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Copper Coast Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Copper Coast Council area 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 Copper Coast Council area'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 Copper Coast Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Copper Coast Council area, 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
Copper Coast Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences230.52.1220.51.9+1
Information Technology360.71.8240.51.6+12
Engineering and Related Technologies54310.910.948110.010.9+62
Architecture and Building1863.83.61653.43.3+21
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1182.41.9841.71.7+34
Health3707.58.63437.17.5+27
Education2945.95.42384.94.7+56
Management and Commerce4068.212.93146.511.4+92
Society and Culture3887.88.92886.07.4+100
Creative Arts290.62.0330.71.8-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2284.63.62064.33.4+22
Mixed Field Programmes60.10.130.10.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described1693.42.51553.23.3+14
No qualification2,16443.635.72,47651.241.0-312

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, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 0.5% Information Technology, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 10.9% Architecture and Building, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 2.4% Health, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 7.5% Education, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 8.2% Society and Culture, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 7.8% Creative Arts, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 3.4% No qualification, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: 43.6%
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, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +1 Information Technology, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +62 Architecture and Building, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +21 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +34 Health, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +27 Education, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +56 Management and Commerce, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +92 Society and Culture, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +100 Creative Arts, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: -4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +22 Mixed Field Programmes, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: +14 No qualification, Copper Coast Council area - All industries: -312
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 Copper Coast Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (543 people or 10.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (406 people or 8.2%)
  • Society and Culture (388 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,337 people in total or 26.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Copper Coast Council area and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (7.5% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Copper Coast Council area increased by 128 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Copper Coast Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+100 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+92 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+62 people)
  • Education (+56 people)

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