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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Northern Areas 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 Northern Areas 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 Northern Areas Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Northern Areas 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
Northern Areas Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences90.52.190.41.90
Information Technology30.21.850.21.6-2
Engineering and Related Technologies24712.410.920810.010.9+39
Architecture and Building623.13.6492.43.3+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1306.51.91356.51.7-5
Health1728.78.61567.57.5+16
Education1447.35.41386.64.7+6
Management and Commerce1467.412.91306.211.4+16
Society and Culture1135.78.9924.47.4+21
Creative Arts90.52.090.41.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services472.43.6502.43.4-3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described492.52.5803.83.3-31
No qualification85443.035.71,02349.141.0-169

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, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0.5% Information Technology, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 12.4% Architecture and Building, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 6.5% Health, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 8.7% Education, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 7.3% Management and Commerce, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 7.4% Society and Culture, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 5.7% Creative Arts, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 43.0%
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, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +39 Architecture and Building, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -5 Health, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +16 Education, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +6 Management and Commerce, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +16 Society and Culture, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +21 Creative Arts, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -31 No qualification, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -169
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 Northern Areas Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (247 people or 12.4%)
  • Health (172 people or 8.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (146 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 565 people in total or 28.5% 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 Northern Areas Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.4% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Northern Areas Council area decreased by 99 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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