City of Adelaide

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Adelaide.

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 the City of Adelaide;
  • 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 the City of Adelaide.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Adelaide - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences5,2784.042.154,5153.832.04+763
Information Technology6,4744.962.264,7714.051.76+1,703
Engineering and Related Technologies8,8676.7910.327,2806.1910.80+1,587
Architecture and Building3,2152.463.662,8982.463.63+317
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3051.001.901,1440.971.87+161
Management and Commerce29,89622.9214.0225,51821.6912.93+4,378
Society and Culture17,89213.729.6315,05412.808.86+2,838
Creative Arts5,1253.932.404,2143.582.03+911
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,8222.933.733,7033.143.63+119
Mixed Field Programmes790.060.06910.070.09-12
Not stated or inadequately described3,0552.342.642,6972.292.52+358
No qualification26,10220.0132.1529,66525.2235.78-3,563
Total Persons130,398100.00100.00117,604100.00100.00+12,794

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (29,896 people or 22.9%)
  • Society and Culture (17,892 people or 13.7%)
  • Health (15,426 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 63,214 people in total or48.5% of All industries.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.0% in Management and Commerce; 9.6% in Society and Culture and 9.4% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (22.9% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (13.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.8% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (5.0% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Adelaide between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+4,378.00 local workers)
  • Health (+2,880.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,838.00 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+1,703.00 local workers)

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