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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Mid North Region 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 Mid North Region'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 Mid North Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Mid North Region, 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
Mid North Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1131.32.11231.41.9-10
Information Technology420.51.8440.51.6-2
Engineering and Related Technologies89210.410.98679.810.9+25
Architecture and Building2242.63.61952.23.3+29
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5956.91.95576.31.7+38
Health6347.48.65976.87.5+37
Education4845.65.44595.24.7+25
Management and Commerce7048.212.95946.711.4+110
Society and Culture5316.28.94865.57.4+45
Creative Arts831.02.0750.81.8+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2993.53.62763.13.4+23
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.130.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described2472.92.52382.73.3+9
No qualification3,75643.635.74,31048.841.0-554

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, Mid North Region - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Mid North Region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Mid North Region - All industries: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Mid North Region - All industries: 2.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Mid North Region - All industries: 6.9% Health, Mid North Region - All industries: 7.4% Education, Mid North Region - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Mid North Region - All industries: 8.2% Society and Culture, Mid North Region - All industries: 6.2% Creative Arts, Mid North Region - All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mid North Region - All industries: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Mid North Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Mid North Region - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Mid North Region - All industries: 43.6%
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, Mid North Region - All industries: -10 Information Technology, Mid North Region - All industries: -2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Mid North Region - All industries: +25 Architecture and Building, Mid North Region - All industries: +29 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Mid North Region - All industries: +38 Health, Mid North Region - All industries: +37 Education, Mid North Region - All industries: +25 Management and Commerce, Mid North Region - All industries: +110 Society and Culture, Mid North Region - All industries: +45 Creative Arts, Mid North Region - All industries: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mid North Region - All industries: +23 Mixed Field Programmes, Mid North Region - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Mid North Region - All industries: +9 No qualification, Mid North Region - All industries: -554
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 Mid North Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (892 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (704 people or 8.2%)
  • Health (634 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,230 people in total or 25.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 8.6% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Mid North Region decreased by 208 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Mid North Region was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+110 people)

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