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Workforce - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Adelaide, there are more people with Management and Commerce qualifications in the workforce 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 City of Adelaide;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by employed people 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 in City of Adelaide's workforce.

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

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Workforce field of qualification - Summary
City of Adelaide - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences4,1913.81.93,4463.51.8+745
Information Technology4,0513.71.63,1753.21.4+876
Engineering and Related Technologies6,7106.111.05,8395.911.1+871
Architecture and Building2,2552.13.31,9302.03.0+325
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0110.91.78230.81.6+188
Health10,8049.97.68,8399.06.7+1,965
Education3,1702.94.82,9723.04.8+198
Management and Commerce22,89120.911.517,98518.39.7+4,906
Society and Culture13,18212.07.510,95111.16.1+2,231
Creative Arts3,6293.31.82,8352.91.6+794
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,1532.93.42,7592.83.1+394
Mixed Field Programmes630.10.1570.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described2,7912.63.02,9733.03.3-182
No qualification31,50228.840.833,95134.545.6-2,449

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

Workforce field of qualification, 2011
Workforce 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, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Information Technology, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: 6.1% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Health, City of Adelaide: 9.9% Education, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: 20.9% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: 12.0% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 2.6% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 28.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce field of qualification, 2011
Change in workforce field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide - All industries: +745 Information Technology, City of Adelaide - All industries: +876 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +871 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide - All industries: +325 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +188 Health, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,965 Education, City of Adelaide - All industries: +198 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,906 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,231 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide - All industries: +794 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide - All industries: +394 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide - All industries: -182 No qualification, City of Adelaide - All industries: -2,449
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 workforce shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (22,891 people or 20.9%)
  • Society and Culture (13,182 people or 12.0%)
  • Health (10,804 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 46,877 people in total or 42.8% of the employed workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.5% in Management and Commerce; 7.5% in Society and Culture; and 7.6% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (20.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Society and Culture (12.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people qualified in the field of Health (9.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.1% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,906 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,231 people)
  • Health (+1,965 people)
  • Information Technology (+876 people)

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