City of AdelaideEconomic profile
Skip to content

City of Adelaide

Local labour force - Field of qualification

There are more people qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Adelaide local labour force 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 Adelaide's labour force, 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 Adelaide 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 Adelaide, 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 population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Local labour force field of qualification
City of Adelaide 20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3583.92.23124.02.0+46
Information Technology2783.11.92583.31.7+20
Engineering and Related Technologies7077.810.75757.411.0+132
Architecture and Building2713.03.42212.93.1+50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies630.71.2781.01.1-15
Health1,07611.87.986211.16.9+214
Education3283.64.73394.44.7-11
Management and Commerce1,50416.512.41,16215.010.4+342
Society and Culture1,20613.38.096412.46.6+242
Creative Arts4464.92.13274.21.8+119
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3023.33.32192.83.1+83
Mixed Field Programmes150.20.100.00.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described2682.93.22413.13.7+27
No qualification2,26724.938.92,19228.343.8+75

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

Local labour force field of qualifications, 2011
Local labour force field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Information Technology, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Architecture and Building, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Health, Greater Adelaide: 7.9% Education, Greater Adelaide: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Greater Adelaide: 12.4% Society and Culture, Greater Adelaide: 8.0% Creative Arts, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% No qualification, Greater Adelaide: 38.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide: 3.9% Information Technology, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Health, City of Adelaide: 11.8% Education, City of Adelaide: 3.6% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: 16.5% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: 13.3% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 2.9% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 24.9%
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 labour force field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide: +46 Information Technology, City of Adelaide: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: +132 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: +50 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: -15 Health, City of Adelaide: +214 Education, City of Adelaide: -11 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: +342 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: +242 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: +119 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: +83 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: +27 No qualification, City of Adelaide: +75
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 field of qualifications in the City of Adelaide shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,504 people or 16.5%)
  • Society and Culture (1,206 people or 13.3%)
  • Health (1,076 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,786 people in total or 41.7% of the employed local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 12.4% in Management and Commerce; 8.0% in Society and Culture; and 7.9% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in Society and Culture (13.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in Management and Commerce (16.5% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in Health (11.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.8% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the the City of Adelaide local labour force increased by 1,339 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+342 people)
  • Society and Culture (+242 people)
  • Health (+214 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+132 people)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v16.07.05-1.0.8