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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Playford, there are more local workers with Health 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 City of Playford;
  • 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 City of Playford.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Playford - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1790.81.91700.81.8+9
Information Technology1970.91.61790.91.4+18
Engineering and Related Technologies2,23410.311.02,56612.211.1-332
Architecture and Building4061.93.33571.73.0+49
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2371.11.72101.01.6+27
Health2,34110.87.61,6177.76.7+724
Education1,3236.14.81,1835.64.8+140
Management and Commerce1,7037.911.51,3306.39.7+373
Society and Culture1,6927.87.51,1765.66.1+516
Creative Arts1620.71.81010.51.6+61
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6523.03.45512.63.1+101
Mixed Field Programmes230.10.160.00.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described6292.93.07343.53.3-105
No qualification9,87545.640.810,81651.545.6-941

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, City of Playford: 0.8% Information Technology, City of Playford: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford: 10.3% Architecture and Building, City of Playford: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford: 1.1% Health, City of Playford: 10.8% Education, City of Playford: 6.1% Management and Commerce, City of Playford: 7.9% Society and Culture, City of Playford: 7.8% Creative Arts, City of Playford: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford: 2.9% No qualification, City of Playford: 45.6%
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, City of Playford - All industries: +9 Information Technology, City of Playford - All industries: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Playford - All industries: -332 Architecture and Building, City of Playford - All industries: +49 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Playford - All industries: +27 Health, City of Playford - All industries: +724 Education, City of Playford - All industries: +140 Management and Commerce, City of Playford - All industries: +373 Society and Culture, City of Playford - All industries: +516 Creative Arts, City of Playford - All industries: +61 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Playford - All industries: +101 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Playford - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Playford - All industries: -105 No qualification, City of Playford - All industries: -941
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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (2,341 people or 10.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,234 people or 10.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,703 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,278 people in total or 29.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.6% in Health; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 11.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (10.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (1.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Playford between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Health (+724 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+516 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+373 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-332 local workers)

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