City of Unley

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Unley 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 Unley'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 Unley 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 Unley, 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
City of Unley - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7283.92.17133.81.9+15
Information Technology4152.21.84272.31.6-12
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2846.910.91,3507.110.9-66
Architecture and Building6373.43.66023.23.3+35
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2141.21.91941.01.7+20
Health2,47413.48.62,21211.77.5+262
Education1,1906.45.41,2396.64.7-49
Management and Commerce3,35818.212.93,19016.911.4+168
Society and Culture2,25412.28.92,14811.47.4+106
Creative Arts7504.12.07764.11.8-26
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5252.83.64882.63.4+37
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.1140.10.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described3381.82.54982.63.3-160
No qualification4,30623.335.75,05426.741.0-748
Total Persons18,485100.0100.018,905100.0100.0-420

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Unley shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,358 people or 18.2%)
  • Health (2,474 people or 13.4%)
  • Society and Culture (2,254 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,086 people in total or 43.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.6% in Health and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Unley and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (18.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (13.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (6.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (12.2% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Unley decreased by 420 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Unley was for those qualified in:

  • Health (+262 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+168 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-160 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+106 resident workers)

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