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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons6,515100.0100.06,633100.0100.0-118

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

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

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