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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Adelaide Hills Council, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Adelaide Hills Council;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Adelaide Hills Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Adelaide Hills Council - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1952.21.91892.21.8+6
Information Technology921.01.6891.01.4+3
Engineering and Related Technologies7608.511.07438.611.1+17
Architecture and Building3193.63.32873.33.0+32
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3343.71.73494.01.6-15
Health6257.07.64895.76.7+136
Education7348.24.87008.14.8+34
Management and Commerce7728.611.56407.49.7+132
Society and Culture6457.27.54735.56.1+172
Creative Arts1962.21.81912.21.6+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3694.13.43363.93.1+33
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.130.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described2312.63.02723.13.3-41
No qualification3,68441.140.83,88744.945.6-203

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia: 1.9% Information Technology, South Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 11.0% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 1.7% Health, South Australia: 7.6% Education, South Australia: 4.8% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 11.5% Society and Culture, South Australia: 7.5% Creative Arts, South Australia: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 3.0% No qualification, South Australia: 40.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.2% Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.5% Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.7% Health, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.0% Education, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.2% Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.6% Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.2% Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.6% No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council: 41.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +6 Information Technology, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +17 Architecture and Building, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +32 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -15 Health, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +136 Education, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +34 Management and Commerce, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +132 Society and Culture, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +172 Creative Arts, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: +33 Mixed Field Programmes, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -41 No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council - All industries: -203
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (772 people or 8.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (760 people or 8.5%)
  • Education (734 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,266 people in total or 25.3% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.5% in Management and Commerce; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 4.8% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.7% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Adelaide Hills Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+172 local workers)
  • Health (+136 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+132 local workers)
  • Education (+34 local workers)

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