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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Regional Council of Goyder 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 Regional Council of Goyder'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 Regional Council of Goyder or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Regional Council of Goyder, 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
Regional Council of Goyder 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences140.82.1191.11.9-5
Information Technology70.41.830.21.6+4
Engineering and Related Technologies1669.910.91679.410.9-1
Architecture and Building321.93.6301.73.3+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1438.51.91257.11.7+18
Health1066.38.61116.37.5-5
Education764.55.4744.24.7+2
Management and Commerce1166.912.91196.711.4-3
Society and Culture975.88.9995.67.4-2
Creative Arts140.82.0100.61.8+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services452.73.6502.83.4-5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described613.62.5593.33.3+2
No qualification79947.735.790651.141.0-107

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, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 9.9% Architecture and Building, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 8.5% Health, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 6.3% Education, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 4.5% Management and Commerce, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 6.9% Society and Culture, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 5.8% Creative Arts, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 3.6% No qualification, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 47.7%
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, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -5 Information Technology, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -1 Architecture and Building, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +18 Health, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -5 Education, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +2 Management and Commerce, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -3 Society and Culture, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -2 Creative Arts, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -5 Mixed Field Programmes, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: +2 No qualification, Regional Council of Goyder - All industries: -107
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 Regional Council of Goyder shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (166 people or 9.9%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (143 people or 8.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (116 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 425 people in total or 25.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 12.9% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.3% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Regional Council of Goyder decreased by 96 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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