barunga West Council - All industries: 0.7% Information Technology, Barunga West Council - All industries: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Barunga West Council - All industries: 12.3% Architecture and Building, Barunga West Council - All industries: 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Barunga West Council - All industries: 4.7% Health, Barunga West Council - All industries: 7.6% Education, Barunga West Council - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Barunga West Council - All industries: 7.0% Society and Culture, Barunga West Council - All industries: 4.8% Creative Arts, Barunga West Council - All industries: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Barunga West Council - All industries: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Barunga West Council - All industries: 0.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Barunga West Council - All industries: 3.3% No qualification, Barunga West Council - All industries: 49.3%
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, Barunga West Council - All industries: +1 Information Technology, Barunga West Council - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Barunga West Council - All industries: +25 Architecture and Building, Barunga West Council - All industries: -4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Barunga West Council - All industries: +7 Health, Barunga West Council - All industries: +7 Education, Barunga West Council - All industries: +3 Management and Commerce, Barunga West Council - All industries: +3 Society and Culture, Barunga West Council - All industries: -2 Creative Arts, Barunga West Council - All industries: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Barunga West Council - All industries: -2 Mixed Field Programmes, Barunga West Council - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Barunga West Council - All industries: +9 No qualification, Barunga West Council - All industries: -70
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 Barunga West Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (112 people or 12.3%)
  • Health (69 people or 7.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (64 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 245 people in total or 26.9% of the resident workers .

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

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Barunga West Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.7% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (4.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (1.3% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Barunga West Council decreased by 15 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Barunga West Council.

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