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District Council of Peterborough

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
District Council of Peterborough - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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 Building30.63.630.63.3--
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 Arts40.82.040.81.8--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services153.13.661.23.4+9
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described183.72.5183.53.3--
No qualification25952.935.729958.741.0-40
Total Persons490100.0100.0509100.0100.0-19

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 District Council of Peterborough shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+9 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+5 resident workers)
  • Education (+5 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+3 resident workers)

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