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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Yorke Peninsula 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 Yorke Peninsula 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 Yorke Peninsula Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Yorke Peninsula 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
Yorke Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences450.52.1510.51.9-6
Information Technology470.51.8350.41.6+12
Engineering and Related Technologies1,12111.310.99889.910.9+133
Architecture and Building3583.63.63103.13.3+48
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4144.21.93393.41.7+75
Health7537.68.67087.17.5+45
Education5785.85.44985.04.7+80
Management and Commerce7597.612.96246.311.4+135
Society and Culture6336.48.95005.07.4+133
Creative Arts640.62.0550.61.8+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3944.03.63643.73.4+30
Mixed Field Programmes130.10.160.10.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described3203.22.53093.13.3+11
No qualification4,43344.635.75,17451.941.0-741

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, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.5% Information Technology, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 11.3% Architecture and Building, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 4.2% Health, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 7.6% Education, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 7.6% Society and Culture, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 6.4% Creative Arts, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: 44.6%
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, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: -6 Information Technology, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +133 Architecture and Building, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +48 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +75 Health, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +45 Education, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +80 Management and Commerce, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +135 Society and Culture, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +133 Creative Arts, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +30 Mixed Field Programmes, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +11 No qualification, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: -741
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 Yorke Peninsula Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,121 people or 11.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (759 people or 7.6%)
  • Health (753 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,633 people in total or 26.5% 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 Yorke Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.5% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Yorke Peninsula Region decreased by 29 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Yorke Peninsula Region were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+135 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+133 people)
  • Society and Culture (+133 people)
  • Education (+80 people)

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