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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Adelaide, 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 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 City of Adelaide.

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

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Adelaide - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Natural and Physical Sciences4,5153.82.0
Information Technology4,7714.11.8
Engineering and Related Technologies7,2806.210.8
Architecture and Building2,8982.53.6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1441.01.9
Health12,54610.78.6
Education3,5083.05.4
Management and Commerce25,51821.712.9
Society and Culture15,05412.88.9
Creative Arts4,2143.62.0
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,7033.13.6
Mixed Field Programmes910.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described2,6972.32.5
No qualification29,66525.235.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia: 2.0% Information Technology, South Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 10.8% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 1.9% Health, South Australia: 8.6% Education, South Australia: 5.4% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, South Australia: 8.9% Creative Arts, South Australia: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 2.5% No qualification, South Australia: 35.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Information Technology, City of Adelaide: 4.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: 6.2% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Health, City of Adelaide: 10.7% Education, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: 21.7% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: 12.8% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: 3.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 2.3% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 25.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,515 Information Technology, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,771 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +7,280 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,898 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,144 Health, City of Adelaide - All industries: +12,546 Education, City of Adelaide - All industries: +3,508 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide - All industries: +25,518 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide - All industries: +15,054 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,214 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide - All industries: +3,703 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide - All industries: +91 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,697 No qualification, City of Adelaide - All industries: +29,665
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 (25,518 people or 21.7%)
  • Society and Culture (15,054 people or 12.8%)
  • Health (12,546 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 53,118 people in total or 45.2% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (12.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (3.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+25,518 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+15,054 local workers)
  • Health (+12,546 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+7,280 local workers)

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