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Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Clare & Gilbert Valleys 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 Clare & Gilbert Valleys 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 Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council, 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
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences781.92.1842.01.9-6
Information Technology170.41.8290.71.6-12
Engineering and Related Technologies43310.410.943110.210.9+2
Architecture and Building1273.13.61032.43.3+24
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2676.41.92886.81.7-21
Health3378.18.63137.47.5+24
Education2666.45.42586.14.7+8
Management and Commerce4039.712.93117.411.4+92
Society and Culture2676.48.92455.87.4+22
Creative Arts521.32.0411.01.8+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1633.93.61413.33.4+22
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.130.10.1--
Not stated or inadequately described1062.62.5942.23.3+12
No qualification1,63739.435.71,88744.641.0-250
Total Persons4,156100.0100.04,228100.0100.0-72

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 Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (433 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (403 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (337 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,173 people in total or 28.2% 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 Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.4% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council decreased by 72 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+92 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+24 resident workers)
  • Health (+24 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+22 resident workers)

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