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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Salisbury 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 the City of Salisbury'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 the City of Salisbury or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Salisbury, 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
City of Salisbury 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences8221.42.16941.21.9+128
Information Technology1,2452.21.81,0911.91.6+154
Engineering and Related Technologies7,02012.210.96,94912.210.9+71
Architecture and Building1,7493.03.61,5782.83.3+171
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5100.91.94830.81.7+27
Health3,7496.58.63,0115.37.5+738
Education1,9603.45.41,4742.64.7+486
Management and Commerce6,60211.512.95,72810.111.4+874
Society and Culture4,9438.68.93,6526.47.4+1,291
Creative Arts7441.32.06381.11.8+106
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,1913.83.61,9013.33.4+290
Mixed Field Programmes520.10.1470.10.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described1,4342.52.52,1233.73.3-689
No qualification24,39142.535.727,59248.441.0-3,201

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, City of Salisbury - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Salisbury - All industries: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Salisbury - All industries: 12.2% Architecture and Building, City of Salisbury - All industries: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Salisbury - All industries: 0.9% Health, City of Salisbury - All industries: 6.5% Education, City of Salisbury - All industries: 3.4% Management and Commerce, City of Salisbury - All industries: 11.5% Society and Culture, City of Salisbury - All industries: 8.6% Creative Arts, City of Salisbury - All industries: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Salisbury - All industries: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Salisbury - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Salisbury - All industries: 2.5% No qualification, City of Salisbury - All industries: 42.5%
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, City of Salisbury - All industries: +128 Information Technology, City of Salisbury - All industries: +154 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Salisbury - All industries: +71 Architecture and Building, City of Salisbury - All industries: +171 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Salisbury - All industries: +27 Health, City of Salisbury - All industries: +738 Education, City of Salisbury - All industries: +486 Management and Commerce, City of Salisbury - All industries: +874 Society and Culture, City of Salisbury - All industries: +1,291 Creative Arts, City of Salisbury - All industries: +106 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Salisbury - All industries: +290 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Salisbury - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Salisbury - All industries: -689 No qualification, City of Salisbury - All industries: -3,201
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 the City of Salisbury shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,020 people or 12.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (6,602 people or 11.5%)
  • Society and Culture (4,943 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,565 people in total or 32.3% 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 the City of Salisbury and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (3.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Salisbury increased by 451 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+1,291 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+874 people)
  • Health (+738 people)
  • Education (+486 people)

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