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District Council of Peterborough

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in District Council of Peterborough 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 District Council of Peterborough'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 District Council of Peterborough or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of District Council of Peterborough, 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
District Council of Peterborough 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences30.62.151.01.9-2
Information Technology40.81.830.61.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies428.610.9377.310.9+5
Architecture and Building30.63.630.63.30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies163.31.9173.31.7-1
Health306.18.6316.17.5-1
Education357.15.4305.94.7+5
Management and Commerce306.112.9275.311.4+3
Society and Culture316.38.9295.77.4+2
Creative Arts40.82.040.81.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services153.13.661.23.4+9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described183.72.5183.53.30
No qualification25952.935.729958.741.0-40

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, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0.6% Information Technology, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 8.6% Architecture and Building, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 3.3% Health, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 6.1% Education, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 7.1% Management and Commerce, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 6.1% Society and Culture, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 6.3% Creative Arts, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 3.7% No qualification, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 52.9%
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, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: -2 Information Technology, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +5 Architecture and Building, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: -1 Health, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: -1 Education, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +5 Management and Commerce, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +3 Society and Culture, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +2 Creative Arts, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: 0 No qualification, District Council of Peterborough - All industries: -40
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 District Council of Peterborough shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (42 people or 8.6%)
  • Education (35 people or 7.1%)
  • Society and Culture (31 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 108 people in total or 22.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.4% in Education; and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (0.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.1% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in District Council of Peterborough decreased by 19 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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