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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences390.62.1380.61.9+1
Information Technology410.61.8340.51.6+7
Engineering and Related Technologies89813.810.983012.510.9+68
Architecture and Building1983.03.61852.83.3+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies991.51.9901.41.7+9
Health5077.88.64546.87.5+53
Education3615.55.43074.64.7+54
Management and Commerce5778.912.95057.611.4+72
Society and Culture5408.38.93845.87.4+156
Creative Arts340.52.0330.51.8+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2183.33.62313.53.4-13
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.1100.20.1-7
Not stated or inadequately described1902.92.52333.53.3-43
No qualification2,81043.135.73,29949.741.0-489

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0.6% Information Technology, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 1.5% Health, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 7.8% Education, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 5.5% Management and Commerce, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 8.9% Society and Culture, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 8.3% Creative Arts, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 43.1%
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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +1 Information Technology, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +68 Architecture and Building, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +9 Health, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +53 Education, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +54 Management and Commerce, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +72 Society and Culture, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +156 Creative Arts, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -13 Mixed Field Programmes, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -7 Not stated or inadequately described, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -43 No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -489
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 Port Pirie Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (898 people or 13.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (577 people or 8.9%)
  • Society and Culture (540 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,015 people in total or 30.9% 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.6% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area decreased by 118 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+156 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+72 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+68 people)
  • Education (+54 people)

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